Strategic Advisor Maori at NZ Ministry of Education, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Tamaki Makaurau (primarily South, Central and East)
- Permanent, full-time
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 Mahau │ Te Tai Raro is the key interface between Te Mahau | Ministry of Education and education providers. 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
- The Strategic Advisor Māori will provide strategic advice to the Director of Education and support them to lead engagements with iwi and Māori stakeholders. This also includes working with the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako environment, particularly focused on iwi ability to support achievement challenges and enable Kāhui Ako to deliver on their plans.
- The role also provides leadership across the region to help the organisation accelerate Māori educational achievement, seeking equity outcomes and the promotion of Māori identity, language and culture. Applicants will be situated at the Maungawhau Te Tai Raro office. There will be some travel required.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Developed networks, credibility and relationships with iwi and Māori organisations.
- Ability in te reo Māori that enables the Strategic Advisor Māori to communicate effectively when required at a level acceptable to the audience.
- Well-developed critical thinking and sound judgement in particular, the ability to analyse information, develop options and think strategically.
- Experience of working in a large government organisation in a senior role.
- Knowledge of the education sector would be an advantage.
- Skilled in leading and motivating others, able to challenge, facilitate, supervise, and coach leaders to increase capacity for excellence, and where necessary, change.
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.
The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.
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.
For further information, please contact Deidre Alderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on 4 July 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Strategic Advisor Maori.pdf (PDF, 245KB)
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