Senior Advisor at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, full-time role
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.
Are you passionate about achieving equitable outcomes for ākonga Māori in education along with secondary schooling and wharekura pathway?
Do you have skills and experiences that can contribute to making education more relevant to the realities of day-to-day society?
Are you a system-thinker who can turn ideas and principles into action?
Mātau rōpū ake | About our group and team
The Ākonga Māori team sits in the Secondary Tertiary Group within Te Poutāhū and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment. The Ākonga Māori team is focused on supporting all Māori learners across English and Māori medium settings to ensure that their diverse needs are being met and supported. We support the development of operational policy, teaching and learning programmes, and the secondary-tertiary interface. We work collaboratively with NZQA to ensure alignment of our mutual mahi and processes.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Ākonga Māori Senior Adviser provides a Te Ao Māori lens on concurrent programmes, contributing to designing and developing curriculum, teaching, and learning initiatives for senior secondary education to support a smooth transition to further education and the world of work. Their key role is to:
- advise on policy, from design through to implementation, and on the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment content.
- ensure a deliberate focus on maintaining equitable student achievement by providing thought leadership and guidance in English and Māori medium education.
- practice best pedagogy in design, development, and delivery.
- successfully engage, communicate, and facilitate wānanga with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities and form collaborative working relationships.
- engage with key stakeholders to design and develop initiatives, products and services to ensure that desirable outcomes are achieved.
Mōhou ake | About you
The person we seek will:
- Be agile
- Take pride in producing high quality work and will be comfortable independently to achieve defined objectives.
- Have prior stakeholder engagement experience as you will be working with the wider Te Poutāhū team and Ministry.
- Work consistently to established timeframes, managing own input and ensuring others' contributions are made to enable work to progress.
- Be familiar knowledge and understanding of sensitive cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Be able to articulate an understanding of Mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori as it applies to NCEA.
- Have interpersonal skills and superior writing skills will complement your ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders as a representative of the Ministry.
Experience and qualifications
- A tertiary qualification or minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role.
- Understanding of the National Curriculum and assessment.
- Identity, culture, and language competence in English medium settings.
- Experience working with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
- Mēnā he matatau ki te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori he wana ake tēnā.
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.
For further information, please contact Emma Conaghan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Midnight - 11 December 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Senior Advisor Akonga Maori JD.pdf (PDF, 292KB)
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