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2x Kaiarawhiti (Maori Outreach and Transition Advisors)

Employer:
Victoria University of Wellington
Job Category:
Education
City/Town:
Wellington - Wellington
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
11-Jul-2019
Closing Date:
01-Aug-2019
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Job Description

  • Do you have experience in teaching or facilitating and are fluent in te reo Māori and English?
  • Can you provide cultural and academic support to Māori students through education and beyond?
  • Do you enjoy working within and for the community to deliver valued programmes?

Āwhina, Te Herenga Waka Marae invites applications for the position of Kaiarawhiti (Māori Outreach and Transition Advisor) to join them.

The role is varied and has a large community focus. The Kaiarawhiti will be responsible for implementing and participating in robust outreach programmes designed to provide the academic skills and pathways to motivate and encourage Rangatahi from years 9 to years 13 to consider tertiary education.

Working with Kura Kaupapa and secondary schools to form positive relationships is a big part of this role. The Kaiarawhiti will work closely with the Kaiarawhiti Matua to ensure a smooth implementation of the outreach programmes both on and off campus.

You will have an understanding and ability to converse in te reo Māori and have excellent communication skills in both English and Māori, possess an excellent understanding of tikanga Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and can participate in marae activities when required. The Kaiarawhiti must have proven experience teaching, facilitating, mentoring or similar. Additionally, you will require a collegial and collaborative approach and must demonstrate exceptional organisation and administration skills. In addition, can form excellent relationships with iwi hapū rangatahi and secondary schools. You will enjoy and be able to travel to provide the outreach programmes.

Āwhina is located within the Office of the DVC Māori. The role of Āwhina is to provide cultural and academic support programmes to enhance the retention and achievement of Māori students studying at Victoria University of Wellington. In addition Āwhina provides a robust outreach programme designed to encourage and motivate Māori students to consider tertiary education as a career path.

Further information can be obtained from Marie Cocker, Manutaki, email marie.cocker@vuw.ac.nz or phone 04 463 5473.

Applications close Thursday, 1 August 2019.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

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