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Program Director (closed)

Job Description


The only constant in this world is change and it is happening at an ever increasing rate. There is a tremendous need among organizations and individuals to make sense of, and be successful in this environment of rapid change. Hyper Island specializes in digitally driven business transformation by training individuals and organizations within the areas of tech & digital, innovation & creativity, and leadership & culture.

The need for training is substantial and continues to increase i across all industries. As a result, Hyper Island has grown exponentially during the last 20 years. We started off in the small city of Karlskrona then expanded to Stockholm, London, Manchester, Singapore, New York, and Sao Paolo. And we intend to grow much more!

Do you have a passion for leadership? Driven by helping individuals seize their potential? Is Experience Based Learning and Facilitation your modus operandi? If yes, you could be our next Program Director to lead our hub in Karlskrona.

Job Description
As Program Director you are leading all operations in Karlskrona. You will split your role into focusing on local networking and marketing, team support and development, as well as planning, developing and following up processes, projects and initiatives. Additionally, you will support our program managers in their hands on delivery of our Hyper Island Long Term Programs in a variety of ways.

In your role you will collaborate with our other Swedish hub in Stockholm, being part of the Swedish Management team and reporting directly to the Managing Director in Sweden.

As Program Director you are a thought leader, innovator, motivator, creator, and strategist. You enjoy working with people as well as with strategies, structure, process and routines.

In Karlskrona we currently have two programs; Digital Media Creative, with a generalist approach on tech, design, and business, and Motion Creative, with a more specialist approach within the area of motion design and animation.

Who are we looking for?
We think you are a driven, goal oriented leader with a genuine interest in people. We believe that you can plan, develop and follow up both business, individuals, and teams with the aim of delivering world class education, with kept well-being and within budget. 

Responsibilities & tasks
Quality assure the overall student learning experience for all programs in Karlskrona
Manage production, administration, personnel and facilities
Ensure that documentation and data are delivered to the relevant authorities and educational entities
Keep track of and follow up on processes, projects, activities, and KPIs
Manage budgets
Work with local/regional network of collaborators/clients
Support program delivery as part of the production team
Lead, develop, and support our staff
Be part of Sweden's Management Team

Higher education in business relations/management/leadership or equivalent experience
Experience with educational leadership, operational management or equivalent
Experience in project management
Experience with educational authorities
Confidence in facilitating workshops, meetings, client deliveries, conferences, and other events
Grounded in the tools and the application of experience based learning
A genuine interest in digital/tech
Native/near native in English and Swedish written & verbal
Experience with funding application processes is a plus

Full time
Start May 1 or as soon as possible.

The position is based in Karlskrona, Sweden.

Please send us a CV and maximum two A4 pages answering the following questions:

"What drives you to get out of bed in the morning?"
"Why Hyper Island?"

Send your application including your CV and the personal letter to with “Program Director” in the subject line.

Please send in your application as soon as possible. Please note that if we find the right candidate the application process may be closed earlier than stated. Please present your documents in English.

If you have any questions contact Maria Distner, Managing Director for Sweden
Mobile: +46709961400

About Hyper Island

Hyper Island designs learning experiences that challenge companies and individuals to grow and stay competitive in an increasingly digitized world. Our range of immersive programs and courses seeks to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to lead the change and begin a journey of lifelong learning.