Kaiāwhina Māori
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
1d ago

Kaiāwhina Māori-2102641



About us / Mō mātou

Established in 1869, the University of Otago is the oldest and the third largest university in New Zealand with a total enrolment of over 20,000 which is spread over four main divisions, the Otago Business School (Division of Commerce), Division of Sciences, Division of Humanities, and Division of Health Sciences.

The Otago Business School is an autonomous body within the University structure and comprises seven departments : Tourism, Accountancy and Finance, Economics, Executive Programmes, Information Science, Management, Marketing.

The School's EQUJS and AACSB accreditations ensure it is truly world-class and globally recognised.

The role / Te mahi

We are seeking to appoint a Kaiāwhina Māori, to contribute to the recruitment, retention and achievement of Māori students in the Division of Commerce, and to support the goals of the University’s Māori Strategic Framework, in particular Goal five (Te Taumata Angitū Māori / Māori Student Success).

Key tasks include :

  • Generating and maintaining annual databases of Māori students within the Division of Commerce.
  • Co-ordinating and / or facilitating support, including pastoral care, for Māori students as required.
  • Supporting the work of the Associate Dean (Māori) and to be actively involved in outreach activities as required.
  • Working with departmental Kaiāwhina to provide student support in a timely and effective way.
  • Being a point of contact for and actively support the activities of Te Tai Tuarā, the Māori Commerce Students’ Association.
  • Skills and experience / Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in working in a tertiary environment or with student learners.
  • A University Degree.
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to equal opportunity.
  • Further details / Pūroko

    This position is a full-time (1 FTE), permanent appointment, commencing in February 2022.

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

    Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl, Associate Dean Māori, Otago Business School, via the contact details below.

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