Research Development Advisor Maori

Office of the Provost
Palmerston North

This unique role provides an opportunity to work in the service heart of a University undertaking world-leading research that transforms lives, shapes the future and improves society. It brings together an understanding of the research landscape, relationship building skills, and astute communication and positioning to enable our research community to better reflect and respond to the aspirations, contributions, or needs of Maori within or from our research and consulting endeavours. It will facilitate collaborations across Massey and support significant research projects and initiatives aligned with the University's strategies and priority research areas.

While the successful incumbent could be based elsewhere, they would need to be physically present on our Palmerston North campus at least half of their working time. We are open to part-time or full-time arrangements. We also offer challenge and opportunity in good measure along with flexible work hours, a great campus environment, and the opportunity to join an expert advisory team who help bring great research to life to make a difference for all New Zealanders.

In undertaking this role, our new RDA-Maori will actively equip researchers with techniques and tools to build strong sustained relationship with Maori and to capably reflect Maori interests in research proposals. They will be a proactive, savvy and well-organised individual, who can identify and develop mutual benefit and value from opportunities with hapu, iwi, Maori businesses or organisations, build confidence and skills in others, and flourish in a team environment. They will also be an excellent and trusted communicator, listener and observer, and possess a high level of integrity and resilience.

If that appeals and you hold a post graduate research degree or equivalent experience; have prior success in formulating and/or writing research grant proposals or contestable tenders, and appropriate knowledge and cultural fluency to support Maori knowledge development through research, we want to hear from you.

Applicatons close: 22 April 2019
Reference number: OP_RE_149_03/19

For further information and to apply online.