Mātanga Tohu Aro Whānui – Qualifications and Standards Advisor Māori

Muka Tangata

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa.

Let us work together for the benefit of everyone. 

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council will contribute to the creation of sustainable, globally engaged and adaptive Aotearoa in tertiary education, with a focus on agriculture, horticulture, fishing, aquaculture, equine, winemaking, silviculture and harvesting, and sports turf management. More information about Muka Tangata can be found at www.mukatangata.nz 

Te āhua o te tūrunga – The nature of the position 

Muka Tangata is guided by our commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi as we work with Māori on ways in which iwi, hapū and whānau Māori can flourish at all levels in all the industries that we work with.

The Mātanga Tohu Aro Whānui will advise and support the Muka Tangata Qualifications and Standards team to apply Te Ao Māori knowledge and practices in an educational products context.  This newly created position will report to the General Manager Qualifications and Standards.  We are looking for someone who can provide expert advice in Te Ao and Mātauranga Māori, bringing context and understanding to the work of the Qualification and Standards team to ensure the success and a strong voice for Māori businesses, iwi and learners.

You will be passionate about Māori development, education and training and be excited about the opportunity of creating genuine change to the Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). This critical role has both an internal and external focus.  You will be developing educational products which are fit for purpose for all participants in the VET system including iwi and Māori.  You will work closely with our Qualification and Standards teams advising them on best practice te reo and Tikanga Māori. As the Māori Qualifications and Standards Subject Matter Expert (SME) you will also work with participants in our product development processes advising on best practice for engagement with iwi and Māori. 

You will be 

  • working on the revision and development of qualifications and standards with a range of participants including iwi and Māori 
  • reporting directly to the General Manager Qualifications and Standards to affect change to processes and procedures at Muka Tangata
  • working across Muka Tangata with relevant staff to ensure alignment with other teams
  • working across Ohu Mahi to ensure alignment with other WDCs

This position can be based in Wellington, Auckland or remotely

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role 

You may currently be working in a similar role, as a teacher at a secondary or tertiary level, or have strengths in Te Ao and Mātauranga Māori and be interested to upskill in the development of educational products.

You will be proficient in te reo Māori to a level that will enable you to advise on the development of education products written in te reo Māori.

If you have:

  • Knowledge about the vocational education and training sector
  • Proficiency in managing internal and external groups and stakeholders to facilitate outcomes
  • Knowledge of educational products such as qualifications, standards or micro credentials
  • Some experience within any of the industries Muka Tangata represents 

We would be interested in hearing from you

As a new organisation, all the kaimahi at Muka Tangata need to be adaptable and bring a proactive, can-do attitude as well a willingness to be a team member in a rapidly- evolving environment. 

We are a workplace that values and utilises diverse and inclusive thinking, people and behaviours. This means that we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and reflect the diversity of Aotearoa, New Zealand and the industries and people we work to support. We ensure that the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected. 

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact Craig Langdon on 022 014 5426

The salary range for this role is $88,100 - $106,800 based on your experience. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects their individual skills and experience.

Te tono – How to apply 

If this sounds like you apply now! To download a copy of our position description please visit our vacancy page on our website www.ohumahi.nz

Applications close Sunday 21st August

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, the Workforce Development Councils have a Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to have a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, otherwise known as a My Vaccine Pass (CVC) in order commence employment. 

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