Mentor in Mathematics
New Zealand Government
Auckland City, AUK
1d ago
source : ExploreJobs

Job description : Mentor in MathematicsPosition Purpose Build relationships across whole school communities, resolving issuesand managing and implementing change within the school organisationtowards developing communities of mathematical inquiry.

The mentor will be knowledgeable about Pasifika and other diversecultures and best pedagogy in mathematics and will work across adiverse range of schools.

Department : Institute of EducationLocation : AucklandReports to : Head of Institute of EducationDay-to day reporting Senior Lecturerto : NilResponsible for : NilDelegations : Facilitator Academic Support.

Job Title : InternalKey relationships : Institute of EducationExternalPrimary and / or secondary schoolsContext : We are a world-leading university in many academic disciplines and fieldsof research.

Our point of difference is research that is connected toMassey University community and industry. Our researchers are developing expertise andskills to advance human knowledge and understanding.

Working togetheracross disciplines and locations, we solve national and global problemsthrough fundamental, applied and interdisciplinary research, whileculturally and artistically enriching our world.

We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led university, demonstratingauthentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as weuphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and itsprinciples through our practice.

We embrace this not just as an obligationbut as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.Our educators are preparing a new generation of global leaders.

Ourstudents are diverse and are attracted to Massey because they want toachieve their personal goals or make their mark in the world.

Theyexperience world-class learning that recognises their intellectual andcultural strengths, expands their horizons and prepares them tocontribute to a rapidly transforming world with skills, critical and creativethinking and leadership.

We will be renowned for our passion and caring attitude. All Masseycampuses will be innovation ecosystems, acting as magnets for smartenterprises.

Wherever we are, we will operate in partnerships founded onrespect, trust and mutual benefit. Massey is not only defined by what wedo, but by how we do it.

1About this departmentFor more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of peoplein New Zealand and around the world.

Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining University.

Our Institute of Educationprogrammes cover the spectrum of general education, professional preparation and continuingeducation pathways in Education.

You will be able to evidence a collaborative and collegial work style. As a member of the Institute,you will actively contribute to the Institute’s research initiatives to meet the education needs of aculturally diverse society.

You will enhance the Institute’s teaching and research profile nationally andinternationally by contributing towards the teaching, supervision, research and administrative activitiesof the Institute.

Massey core capabilitiesAt Massey we are Tiriti-led, upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice, We : Demonstrate awareness Of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its contribution to Aotearoa New ZealandsocietyUnderstand the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to the work of the University andthe people we serve.

Embracing Te Reo in relevant and practical ways in our work place interactions andengagement with external stakeholders, giving expression to Tikanga Mäori and protocolsthat demonstrates that we respect and value Maori conventions in appropriate settings.

At Massey we work together with mutual respect and caring. We : Act with integrity and trustworthiness and give credit to others for the work they do.

Work cooperatively and inter-dependently to foster and promote the One University approachShare knowledge and communicate professionally with courtesy and mutual respect.

Are ethical in all transactions, working within the parameters of our policies and procedures.Are direct, truthful and maintain confidentiality.

Seek to understand and appreciate our differences.Are ethical in all transactions, working within the parameters of our policies and procedures.

  • Are direct, truthful and maintain confidentiality.Seek to understand and appreciate our differencesKeep ourselves and others safe;
  • work together to embrace with the University's health, safetyand wellbeing policies, procedures and programmes; display commitment by activelysupporting all safety and wellbeing initiatives : and by actively engaging in health and safetyimprovement opportunities.

    At Massey we are future-focused, results- oriented and strive for excellence. We : Take ownership and responsibility for delivering results to support achievement ofUniversity objectives.

    Provide the best quality services to our customers (internal and external) ensuring ourstudents / stakeholders are at the heart of everything we do.

    Deliver or support world-class research, teaching and learning and citizenship.Take personal responsibility for our performance, take pride in doing our job well, and committo ongoing personal and professional developmentAre motivated and create a positive working environment where our values are reinforced.

    Anticipate and respond with agility and resilience to the changing needs of the University andthe communities we serve.Seek ways to improve our services to deliver in an efficient and effective way.

    2Embrace technology and apply this innovatively to better meet the needs of those we serve.Challenge ourselves to reach our potential and help bring out the best in others.

    Understand how what we do contributes to the objectives of the University.AccountabilitiesCoach and mentor Work with school leaders : School Leaders

  • Identify strategic risks and mitigating strategies.To develop applications, implementation and evaluation plans forDMICTo develop school structures which support the implementation ofDMICTo develop across community partnerships which draw on thestrengths of the communityTo develop flexible and responsive solutions for unique contextsdemonstrate a personal commitment to the principles of the Treaty ofWaitangiTo understand and work within the Treaty of Waitangi implicationsCoach and mentor Work with classroom mathematics teachers and : teachers
  • take professional development days, staff meetings and workshopsand provide content and pedagogical knowledge in mathematics,and equity issues which are all research informedprovide dynamic mentoring as the teachers apply new knowledge inthe classroomSupport teachers to critically reflect on their practicesDemonstrate a content and pedagogical knowledge that is known toequitably raise achievement for Maori and Pasifika and other diverselearners including those with special needsDesign, adapt and develop research informed resources includingonline learning resourcesHold flexible knowledge and skills to work with teachers to designresponsive solutions for unique contextsTake leadership in Work with the school and local wider community and : developing cross
  • Lead parent mathematics workshopscommunity
  • Mentor parents to lead mathematics workshopscommunication
  • Lead teacher and parent meetings which support sharedcommunicationQualifications and ExperienceQualifications :
  • A relevant teaching qualificationFull current driver’s license3Experience :
  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience in the New Zealandeducational sectorDemonstrated experience in teaching within DevelopingMathematics Inquiry CommunitiesSuccessful leadership experience leading to improved systemsprocessesAbility to work with diverse audiences and quickly build effectiveprofessional networks and relationshipsCapabilities
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment and be a self-starter and self-directedSound understanding of the New Zealand CurriculumKnowledge and understanding of key policy documents andresources (e.
  • g., BES, Pasifika Plan)Effective organizational skillsWillingness and ability to work cross sectorInclusive and culturally responsive practiceHonesty and integrityAn active, reflective and adaptive learnerFlexibility and a positive attitudeOpenness to on-going learning including university study, andpersonal inquiries and researchPre-employment checksPre-employmentchecks :

  • Requirement to pass a Qualifications Validation Checkperformed.RequirementSafety checking of children's workers under the VulnerableChildren's Act 20144
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