Senior Education Adviser, Māori Medium at NZ Ministry of Education, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Senior Education Adviser, Māori Medium
- Permanent, full-time role
- Te Mahau | Te Tai Raro (North) Te Tai Tokerau, Whangārei
Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/ākonga, particularly Māori and Pacific learners, and those with learning support needs? Are you currently working in the education sector and need a new challenge?
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education is looking for a Senior Education Adviser, Māori Medium to be part of a close-knit, community-focused team based at our Whangārei Office in one of New Zealand's warmest locations, offering a fantastic lifestyle and work-life balance opportunity.
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
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around 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 our ākonga in our education system.
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
As a Senior Education Adviser, Māori Medium, you will work directly with our tumuaki, senior school leaders, Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning and Boards of Trustees on strengthening educational performance in schools and kura, with a particular focus on our Māori-medium kura.
You will be working as part of the Ministry of Education's regional team, ensuring that sector leaders and the communities in which they operate have access to the expertise, programmes and resources that allow Ākonga Māori to reach their full potential.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description.
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
- A range of employee network groups
- An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
- Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
- Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- A tertiary qualification or other relevant discipline.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement data to determine needs and priorities.
- Experience in developing and implementing projects.
- An ability to develop strong working relationships both within and outside the Ministry.
- In-depth knowledge of Tikanga Māori and fluency in Te Reo Māori (written and spoken).
- An understanding of education systems in New Zealand, and relevant education legislation.
- An understanding of factors which influence learner achievement and participation.
- Knowledge of the New Zealand National Curriculum, and Te Marauranga o Aotearoa, the curriculum for Māori immersion education.
- An understanding of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP), Ka Hikitia, the Action Plan for Pacific Education, and Success for All and how these documents impact on this work.
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
- Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively across a diverse range of settings.
- A current full driver's licence is essential.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whanau. To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.
For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit here.
Te Mahau | Te Tai Raro (North) are a frontline group who collectively provide leadership and integrated services to the sector and others. We develop and harness existing relationships with communities at the regional and local level, and provide learning support, education advice, and regulation functions for schools and early learning services.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button below. In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you'd like to share about your cultural identity. We're keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
You are welcome to reach out to Kath Corby, Manager Education for more information at 027 251 0956 or email Kath.Corby@education.govt.nz.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 2 April 2023.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Job Description - Senior Education Adviser Maori Medium.pdf (PDF, 260KB)
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