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We are hiring for a Learning & Innovation Programme Manager
 

We are growing and there is a great opportunity to join our team! We are currently looking for a Learning & Innovation Programme Manager to join our Learning & Practice Team! The ideal candidate will share our passion and drive to make social innovation learning an option for all students in Ireland! 

This is a key role that will be responsible for directing YSI’s Schools’ Programmes and Social Innovation Learning Lab, as well as enhancing and developing new initiatives and programmes.

Does this sound like you? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Position: Learning and Innovation Programme Manager

Location: Young Social Innovators, DCU Alpha, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Report to: CEO
Contract: Permanent

Young Social Innovators

Young Social Innovators (YSI) is a not-for-profit education body which provides transformative innovation processes and programmes for students, primarily at post primary level in Ireland. Through YSI, educators, schools and communities facilitate and support youth-led social innovation, which benefits the development of youth and communities. This is education which empowers young people, strengthens youth voice and participation, and develops active local and global citizens for today and the future.

Since 2001, YSI is championing its thinking and modelling around social innovation and entrepreneurial education. We are passionate about empowering young people to use their insights, experiences and voice to collaborate in order to create a better world: one which is more equal, inclusive, diverse, and sustainable.

The Opportunity

YSI is looking for someone who shares our passion and drive to make social innovation learning an option for all students in Ireland!  S/he will be directing YSI’s Schools’ Programmes and Social Innovation Learning Lab, enhancing and developing new initiatives and programmes. They will hold a key management function to enable the delivery of YSI’s educational programmes for educators.  So far, YSI has some 6 exciting programmes* for young people at post primary level with 7,000 students and hundreds of teachers participating every academic year and we are growing!

S/he will be taking the lead in these education programmes, ensuring quality delivery and development. S/he will have a breath of experience, 6-8 years minimum, in learning and education and be able to demonstrate strong leadership, interpersonal, teamwork and project management abilities. S/he will also be passionate about social innovation, entrepreneurial and sustainable education.  

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

General Management and Leadership - Excellent leadership skills and ability to motivate those around them. A self-starter who thinks strategically and translates high level goals to well-developed plans and systems. Ability to use resources effectively to achieve specific objectives.

Programme/Module development - Excellent skills in conceptualising, designing and testing new educational modules for students and educators.   

Creativity and Innovation - Ability for conceptual, innovative and critical thinking. Involvement in design-based and innovative methods would be advantageous. Appreciation of creative processes and how to activate these.

Communication and Teamwork - Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to represent strategic priorities and to assimilate and share learning with others internally and with external agencies.

Flexibility and Versatility - Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and deadlines. Open to travel to different parts of Ireland to support teams and attend some weekend meetings (public health safety permitting).

Relationship Builder - Working closely with other managers in the identification, formation and development of a range of key education stakeholder relationships in order to advance YSI’s social innovation programmes.

Additional


Key Accountabilities:

Manage and Direct Social Innovation Learning Programmes

YSI School Programmes here include: Social Innovation Action, Senior Cycle; Social Innovation Action, Junior Cycle; YSI Enterprise (Den & Elevate initiatives); YSI Robotics4Good; YSI Design for Change; YSI International Awards Programme.


Design & Develop YSI School Programme Initiatives


Social Innovation Learning Lab


Quality Assurance and Evaluation


Stakeholder & Management Relations and Reporting

Young Social Innovators is committed to equal opportunities and all recruitment decisions will be based on merit, suitability for the role and experience. All recruitment decisions will not be influenced by race, colour, nationality, religion, sex, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age or membership of the Traveller Community. Young Social Innovators fully endorses a working environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Applications and curriculum vitae should be sent to: careers@youngsocialinnovators.ie marked L&P Manager before 22nd February 2021 with a cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate for this key position in YSI.

*YSI Programmes: Social Innovation Action, Senior Cycle; Social Innovation Action, Junior Cycle; YSI Enterprise (Den & Elevate initiatives); YSI Robotics4Good; YSI Design for Change; YSI International Awards Programme.