Senior Adviser at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Senior Adviser, Te Uepū Reo Māori
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 teams
The purpose and goal of Te Uepū Reo Māori is to ensure that all learners aged 0-18 who commit to learning in and of the Māori language have access to quality provision and learning experiences. The group is responsible for setting the strategic direction to ensure the growth of te reo Māori, the Māori medium pathway and those learning the language.
It is through this learning journey that Māori language learners can access the Māori world and understand their role in it.
Our Service Delivery, Design and implementation teams are:
- Mātauranga Māori raise the presence and status of mātauranga Māori across the education system. Strengthen and grow an education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga in Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025.
Develop pathways that reflect local and iwi/hapū traditional models of learning.
- Curriculum Implementation responsible for supporting current priority initiatives that focus on the quality implementation of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te ako I te reo Māori. Make the learning and teaching of Aotearoa NZ Histories explicit in the national curriculum. Support the normalisation of te reo Māori in the home.
- Achievement, Professional Capability and Leadership Whakangungu - deliberately equip Kaiako to develop capabilities for high quality teaching and learning of and in te reo Māori. Rauemi - provide curriculum resources that support the teaching and learning of and through te reo māori.
- Curriculum Design redesign Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and supporting resources for kura, Kaiako, ākonga and whanau. Ensure best practice pedagogy is used to inform curriculum design, development, delivery and measurement.
- Aromatawai will lead all work that will ensure the national curriculum and those learning te reo Māori and learning through te reo Māori is explicitly inclusive of aromatawai. This work will include, but not be exclusive to, the development of He Ara Kōkiri (Records of Learning), the redevelopment of Aro Matawai Urunga-ā-Kura (School Entry Assessment), Te Rito, NMSSA, and other assessment tools the Ministry currently has available.
- Foundational Learning will lead all work that will ensure the national curriculum is explicitly inclusive of foundation learning for all ākonga learning te reo Māori and those learning through te reo Māori. This work will include, but not be exclusive to, te reo matatini, pāngarau and language learning principles including language acquisition and language proficiency.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Senior Adviser is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of curriculum, teaching and learning initiatives of all students learning Te Reo Māori and / or learning within Kura and Māori medium settings.
Guided by the outcomes set within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori the Senior Adviser leads specific work focusing on student progress and achievement through the development of innovative and dynamic teaching and learning strategies.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
You will have experience providing advice and support into policy design, solutions for supporting sector leadership and improved outcomes for all students learning Te Reo Māori and learning within Kura and Māori medium settings.
You will also offer:
- The ability to confidently write for a range of different audiences using dynamic ways of conveying messages
- Implement, design, plan and change initiatives
- Working co-operatively with others to solve problems and complete tasks
- Contract management
- Using evidence-based decision making and intervention logic.
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.
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.
For further information, please contact Olivia Funaki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on 7th October 2022, however, please note that if ideal candidates are found during this time, we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Job Description - Senior Adviser Te Uepu Reo Maori.pdf (PDF, 299KB)
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