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 Kaiārahi Māori - christchurch

AVC Māori Portfolio

Would you like to play an integral role in the delivery of UC's innovative vision for Māori Development, Rautaki Whakawhanake Kaupapa Māori?

·        Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

·        Three continuing (i.e. permanent) positions

What You Will Do

You will be responsible in collaborating to achieve strategic Māori development outcomes across the Colleges. You will also work with specific colleges to lead and support their Māori and bicultural strategy and assist academic and general staff in meeting Māori educational aspirations.

A key part of this role is leading, collaborating with and supporting the process of embedding Māori knowledge and experience across academic programmes and enhancing the College relationships with Ngāi Tahu and Māori communities.

Who You Are

To be successful in this role you will hold a Postgraduate qualification and have:

·        Demonstrated experience in professional leadership, administration and management of professionally qualified staff

·        Interpersonal skills that enable you to engage successfully with students or customers from diverse backgrounds in order to create cultural change

·        Project management and presentation skills

·        A high level of competence in te Reo Māori

·        Demonstrated mentoring and coaching capability

Who You Will Work With

The role of the AVC Māori Office is to help the University in general and in particular in supporting a learning environment which recognises and promotes New Zealand's unique bicultural society.

UC's Strategy for Māori Development is one of the key initiatives of our UC Futures Programme with a vision to become a vibrant contributor to indigenous knowledge economies regionally, nationally and internationally. We are committed to developing graduates and staff that can live and work in a bicultural Aotearoa and a multi-cultural world as well as delivering leading edge Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement strategies.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The closing date for this position is: 29 May 2019

How You Apply

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. Unfortunately, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to, Recruitment Coordinator.

You must have New Zealand or Australian Citizenship/Permanent Residency or a valid visa that allows you to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.