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Programmes & Development Manager - Creative opportunity in community sector

Job details

Dance & Arts Therapy NZ
5 Jun 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Dance & Arts Therapy NZ (DTNZ) currently have an opportunity for a highly capable Programmes & Development Manager to join our close-knit and fast-paced team. In this role, you will manage and coordinate the therapy programme delivery and development, grant funding and administrative aspects of the organisational work at DTNZ.  You will have the chance to contribute your leadership and strong communication skills, passion for working with vulnerable communities, ability to engage others, and positive enthusiasm while progressing DTNZ's commitment to continually improve its service delivery to the communities we serve. You will manage a diverse and creative therapy team and an exceptional team of volunteers, with the support of the Admin Team, and the Director and Advisory Board who govern the organisation.


At Dance & Arts Therapy NZ, we believe that with creativity and collaboration, together we can support and empower vulnerable communities. We use the powerful modalities of the Arts and Dance to bring connection, nurturing and growth to people with disabilities, children with autism, children in at-risk/low-income areas and people recovering from trauma. We provide group and individual dance/arts therapy programmes across the Auckland & Canterbury regions. DTNZ is a small but growing Community Organisation, with a dynamic, creative and fun team of around 30 part-time therapists, assistant therapists and volunteers.


We are looking for someone who is engaging and energetic, with a background in Programmes/Projects Management to fulfil this core role. This is a position with a lot of variety - coordinating and leading our therapy team, overseeing funding applications and budgets, interviewing new volunteers, developing new programmes that respond to community need, as well as refining programmes-related administrative processes.


The successful applicant will need to be super organised, focused, a quick thinker and be able to use their initiative to work independently. We require someone who can manage their time effectively and multitask many different components. This role is office-based, however, offers flexible working arrangements and schedule for the right candidate. The key capabilities and experience we are looking for:


●      5+ years of programme coordination and/or project management experience desired

●      2+ years of team coordination and/or leadership experience desired

●      Exceptional organisational, planning and time management skills

●      Extremely computer literate and confident with technology

●      Excellent verbal and written skills

●      Ability to build effective relationships with team members, funders and stakeholders

●      Solution-focused and ability to think strategically and plan ahead

●     Experience in working in Community Organisations, Charitable Trusts or Not-For-Profit Organisations is desirable.


At DTNZ we work together to achieve amazing results for the community. Last year we had over 8,000 attendances to our therapeutic programmes. Join our whānau and contribute to the lives of even more people in our communities in a meaningful way.


How to apply

Apply with your CV and compelling cover letter outlining what you would bring to the job. Please email to alice@dancetherapy.co.nz by June 5th, 2020. 

Written by

Julia Barnes

21 May 2020