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Kaitiaki Tikanga - Cultural Advisor

Kaitiaki Tikanga - Cultural Advisor

Kaitiaki Tikanga - Cultural Advisor

Manukau Institute of Technology

Closing Date : 25 Mar 2019

As an NZQA Category 1 Institute of Technology, MIT recognises the special obligation we have to serve the people, communities and employers of Counties Manukau and that achieving excellence in tertiary education is critical to both our mission and to the future economic and social prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Māori, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Kaitiaki Tikanga(Cultural advisor) to be responsible for providing guidance from a Tikanga Māori and Te ao Māori worldview for the benefit of MIT's learners, staff, and stakeholders. A key highlight of this role will also be supporting the effective delivery of cultural competency and Te Tiriti o Waitangi training for staff, students, and external clients. These are important elements in Te Rautaki Mātauranga Māori / The Māori Education Strategy.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead tikanga at MIT's Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae
  • Assist and sustain Ngāi Tauira
  • Lead tikanga and manaakitanga centred activities
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with mana whenua
  • Work with MIT Student Achievement and Excellence
  • Assist with the planning, delivery and organisation of MIT events
  • Work collaboratively with relevant staff across teams.
  • Develop and maintain effective channels for a Māori voice for the benefit of students and staff.

"Kua herea mātou ki te whai i te tūturutanga o Te Tiriti O Waitangi." We are committed to creating and maintaining a culturally sensitive work environment in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

For these roles, pre-employment checks will be conducted in accordance with the Vulnerable Children's Act.

At MIT you will work with people who are passionate about the positive impact we make to the communities we serve.  We offer a work environment which values genuine people who care for others, are well-connected, open and approachable and strive for excellence in all that we do. If you are self-directed and goal orientated, methodical and an adept problem solver with the ability to coach and mentor others and pride yourself on being able to relate to a range of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures we would love to hear from you - APPLY NOW!

If you require further information please contact Jonathan Mana, People & Culture on (09 976 0731).

Applications close: 25 March 2019 

Job Details: Reference 25290



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