Human Skills Facilitator/Trainer

  • Dev Academy Aotearoa
  • Hybrid (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Jul 02, 2024
Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract Education Training

Job Description

Summary of this role

  • Teach our innovative Human Skills curriculum to our web development students
  • Support the success and wellbeing of our students through check-ins, coaching and coordinated pastoral care.
  • Enjoy a progressive, high support and high autonomy hybrid work environment

Key details

  • Contract: Flexible. Will consider permanent employment, fixed term employment, or contract for services.
  • Duration: Flexible.
  • Salary: $35-40 per hour, equivalent to around $70,000 – $80,000
  • Hours: 10-15 hours per week, flexible
  • Place of Work: Dev Academy – Auckland campus (Newmarket) and online 

About Dev Academy Aotearoa

We have been running New Zealand’s premier developer bootcamp for over 10 years, with campuses in Tāmaki, Pōneke and online. We take pride in graduating capable students who love our programme and who change their lives with careers in tech. More broadly, we are a social enterprise working for a better, kinder and more diverse tech sector. We want to see technology being developed by humans as diverse as our society. Our core values for students, teaching and organisational staff alike are centred around arohā, tika and pono or integrity, kindness and effort. 

This role

This role has two main parts:

  • Teaching the Human Skills curriculum in-person or online. Typically this is one 2 hour workshop per week.

  • Monitoring and supporting the wellbeing and success of our students, mainly through regular one-on-one student check-ins with students in-person or online

Other responsibilities:

  • Welcoming students to Dev Academy and building supportive relationships with them

  • Working alongside other teachers and staff to coordinate student support

  • Providing cultural & wellbeing support

What we're looking for

We’re looking for someone who can combine facilitation or teaching experience with strong communication skills, emotional intelligence and empathy. Specifically:

  • At least 2 to 3 years in a role with emphasis on facilitation, particularly group facilitation, both in-person and online.

  • The ability to hold and facilitate a robust conversation with a diverse group of people.

  • Can connect with people one-on-one, build trust easily, listen with empathy, while staying within your boundaries and scope of practice when supporting others. 

  • It would be great, but not necessary, for you to have:

    • Experience in personal development coaching, or leadership facilitation

    • Experience working with software developers, or other tech industry roles

You might fit the bill if

  • You love human beings

  • You have plenty of experience and passion for good facilitation

  • You are passionate about increasing diversity in the tech sector and can hold a space that is welcoming for people from a wide variety of backgrounds

  • You can explain complex ideas in simple ways

  • You are into Dev Academy Aotearoa’s social mission of a better, kinder, more diverse tech sector through innovative, human, inclusive tech education

  • Interest or experience with te ao Māori, tikanga Māori, te reo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is very welcome 

  • A NZ citizen or possess a work permit

Other information you should know

This role is anywhere from 10 to 15 hours per week, but our needs change on a quarterly basis, depending on enrolment numbers. We will consider different contract arrangements – what’s important for us is that we can flex this work to align with student numbers. We’re a whānau-friendly workplace and tamariki are welcome in our campuses. For employees we have flexible wellbeing leave, 5 weeks annual leave, and a focus on wellbeing for our staff through yoga, flexible working, stand-up desks and occasional away days and noho marae. 

We welcome applications from people with non-traditional experience (volunteering or informal settings) and from minority backgrounds and genders. Dev Academy has a strong commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and is working out how to honour and integrate its principles. If you’d like to bring along whānau to speak on your behalf we’d love to welcome you all. Indeed, if you require any accommodations from being flexible on timing due to childcare, mental health or other needs we’re very happy to work with you. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to come prepared and ready for interviews and work! 

If you’re on the fence, please apply—even if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re open to discussion on lots of fronts. We very much want the right person and are open to that looking different than our ad specifies.

We offer

  • An opportunity to master your craft – it takes a deep understanding to facilitate effectively and, combined with a community of teachers and facilitators who really push themselves, you will be in an amazing environment to grow your own skills.

  • An opportunity to give back to the tech community and help grow a new generation of developers.

  • A super-supportive work environment that is authentic, human-centric


We welcome questions. Write to our People Champion Sarrah Jayne (


Dev Academy Aotearoa

Job Summary

Human Skills Facilitator/Trainer at Dev Academy Aotearoa — Auckland and online


$35-40 per hour / Equivalent to around $70,000 – $80,000 per annum

How to apply

If that sounds like you, please email your CV to our People Champion Sarrah Jayne ( and let us know the following:

  1. Why do you love human beings?

  2. How do you understand the role of a facilitator?

  3. Why do you want this role at Dev Academy?


Social Enterprise

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Worth, Reduced Inequalities

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