Manager - Ākonga Māori 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?
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 Manager is responsible for:
- Providing high quality, strategic advice and thought leadership to the Senior Manager, Ākonga Māori, Secondary Tertiary education.
- Leading a team who are responsible for the development of new curriculum and assessment resources.
- Ensuring the wellbeing of their team and the wider Ākonga Māori team.
Mōhou ake | About you
The person we seek will:
- Be agile
- Be adept at handling ambiguity and complexity.
- Take pride in producing high quality work, be a skilled facilitator and will be comfortable independently to achieve defined objectives.
- Have experience in facilitating wānanga to ensure kaupapa Māori is seamlessly woven into the workstreams they oversee.
- Be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be able to articulate their understanding of mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori.
- Have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and Mēnā he matatau ki te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, he wana ake tērā.
Experience and qualifications
- Candidates will ideally have a background in middle or senior leadership roles within the NZ secondary sector.
- A deep understanding of current pedagogical practice and NCEA related assessment practice is necessary.
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 email@example.com.
Applications close Midnight - Sunday 11 December 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Manager.pdf (PDF, 330KB)
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