Strategic Maori Advisor at NZ Ministry of Education, Nelson
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Strategic Māori Adviser
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.
He ngākau nui tāu ki ngā mātauranga Māori? Kua whai hononga kē ki ngā rūnanga, ki ngā kāhui whakahaere kaupapa Māori o te takiwā nei?
E rapu ana mātou i tētahi tangata hei māngai mō te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga kia whakateretere i te kaupapa Māori o te rohe nei.
Te Mahau o te Mātauranga
Te Mahau o te Mātauranga is the key interface between the ministry and education providers in the southern region. It is our role to ensure that sector leaders and the communities in which they operate have access to the expertise, programmes and resources that will allow our children and young people to reach their full potential.
We give effect to government and ministry policy and support education and community leadership within a self managing system, to bring about the positive changes required to lift aspiration, and raise educational achievement for all.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
- Strategic Māori Adviser Role
- The Strategic Adviser works to ensure an integrated focus on Māori achievement is delivered, understood and strategies are in place in the Waikato. They work with leaders and staff to accelerate Māori achievement.
- The role provides strategic advice and leadership across the region to help the organisation accelerate Māori educational achievement, seeking equity outcomes and the promotion of Māori identity, language and culture and to support the Director of Education to lead engagements with iwi and Māori stakeholders.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
We are looking for a person who has:
- Developed networks, credibility and relationships with iwi and Māori organisations.
- Ability in te reo Māori that enables the Strategic Adviser to communicate effectively when required at a level acceptable to the audience.
- Possesses well developed critical thinking and sound judgement, in particular, the ability to analyse information, develop options and think strategically
- Able to work as a member of a team, skilled in leading, influencing and motivating others, able to challenge, facilitate, supervise and coach leaders to increase capacity for excellence, and where necessary, change.
- Knowledge of the education sector would be helpful.
Me kounga tonu tō reo whakawhiti, me rangatira tō tū ki te ao Māori - heoi inā ko koe tēnā rarau mai ki mātou o Te Tāhuhu nei - tonoa mai ki https://jobs.education.govt.nz
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 provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We'd love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your Cover Letter.
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.
The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.
For further information, please contact Andrea Williams, Director of Education, Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Midnight - Sunday 22 May 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Strategic Maori Adviser JD.pdf (PDF, 254KB)
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