Kaiārahi Māori

University of Canterbury

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Te Waka Pākākano | Office of Māori, Pacific and Equity

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He pūkenga, he hiahia nōu ki te mahi a te Kaiārahi Māori? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

As Kaiārahi Māori you will play an integral role leading and supporting all College and Service Units to drive strategic outputs for Māori and to embed Māori knowledge and learning content in contexts across UC. This position is also responsible for leading engagement initiatives that enhance kaimahi proficiency in bicultural competence and confidence. The role will foster and enhance the College and Service Units relationship with Ngāi Tahu and Māori communities. You will support the embedding of Te Rautaki Māori Strategy for Māori Development into the College and Service Units plans and aims for development and to promote Māori achievement throughout the Colleges, Service Units, UC and wider community.

Mōu | Who You Are

To be successful in this role you will hold a Bachelor's Degree (NZQA Level 7) or higher, with a minimum of 6 years' experience in a related role and evidence of:

  • Demonstrated experience in professional leadership, administration and working with of professionally qualified staff.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
  • Substantial experience working with students or customers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Active commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and valuing te reo Māori.
  • A high level of proficiency in te Reo Māori is required.
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching capability.
  • Experience implementing and leading change.
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively and evidence of contribution to team success.
  • Knowledge or understanding of project management and/or marketing.
  • Proven experience and commitment to enhancing cultural awareness and competence.
  • Previous experience working in a tertiary institution (desirable).

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work with colleagues in Te Waka Pākākano, and colleagues in the wider university in your areas of responsibility. Typically you will work closely with academic staff, and serve on College committees. You may also work with service units and in particular with those staff working towards student success.

Ko tā Te Waka Pākākano mahi ko te ārahi i Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha whānui, otirā me matua tautoko i te taiao ako hai whakatairanga, hai whakamana hoki i te hapori kākānorua o Aotearoa nei.

The role of Te Waka Pākākano is to provide cultural leadership, support and guidance to the University in general, and support a learning environment which recognises and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand's unique bicultural society.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga - we value people and their differences, manaakitanga - we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga - we will enhance and nurture our resources.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Wednesday 12th January 2022 (midnight, NZ time).

Please note applications may be reviewed as they are received and it is possible that an appointment may be made prior to the close date

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Due to current border restrictions, you must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role.


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