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Social Impact Advisor

Listed 28 days ago

Mō Te Paewai - About Wellington UniVentures 
We are Wellington UniVentures and we’re responsible for creating new ventures from Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington’s research. 
Building on our purpose—to lift lives everywhere with knowledge | Hikina I kura huna —Wellington UniVentures works with our University innovators to shape their research into initiatives that create impact. We do this by connecting them with partners, industry and investors to enable the growth and development of their idea or invention. With time, development and Wellington UniVentures’ support, these ideas can become life changing initiatives focused on solving problems and building stronger societies. 
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role 
The Social Impact Advisor plays an important role for Wellington UniVentures and is involved across the whole research commercialisation process, providing a  project management focus for a portfolio of projects. 

The role covers the key areas of project management and enabling the commercialisation process as well as  contributing to educating and inspiring academics and postgraduate students about the social outcomes of commercialising innovation with the advice and support of Wellington UniVentures’ Social and Creative programme activities.

The Social Impact Advisor will be responsible for the project management of a portfolio of projects through to commercialised outcomes, from within our Social and Creative team.  This could range from enabling resource support for a project through to full delivery support of a project, working in partnership with the Senior Commercialisation Manager and Head of Social and Creative to enable delivery.  This includes the evaluation of ideas, innovations and inventions arising from academic staff and postgraduates within the Social and Creative areas, and driving  the reporting of project outcomes and progress.  
Ō pūmanawa - About you 
Our perfect person will have some or all of the following education, experience and knowledge:
  • Graduate qualification in a relevant area of study (education, law, government and business, humanities, social sciences).
  • Previous experience in the development and/or management of a social enterprise.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of government, creative, social or education sectors.
  • Industry experience in education, government, creative, community development, or social enterprise related sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience and or expertise in project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand of social and environmental impact and the development of a financially sustainable business model.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, both internally and externally.
Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team 
In return for your experience, Wellington UniVentures can offer you fantastic benefits such as access to a wide variety of workshops for you to continue to learn and develop, subsidised onsite gym membership, free fantastic health and wellbeing events, and extra annual leave days. 
If this role sounds like you, and you're interested in joining a small, collaborative and busy team, please apply now with a cover letter and your CV – we’d love to hear from you right away!  If you have any questions, you can reach out to our recruitment partner [email protected] 

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Job type
  • Social Enterprise
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Wellington