ABOUT US

HyperionDev is the largest provider of software development education in Southern Africa, and one of the largest globally. Counted among the top education technology startups in EMEA with headquarters in Cape Town and London, we support learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulfilling tech careers. We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review, lowering the cost of accessing tech careers.

In 2016 we won first prize in Facebook's Innovation Challenge, with Facebook selecting us as the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa and financially backing us, alongside Google. We were originally launched from the University of Cambridge, and our leadership team consists of world-leading talent from companies such as Google, Amazon, 2U/GetSmarter, Yoco and PwC, and those who have previously built and gone on to sell large businesses. We are looking for team members who are ambitious, motivated and have a track record of over-achieving and exceeding targets.

Join us at a time when we are reinventing tech education and how technology can drive higher quality education at scale for markets that have some of the most underperforming tertiary institutions and schools globally.

ABOUT THE ROLE 

As the Head of Career Services you will oversee our Careers & Alumni functions which ensures that our students receive the relevant career preparation support to get them ready for a tech career after completing one of our Bootcamps. There is also a focus on business development as you will develop and be accountable for establishing and maintaining an Employer Relation strategy - giving rise to sustainable strategic relationships with key industry-players. These partnerships give employers access to our graduates as Top-Tech Talent and push forth the agenda of driving employability in the tech industry.  

The Head of Career Services is responsible for the post Bootcamp journey including end-to-end delivery and optimisation of the graduate program and alumni-relations strategy.

You will be taking charge of two teams under careers, namely the Career Advisory Team and the Alumni Relations Team. The Career Advisory team takes ownership of the post Bootcamp graduate program and ensures that graduates are market-ready. This includes delivery of career development learning and advisory services to ensure that graduates are technically ready and prepared to enter the job market. As Head of Career Services you will ensure all learning material remains relevant and bespoke and will partner with the Learning Design team and employer partners to ensure content commensurate with industry standards and requirements.

The Alumni Relations team activates the Alumni Relations Strategy - this includes working closely with Marketing to bring the Alumni roadmap to life through various brand activations (success story posts, social media engagements etc.) and events. They will be responsible for the accurate management of the alumni database and all communications related to establishing and maintaining an active alumni community. As the Alumni Network evolves - you will provide strategic direction to optimise the Alumni Relations Strategy. 

To excel in this role you need to be able to chase big targets by making sure we build strategic partnerships to ensure successful placement of  our graduates. It will be a balance between supporting student preparation and the mechanics of getting them placed. Relationship building with top tech companies is a must in order to ensure we are able to scale further.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum:

  • 5+ years of experience involved in a placement management function
  • 5+ years of experience of team management experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in Higher Education in a Careers or Alumni Department
  • 3+ years of Account Management experience
  • Relationship management experience
  • Great verbal and written communication skills

Preferred: 

  • A degree in Human Resource Management or other relevant qualification 
  • 7+ years experience involved in a placement management function while running a team.
  • 5+ Years experience working with placement platforms.
  • 5+ years Account Management experience. 
  • 3+ years project management experience.
  • Relationship management experience.

 

BENEFITS

Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance or medical aid benefits for our staff.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a founding team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, & Yoco. 

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.

OUR VALUES

We're a people-forward company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.

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