Team Coordinator

Ministry of Education

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

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

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga - Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

We shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose

So that we do the following:

  • Deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Give priority to sector relationship, regional and local voice

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, 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

Te Poutāhū - Curriculum Centre sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.

Within Te Poutāhū - Curriculum Centre, the Secondary Tertiary Team covers the transition from senior secondary through to foundation tertiary, and focuses on pathways to support young people to make successful and coherent decisions on steps to further study and training. The team supports Te Poutāhū - Curriculum Centre to achieve strategic and operational objectives and to build a great working culture and environment. We are a practical, fast-paced, deadline driven and service-oriented team that focuses on commissioning, work tracking, resource management, planning, business performance and excellent relationship management.

Mō tēnei tūranga - About this 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 secondary-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.

Mōhou ake - About you

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

If you'd like to bring your skills to a dynamic and rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? - Are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

For more information on the role, please take a look at the job description. For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu are embarking on, please visit our careers centre.

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If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the 'apply' button.

For further information, please contact email Amy Wood

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