1 Jul 2020

Full-Time Kaiārahi Ako

Manukau Institute of Technology – Posted by Manukau Institute of TechnologyAnywhere

Job Description

Join us and make a difference!

About MIT

Positioned in the hub of South Auckland, Manukau Institute of Technology prides itself on being a progressive and visionary employer providing high-quality education and training within a multicultural environment.

The Academic Centre is committed to excellence in learning and teaching and is responsible for creating a culture of innovative and effective teaching and learning at MIT.  A recent review of this area has presented an opportunity for an experienced practitioner who is passionate about what you do and how you achieve this?  If you want to work for a progressive organisation that is focused on the future then maybe this is the role for you!

About the role

Kaiārahi Ako is envisioned to support the Institute’s strategic academic goals as they relate to the learning and teaching outcomes and aspirations for Māori.  To work in collaboration with academic departments and provide advice, guidance, support in relation to the application Te Ao Māori, the advancement of Mātauranga Maōri, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the application of Ako as guided by the principles of Te Reo me ona Tikanga. This role is pivotal to progressing academic outcomes for Māori and the incumbent must bring the appropriate mana, and a personal style that embodies cultural inclusivity, innovation, and excellence in learning and teaching.

In collaboration with Pasifika Development Office, this role will actively participate and support MIT’s Academic Committee sub-committees particularly Academic Standards Committee (ASC), the Self-Assessment Evaluation and Review Committee (SAER) and Programmes Committees as required.  Significantly for this role they will be a proactive member of Te Komiti Tangata Whenua (TKTW) and at times might assist their Pasifika peer role with matters raised in the Pasifika Academic Committee.

Key Duties

  • Work proactively with academic staff to ensure that MIT programmes of study and academic processes include appropriate interventions and actions to in line with Te Ao Māori, Mātauranga Māori and MIT’s Māori strategy.
  • Provide academic leadership to ensure that MIT’s teaching and learning meets the needs of Māori tauira
  • Work with academic staff to promote culturally inclusive pedagogy and practice that ensures MIT’s curriculum, learning and teaching is transformative.
  • Participate in on-going development skills of colleagues in the Academic Centre.
  • Support and participate in activities that advance indigenous pedagogical praxis.


At MIT you will work with some incredible people who are passionate about the positive impact we make to the communities we serve.  We offer a work environment which values genuine people who care for others, are well-connected, open and approachable and strive for excellence in all we do.   If you are excited by the role and feel you would fit well into our organisation, we would love to hear from you.

“Kua herea mātou ki te whai i te tūturutanga o Te Tiriti O Waitangi.” We are committed to creating and maintaining a culturally sensitive work environment in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Applications close: 7th July 2020

How to Apply

To view the job description and to apply, CLICK HERE Applications close: 7th July 2020

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