Senior Advisor - Ākonga Māori
Education in New Zealand
Wellington
1d ago

Senior Advisor - Ākonga Māori

Wellington - Permanent, Full Time

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our Group

The Secondary Tertiary team sits within the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.

ELSA works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce and society.

ELSA performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, the secondary-tertiary interface.

This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA (including the ongoing NCEA Review and preparing for the Review of Achievement Standards) and secondary-tertiary programmes.

Lead Advisor role

The Senior Advisor, Ākonga Māori provides a Te Ao Māori lens on concurrent programmes, contributing to designing and developing curriculum, teaching, and learning initiatives for senior secondary education to support a smooth transition to further education and the world of work.

They advise on policy, from design through to implementation, and on the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment content.

Senior Advisers ensure a deliberate focus on equitable student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance in English and Māori medium education.

About the person

The person we seek will be agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work, be able to work collaboratively, research and analyse to provide advice to managers and others in the Ministry, and will be comfortable working independently to achieve defined objectives.

The person will be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry.

Experience and qualifications

Candidates will ideally have :

  • Experience with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities and relationships with Māori based professional or recognised organisations and groups
  • A tertiary qualification or minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Teaching experience
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