15 Sep 2021

Permanent Associate Director – Staff Equity

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau| The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent University, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. With over 6,000 staff and 45,000 students, the University of Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most significant and complex entities.

About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

The Human Resources team at the University of Auckland contributes to the University’s mission to be “a research-led, international university, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration”.

This is achieved by providing professional, innovative and efficient services and programmes and developing partnerships based on trust and integrity. Our goal is to foster excellence, productivity and fairness as we work to strengthen the University’s ability to recruit and retain high quality staff, and develop a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential.

Our actions reflect a foundational relationship with tangata whenua and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through the principles of Manaakitanga – Caring for those around us in the way we relate to each other; Whanaungatanga – Recognising the importance of kinship and lasting relationships; Kaitiakitanga – Valuing stewardship and guardianship and our relationship with the natural world.

Our priority is to build a high-performing, diverse, inclusive and equitable community.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The Human Resources team has an exciting opportunity to appoint a new Associate Director – Staff Equity.

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the achievement of the University of Auckland’s People and Culture priorities through the development of strategies, plans and programmes, focusing on equitable outcomes for our staff. This position will also be responsible for the provision of expert advice to members of HR and the University community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategy and Planning – Provide vision and champion leadership for the development and implementation of projects and initiatives designed to create equitable outcomes for staff and raise awareness of equity issues in the University community. Contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of People and Culture priorities across the University aligning to the university’s strategy Taumata teitei
  • Operational Management – Provide specialist advice and expertise to senior staff within the University on matters relating to staff equity. Ensure that advice, decisions and design are evidence-based, using relevant metrics and data.
  • Leadership – Develop, coach and support members of the HR team appropriate to the area of responsibility, fostering an environment of learning and development. Provide strong, effective management to staff through ongoing constructive feedback, mentoring and coaching to ensure they understand their role and contribution towards the team and division goals.
  • Relationship Management – Partner effectively with other equity-related roles in the University ecosystem, including those in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Equity, Campus Life, and Communications and Marketing, to ensure consistency of strategies, advice and approaches.

About you | He kōrero mōu

Our ideal candidate will have strong experience in setting Equity direction and leading equity inititiaves in large organisations. They will need to demonstrate proven relationship management strengths, with clear evidence of your ability to build successful business partnerships and drive strategic direction. This is a senior leadership position working within a collegial and effective HR leadership team and it is a unique role that requires a strong specialist knowledge of how to apply equity principals and best practice.

High-level communication ability is essential. Additionally, you will be autonomous, empathetic and have high levels of personal resilience and tenacity.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading equity strategy and initiatives in a complex, multi-stakeholder and multi-cultural environment
  • Highly developed professional skills, including data analysis, communication, relationship management, collaboration, problem-solving, judgment and lateral thinking
  • A deep understanding of equity group needs, including Māori, Pacific, disability, rainbow , refugee
  • Understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for the University of Auckland
  • Understanding of Māori and Pacific culture and protocols

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • 6.75% superannuation scheme

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Additional Information

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono |

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday, 10th October 2021 and include a current CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Josh Chapman – j.chapman@auckland.ac.nz

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday, 10th October 2021

Job Categories: HR / Recruitment. Job Types: Permanent.

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