Project Coordinator - RAS

Ministry of Education

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Project Coordinator - Review of Achievement Standards 

Wellington - Fixed-Term, Full Time

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:

  • 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. 

Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role

The Review of Achievement Standards project (RAS) will review and update assessment tools and resources for level 1, 2 and 3 subjects in line with current best practice.

The Project Coordinator is part of the RAS team, and supports the project in the planning, controlling and administration activities throughout the life of the project.  

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.  You will be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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

You 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

It is desirable that candidates may have or be working towards a relevant tertiary qualification or project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE 2 Practitioner or PMP/CAPM certified). Candidates will also have knowledge and/or experience in:

  • Experience in using project management methodologies, techniques, documentation and standards.
  • 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.

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.

If this opportunity interests you, apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above, or for further information please contact Mike Russell Mike.Russell@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight 5 December 2021.however please note that if ideal candidates are found during this time, we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.

Please note that some roles at Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education are subject to the requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order 

In order for the successful applicant/s to be offered these roles, they will need to comply with the requirement to be vaccinated and agree to provide information and evidence regarding their vaccination status. 


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