Tumuaki: Whakaruruhau / Director: Māori Learner Success

Otago Polytechnic

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Otago

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!

At Te Kura Matatini ki Ōtāgo, Otago Polytechnic, our vision is that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential.

We are guided by our values of Caring / Manaakitaka, Courage / Maia, Accountability / Takohaka and Empowerment / Whakamanataka. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua.

We are seeking a future focused, inspirational leader to lead strategies and initiatives that will continue to enable Māori learners to participate and succeed as Māori at all levels of Otago Polytechnic, as well as lead the team in Te Punaka Ōwheo (our Māori Centre).

This is a full-time role where you will be contributing to the advancement of the Polytechnic’s Māori Strategic Framework, with a specific focus on Māori learner success (i.e. Priority 3 of the MSF). While you will work at a strategic level pan-institutionally, you will also provide strong and inspirational leadership to a dynamic team in Te Punaka Ōwheo who support, guide, advise and advocate for Māori learners, helping to create an outstanding experience for Māori learners.

You will actively demonstrate exemplary Māori leadership qualities that align with Te Pae Tawhiti, the Tiriti Excellence Framework for Te Pūkenga (the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology), Otago Polytechnic’s Strategic Direction 2021 and the Māori Strategic Framework 2022.

You will have proficiency in te reo me ōna tikaka Māori and proven experience working within a kaupapa Māori framework of professional practice, with significant experience in Māori education and in working alongside tauira Māori. Experience working in a tertiary environment is preferred, but not essential. A Bachelor’s degree in education, counselling, social work or an equivalent discipline is essential and a Master’s degree would be advantageous.

If you would like to be at the forefront of Māori education, make a real and sustainable difference for tauira, their whānau and our wider hāpori, and you want to work for an innovative, progressive and agile organisation that is committed to its community, contact us today!

For further information contact Janine Kapa, Deputy Chief Executive: Māori Development / Kaitohutohu on: janine.kapa@op.ac.nz  

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Applications close 5pm, Sunday 7 March 2021


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