Pia, Pou Tautoko & Cultural Capability PLD Facilitator

Otago University

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Otago


Who we are

University of Otago Education Support Services is part of the University of Otago's College of Education. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning to achieve equity for all learners. We have a team of highly committed and experienced facilitators based throughout the country who draw on current research and effective practice to build educators' capability within kura and schools.

The role

This role presents a unique opportunity to join our Māori medium team with a key role in providing professional learning and development (PLD) to support Pia to achieve their Tūturu Practising Certificates alongside Pou Tautoko and Tumuaki in Kura Kaupapa Māori, Wharekura and Kura-a-Iwi.

If desired the candidate can also choose to facilitate PLD in Māori and English-medium schools supporting a system-wide shift in cultural capability for primary and secondary school leaders and teachers in Aotearoa.

In this role you will:

  • Support Pia, Pou Tautoko and Tumuaki in their kura and communities with effective pedagogical practice through a variety of responsive delivery methods, including; workshops, hikoi, noho marae, cluster hui, on-line and tailored support kanohi ki te kanohi to meet individual needs as they implement high quality, educative induction and mentoring programmes.
  • Facilitate cultural capability PLD in Māori kura and English medium schools.

This role can be based anywhere in New Zealand. Travel will be required to fulfil the responsibilities of the position.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for someone who is passionate about teaching and learning in Māori settings. It is essential that the successful candidate brings a proactive, collaborative approach and is able to work independently and remotely as part of a team.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Fluency in te reo Māori me ōnā tikanga.
  • Teaching qualification and registration.
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience in Kura Kaupapa Māori, Wharekura, Kura-a-Iwi and/or schools.
  • Experience developing and implementing professional learning development for kaiako/teachers.
  • Driver's licence and flexibility to travel within NZ to reach remote kura.

Further details

These are fixed-term positions available until January 2023. We have a number of opportunities and welcome applications from candidates for full-time and part-time roles. Please state your preferred position and region/s to work in within your application and cover letter.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to join one of the country's most research-intensive Universities and become part of a team dedicated to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in New Zealand.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV.
  • Names and addresses of at least three referees.

There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

Note: If this is a part-time position, the salary range will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

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