Executive Assistant at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, full-time
- Based in Wellington
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
Help shape the future of Education
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 help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by
- Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Giving priority to regional and local voice.
- Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improving feedback loops and information flows.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across 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 and team
Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre
We set 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.
About Curriculum, Pathways & Progress
The role of the Curriculum, Pathways & Progress group is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13. The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all. The group co-designs and co‑develops innovative approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The role provides full executive management support to the Associate Deputy Secretary - Curriculum, Pathways & Progress including diary and workflow management, advice, and administrative and planning support. As part of the Office of the Associate Deputy Secretary team, you will join a group of highly capable and supportive colleagues who are actively contributing to the future of tamariki throughout New Zealand.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
You will have proven significant experience relative to the role and have a professional attitude. You will be an experienced, confident, and competent Executive Assistant who knows what it takes to support a Senior Leader.
You will have experience with diary and email management, travel bookings and logistics management. You will also have experience analysing and disseminating information to others, preparing papers for the Associate Deputy Secretary and working with others to assist in managing work required by the Associate Deputy Secretary and the Curriculum, Pathways & Progress leadership team.
You will also offer:
- Strong verbal and written communication skills for all audiencesAdvanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, specifically in-depth knowledge using Outlook and the ability to triage emails
- The ability to prioritise and manage several competing tasks
- Attention to detail and excellent time management and organisational skills
- Resilience to deal with pressure in a professional manner
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and maintain resilience in a constantly changing environment.
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Knowledge of and experience of the Machinery of Government and/or public sector.
You're hard working, fun, resilient, discrete, reliable, flexible and loads more!
If you'd like to bring your skills to a 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.
There is more information in the job description attached. If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button. In your cover letter we'd like to know:
• about you, your values, your whakapapa
• your interest and motivations for this role
• the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
Applications close midnight 30th January 2022. However, please note that if ideal candidates are found during this time, we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.
For more information please contact Chelsea Whitfield at Chelsea.Whitfield@education.govt.nz.
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.
For successful applicant/s to be offered these roles, they will need to comply with the requirement to be vaccinated and provide information and evidence regarding their vaccination status.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Executive Assistant to Associate Deputy Secretary - OADS - final.pdf (PDF, 236KB)
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