Team Coordinator

Ministry of Education

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington
  • Fixed-Term, full-time - until January 2024
  • Based in Wellington

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He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

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 delivers and maintains critical services 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.

Team Coordinator role

The Team Coordinator is part of the Ākonga Māori team that 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 implementing the NCEA Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) Review changes through the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS)) and second ary-tertiary programmes. This includes related initiatives to support social, emotional and life skills education, careers education, and vocational education in schools. For these (and upcoming) projects, the Team Coordinator provides a range of administration, coordination and support services to the Senior Manager, Managers and the wider Ākonga Māori team.

About the person

We are looking for someone who is thoughtful, agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work 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 the Treaty of Waitangi.

We are wanting someone who has experience working in the project/programme space, managing and working across multiple projects and workstreams with competing pressures. They will have a proactive mindset and be able to identify and mitigate risks as they arise and engage with stakeholders.

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 have knowledge and/or experience in the following:

  • Events management
  • Processing invoices and purchase orders
  • Experience in working within the public sector and understanding of the political environment and how related issues should be managed
  • Experience in organising - identifying what matters, anticipating next steps, accurately delivering what was commissioned
  • Experience working with and comfortable engaging in wānanga with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities an advantage
  • Mēnā he matatau ki te reo Māori me ōna tikanga Māori he wana ake tērā

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, 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 Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the job description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'Apply Online' button.

For further information, please contact email Amy Wood

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Applications close Midnight - Sunday, 19 September 2021.

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