Funding Project Coordinator

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HyperionDev is one of the largest providers of accelerated tech education in EMEA and one of the oldest providers of 'coding bootcamps' in the world. We work with top universities such as Imperial College London, The London School of Economics, The University of Edinburgh, and Stellenbosch University to deliver structured technical courses and bootcamps that accelerate people into fulfilling tech careers. We have been recognised as one of the top education technology scaleups in the world and gained the financial backing of Meta (previously Facebook) which recognised us as  the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa, where we initially started our work.

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 powered by a workforce in Southern Africa, which lowers the cost of an accessible education in technology. This model has been successful, allowing us to reach millions of learners a year from over 60 countries. We have also partnered with government bodies such as the UK's Department for Education who provide scholarships for students to study on our bootcamps and gain employment at companies such as AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

We're backed by nearly 2000 investors, having raised the largest crowdfunding round of funding for an edtech company in history. As a primarily bootstrapped, profitable, and scale up tech business join us as we play our part in making the world a more stable, safer, and fair place.


We are looking for an experienced and versatile Funding Project Coordinator to join our team.  You will be responsible for identifying, organising, and managing grant applications to workforce development boards (WIOA), as well as supporting public and private sector bids and tenders in the education sector to unlock new partnerships and funding opportunities for potential learners. You will be the primary point of contact for all funding projects within the partnerships team, acting as a subject matter expert when discussing the approach to applications, working side by side with the various specialists in the relevant teams, and writing responses for submission. This role will play a pivotal part in both the administrative aspects of grant applications and in assisting learners in accessing WIOA funding for their education and training needs.

You will work closely with The Head of the Partnerships Team in analysing the requirements and specifications for an application, while accurately ensuring compliance. You must be highly skilled in project management, grant application preparation, market and product research, and hold strong corporate writing skills, as well as producing high quality visuals, presentations and documents. 

This role further required someone who is a skilled Project Manager with a focus on SETA administration of Learnerships, ideally with a minimum of 12 months of experience in this specific area. In this role, you will oversee the planning, execution, and monitoring of SETA-related projects within our partnerships team. Your responsibilities will include coordinating with SETAs, managing learner registrations, ensuring compliance with SETA regulations, and optimising the administration process to maximise funding opportunities.

You will collaborate closely with our Head of Learnerships to align strategies and streamline efforts in securing funding for learnership programs. Your expertise in SETA administration and your ability to navigate the intricacies of learnership funding will be instrumental in achieving our goals and supporting learners in accessing valuable educational opportunities.


  • Researching, evaluating and organising funding opportunities to support our organisation's programs and services, specifically under WIOA funding in USA. 
  • Coordinating the preparation and submission of high quality applications, ensuring compliance with regulations, guidelines, and reporting requirements.
  • Building and managing a network of clients and stakeholders in workforce development boards/funding authorities.
  • Developing proposal templates and responses for complex proposal requests and build an internal library
  • Managing the response process
  • Leading and / or participating in process improvement initiatives to increase efficiencies for proposal and presentation development
  • Managing grant administration tasks, including tracking deadlines, reporting requirements, and grant-related documentation.
  • Maintaining a portfolio of active and pending opportunities and providing monthly status reports.
  • Coordinate with SETAs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and facilitate smooth administration of learnership programs.
  • Manage learner registrations, tracking progress, and reporting on outcomes to stakeholders and funding bodies.
  • Optimise administrative processes related to SETA funding, including documentation, invoicing, and reporting, to maximise efficiency and funding opportunities.


  • At least one year of experience coordinating and/or writing applications for government/public funding for AT LEAST one of the following- WIOA funding (US), CPF Funding (France) and SETA/learnership submissions (SA)
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a high volume of commercial applications to varying timescales.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to structure and manage multiple applications across stakeholders within tight timeframes. 
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to clearly present a business rationale. 
  • High attention to detail coupled with high standards.
  • Ability to multitask with research projects, data analysis and coordination with the executive team.


  • 2-3 years of experience coordinating and writing applications for funding opportunities in the education sector. 
  • At least 1 year of prior experience in a high growth company or tech startup.
  • A track record of winning proposals within highly competitive markets.
  • 1-3 years corporate strategic and technical writing experience.


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

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 25 annual leave days as part of our leave policy. 

Learn new tech skills: We offer our employees the opportunity to enrol part-time in our Coding Bootcamps.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, Europe and the US: 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 management team that draws their former experience from top tech companies.

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.


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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HyperionDev operates in the Edtech industry. HyperionDev was founded in 2012. It has 296 total employees. To see all 20 open jobs at HyperionDev, click here.
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