Advisor Communications
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
1d ago

Advisor Communications (Māori)-2200207



About our team / Mō te tīma

He aha te mea nui ō te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Otago has a strong national and international reputation and a firm commitment to enhance our relationship with mana whenua through our Māori Strategic Framework.

We recognise that our staff are the key to our success.

The Communications Advisory Service is a 12-strong team, making up about half of the University’s Communications Service.

Our members are highly experienced communicators from a range of backgrounds with a strong and positive team culture.

Our purpose is to connect the University, internally and externally.

We use a range of communications tools and channels to provide information to our audiences which, enhances and protects the University’s reputation, raises its profile, and attracts quality students and external funding.

The role / Te mahi

Reporting directly to the Manager - Communications Services Advisory, our Kaitohutohu Pāpāho Māori will work in partnership with the Office of Māori Development at the University and promote across the University the incorporation and actioning of the Māori Strategic Framework.

This role acts as a conduit between high-level Māori staff and the wider University community and is an opportunity to inspire the next generation of Māori achievers to come learn, teach, and research with us.

You will proactively engage with Māori media to share stories from the University and collaborate with them to serve their audiences and promote the University of Otago’s key voices.

This role has the opportunity to make a genuine difference to Māori staff and our record numbers of Māori students and highlight how Māori can impact the future world from here.

Your skills and experience / Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are looking for a communications adviser who :

  • Is a strong writer.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of tikanga Māori.
  • Has existing experience or a desire to develop a career in communications.
  • Can demonstrate the skills needed for strong stakeholder engagement.
  • Has a relevant qualification in communications, public relations or journalism.
  • Preference will be given to someone who has :

  • Strong te reo Māori proficiency.
  • Experience in communications, journalism, or public relations.
  • You will be an articulate and engaging communicator, with a strong customer service orientation and sense of team spirit.

    Further details / Pūroko

    This is a permanent, full-time position.

    You must have the right to work and live in New Zealand to apply for this position.

    We offer competitive salary, 5 weeks’ annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work / life balance.

    For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence please contact Fiona Clarkson, Manager Communications Advisory Service, via the contact details below.

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