Senior Advisor - Akonga Māori

Ministry of Education

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Wellington - permanent, full-time

About our group

The Secondary Tertiary team sits within the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.

ELSA works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce and society. ELSA performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, and the secondary-tertiary interface. This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA (including the ongoing NCEA Review and preparing for the Review of Achievement Standards) and secondary-tertiary programmes.

Lead Advisor role

The Senior Advisor, Akonga Maori provides a Te Ao Maori lens on concurrent programmes, contributing to designing and developing curriculum, teaching, and learning initiatives for senior secondary education to support a smooth transition to further education and the world of work. They advise on policy, from design through to implementation, and on the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment content. Senior Advisers ensure a deliberate focus on equitable student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance in English and Maori medium education.

About the person

The person we seek will be agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work, be able to work collaboratively, research and analyse to provide advice to managers and others in the Ministry, and will be comfortable working independently to achieve defined objectives. The person will be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry. 

Experience and qualifications

Candidates will ideally have:

  • experience with Maori whanau, hapu, iwi and communities and relationships with Maori based professional or recognised organisations and groups
  • a tertiary qualification or minimum two years' experience in a similar role
  • teaching experience.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Maori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Maori students, their whanau, hapu and iwi.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/667591_JobDesc.pdf

If this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'Apply Online' button. 

For further information please contact Emily Fairless at Emily.fairless@education.govt.nz

Applications close Midnight Monday, 30 November 2020.

 

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