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Lead Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Lead Education Adviser

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako  



The development of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako across the Waikato is progressing well and we now have 25 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako approved with most schools in the region involved.  Increasingly we are seeing development of the education pathway within kāhui ako and inclusion and engagement with early learning pathway providers, and to date a small number of tertiary providers. 


Following promotion, we are now looking to appoint a new Lead Education Adviser Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to support this regional development.  We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovative education professional to join our team.  This is a unique opportunity to positively influence change in schools, kura and early learning services within the Waikato area over the next 12 months and in the longer term, pathways for learners within local communities.  This role involves providing support and guidance across the region both externally to the sector and also internally to Ministry of Education staff.  


Do you like variety and challenge? Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori and Pasifika? If you're enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this role could well be the one for you.


This role will give you the opportunity to work in partnership with sector leaders and communities to support them to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students. You must be able to influence others and be able to back this up with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement.  A strength in either early learning education or Māori medium may be an advantage.


To win this role you will need to be great at:

  • Building successful relationships with a range of groups and individuals.
  • Working with data and information to identify issues and come up with solutions to solve complex problems and make decisions
  • Leading and working with others to support and implement change initiatives
  • Presenting and facilitating group discussions.


Ideally, your experience will include having core knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand education system and relevant legislation, along with a relevant tertiary qualification.  You must be able to understand the relationship between policy intent and the range and combination of tools available for implementing new initiatives. Your ability to analyse demographic statistics and use data to inform operational policy will be a key strength.


If you have the skills and passion to deliver in this rewarding new role then please ‘apply online' now.  You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Rochelle McKenzie on 07 8508896.



Applications close Monday 29 January 2017.

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