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 Kaiurungi - 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)

·        Continuing (permanent) position

What You Will Do

You will play an integral role in the delivery of UC's leading edge Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement strategy by designing and delivering evidence based Māori student development initiatives, services and advice that orient and transition students through their studies. You will lead and support ākonga Māori including delivery of successful pre-assessment and transition of ākonga into first year tertiary study with a particular focus on year one undergraduate completion and retention.

You will also be responsible for developing and leading ākonga engagement initiatives that enhance the ākonga Māori experience to optimise their personal, social and academic success.

Who You Are

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

·        Interpersonal skills that enable you to engage successfully with diverse ākonga Māori, whānau, schools and other Māori community members including iwi, rūnanga and organisations

·        Experience delivering evidence based outreach, recruitment, transition, and retention initiatives

·        Evidence based understanding of the academic, social and cultural needs of ākonga Māori

·        Recognition of Te Ao Ngāi Tūāhuriri - values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions and valuing Te Reo Māori

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 bi-cultural 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: 9 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.