19 Nov 2020

Fixed-term Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement)

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

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Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive, and international university, as reflected in our global ranking of 81 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 1st in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement) reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor and is a key member of University Executive Committee (UEC) supporting the University’s aspiration to be a public university of global standing that serves the country, is distinctive and reflects our place in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. We recognise a special relationship with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi, are a global leader in teaching and research about the Pacific Islands and Ocean, and are the largest provider of degree-level education to Pacific peoples in New Zealand.


He kōrero mōu | About you

The Strategic Engagement portfolio is key to the effective promotion and advancement of the University’s profile, including research impact, student success and contribution to the economy, in Auckland, national and international communities. The DVC SE has oversight for significant revenue generation activity led through the International Office and Alumni Relations and Development, as well as University-wide Marketing and Communications, Strategic Relations, Confucius Institute and the North Asia CAPE. Your experience of successful university leadership, including developing and delivering on strategy will enable you to provide leadership to the highly skilled and senior managers across the portfolio.

You will apply your experience of developing and enhancing strategic relationships to expand and strengthen partnerships with networks, research intensive universities, foreign ministries and other key agencies. Your ability to advocate, negotiate and influence will aid your engagement with the public sector, policy makers, and local and regional government, and positively represent the University’s interests, and those of the communities we serve. You will demonstrate your commitment to alumni and donor relationships, actively engaging with these communities nationally and internationally.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

Auckland is a dynamic, multi-cultural and rapidly growing city, and the commercial heart of New Zealand. We are fortunate to have an abundance of natural features including stunning harbour, accessible coastline, native bush and moderate temperatures, which help us to retain our ranking as one of the best cities in the world in which to live (Mercer ranking).

This appointment will be for a fixed term (renewable) of 5 years.


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For a confidential discussion and further information about the role, please contact the University of Auckland as below:

Clare Litten : DDI: +64 9 923 9096, email: c.litten@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Kathrin Soehnel : DDI: +64 9 923 9006, email: k.soehnel@auckland.ac.nz

Applications must be submitted via the University website www.jobs.auckland.ac.nz by Sunday, 24th January 2021

Further detail including the position description is available in the candidate booklet.

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

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, 24th January 2021

Job Categories: Policy and Strategy. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 55 days.

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