Waikato Institute of Technology
Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design and Centre for Trades
Would you like to influence the direction of Engineering, Built Environment and Trades education for the benefit of our graduates and the future workforce?
Wintec is seeking a Group Director for our Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design and the Centre for Trades. Based at Wintec’s modern Engineering and Trades Facility at our Rotokauri Campus you will be leading two high performing teams that deliver from Certificate to Degree level qualifications. The Trades areas of study are: mechanical; automotive; industrial measurement and control; electrical, carpentry and hospitality. The Engineering and Industrial Design areas are: civil; mechanical; electrical; quantity surveying and architectural technology. Wintec has a focus on Ako Teaching and Learning Principles and equity for all learners and as such has a commitment to ensuring that its tutors can deliver to its learners accordingly.
About the role
It is essential that you bring a commitment to the Treaty partnership between Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi, to inter-professional learning and education and to graduating students who are critical thinkers confident to apply themselves in their places of employment.
The Group Director will have proven academic leadership, an ability to work with a range of professions and ideally a broad knowledge of the Trades and/or Engineering sector. You need to be able to build relationships with the current and new industry contacts to ensure delivery maintains its industry focus.
Are you an ideal candidate?
If you are passionate about leading a team to develop and maintain first-rate academic programme design and delivery, this role may be the next challenge you are looking for. The successful person will be work within an established distributed leadership structure and manage a competent, self-motivated management team. Being innovative and having highly developed interpersonal skills along with being able to constructively manage complex relationships is crucial.
The position requires strategic vision and a demonstrated understanding of the tertiary education context. You would be responsible for the development of the business and academic direction for the Centres in line with Wintec’s strategic goals, investment plans, profile and business plans. The position reports to the Executive Dean and may involve some National travel to develop key relationships and education opportunities.
If applicable, appointment with a further title of Associate Professor or Professor will be considered, commensurate with relevant academic experience.
Working at Wintec
Wintec continues to be one of the leading tertiary institutes by keeping up with industry trends and focusing on bringing new ideas to life. You will be supported to stay industry connected and have generous opportunities to develop your career.
We are innovative thinkers at Wintec, and welcome flexible working arrangements.