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Program Manager UX Design (closed)

Job Description

We believe that 'the future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed yet'(William Gibson). That's the reason why we need a new breed of UX designer. We need you to lead this change.

Job Description

As Program Manager for our new UX Designer program you are leading the operational and administrative process for this long term programs. You are responsible to design and facilitate the student's learning journey throughout the 2 years they are enrolled. In your role you will collaborate with a team of 6 program managers.

As Program Manager you are a thought leader, innovator, motivator, creator, organiser and strategist.

Who are we looking for?

We think you are a driven, goal oriented leader with a genuine interest in people´s personal and professional development. We believe that you can plan, develop and follow up both business activities, individuals, and teams with the aim of delivering world class education.

Responsibilities & tasks

Plan and lead the program development process.

Facilitate, plan and organise the learning journey for the students of the assigned class.

Continuously innovate the program.

Project planning, execution and follow up of assigned learning concepts.

Actively grow and maintain the professional network consisting of speakers, trainers and leaders from the creative industry.

Take an active role in the Sweden Programs Team and collaborate with the other Program Managers in various projects such as Cross Program workshops.

Continuous work with budget, forecast and cost control.

Prepare for, perform, document and follow up on quality assurance activities. Participate in the process of applying and re-applying for new and current programs.


A creative mindset.

Having a fearless attitude towards digital technology. A “maker mindset”.

A genuine interest in digital/tech, design, exponential technologies and innovation processes.

Experience in project management and leadership.

A genuine interest in education and individual development.

A genuine interest in and basic knowledge about UX-design.

High communication skills.

Highly proficient in spoken and written English.

Experience with educational leadership, coaching, operational management or equivalent is a plus.

Terms: Full time


March 1st 2019 or as soon as possible.


The position is based in Karlskrona, Sweden.


An applicant shall send in CV and maximum two A4 pages answering the following questions:

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

"What is the change in the world you want to work for?"

You shall also send in a video answering the question:

"Why do you want to be a program manager at Hyper Island?"

Application deadline is Februray the 28th. 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 Jörg Teichgraeber, Program Director Karlskrona.

Mobile: +46709627036


About Hyper Island

Hyper Island is a school for lifelong learning. A school for digitally-oriented creatives that for more than two decades have distilled talent into many different industries. It was founded in a Swedish city called Karlskrona on an actual island.

Hyper Island today is a global, educational organization with schools and offices around the world.

Even so, we remain true to our original vision and guiding principles. Two of these are “change the world” and “lead the change”. Here, at the birthplace of Hyper Island, we continue to prototype for change. The change we want to see in the world is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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 across all industries.

In Karlskrona we currently have two long term programs: Digital Media Creative and Motion Designer and will start two new programs in August: UX Designer and Business Developer with focus on digital transformation.