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)
  • Two continuing (i.e. permanent) positions

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. We are now seeking to appoint a key position within the Office of the AVC Māori that will be critical to achieving the outcomes described in UC’s Rautaki Whakawhanake Kaupapa Māori. Reporting to the Kaiarahi Tuakana, you will be responsible in collaborating to achieve strategic 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.

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
  • Experience working with academic staff (Māori and non-Māori) in order to create cultural change
  • Project management and presentation skills
  • Substantial experience working with students/customers from diverse backgrounds
  • A high level of competence in te Reo Māori
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching capability

If this sounds like you, we want you on our team!

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 benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 12th June 2016 Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.