17 Nov 2023

Fixed-term Kaiarahi – Assistant Programme Coordinator, Māori Student Support

University of Otago – Posted by UniofOtagoDunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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Job Description


Mō te tīma – About our team

Join the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit (MHWDU) at the University of Otago and help make a positive impact on Māori health and education. We are a small, friendly and passionate team dedicated to increasing the number of Māori health education and in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s health workforce. If you are enthusiastic about supporting Māori students, advancing Māori education and Māori health outcomes, we want to hear from you!

Te mahi – The role

As a Kaiārahi (Assistant Programme Coordinator), you will support the delivery of our Māori Health Workforce support programmes. These programmes are designed to support Māori, secondary school students, students transitioning to University, first year health sciences students and students in health sciences degrees. All programmes designed to foster the retention and achievement of Māori students pursuing health sciences degrees at the University of Otago. Your responsibilities will include working alongside a team to provide tailored academic, coordinating workships and forging meaningful connections (whakawhanaungatanga) with/between Māori students, university staff, and community groups.

Key tasks:

  • Facilitate the design and delivery of Te Whakapuāwai Māori HSFY student support programme.
  • Facilitate learning for Māori HSFY students, in particular academic skills, the peer education component and student’s professional and cultural development.
  • Support the management of outcomes data for Te Whakapuāwai (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Tracking and monitoring the progress of Māori students, ensuring accurate and up-to-date student records and data management.
  • Contributing to the planning, coordination, and successful implementation of hui, wānanga and professional development opportunities for Māori students.
  • Reporting on student progress to the MHWDU, providing valuable insights for programme improvement and development.
  • Encouraging student participation and utilisation of services and programmes offered by the Māori Centre and other University staff.

You will also have the opportunity to lend your expertise to other exciting MHWDU programmes and collaborative team initiatives.

Kā pūkeka me kā wheako – Your skills and experience

We are looking for a positive, friendly, approachable person who can relate and build relationships with tertiary students, staff and Māori communities. Successful candidates will also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, including report writing, skills.
  • Experience planning and facilitating activities and events.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and professional manner.
  • Competency in use of the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel for report generation and analysis.
  • Some flexibility for after-hours work (agreed in advance).
  • Proficiency in te reo Māori me ōnā tikanga is desired but not essential.
  • A tertiary qualification and demonstrated understanding of the tertiary sector is desired but not essential.

Pūroko – Further details

If you feel confident in fostering a culturally-responsive and safe environment that values and supports all Māori students, we warmly encourage you to apply.

This is a fixed-term position for one year. The role is part-time 0.8 FTE (30 hours) minimum to full-time (37.5 hours), negotiable. Days and hours of work will be negotiated. Some after hours and weekend work will be required from time to time. You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Tono – Application

To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button.

Applications quoting reference number 2301788 close on Sunday, 3 December 2023.

Applications may be reviewed as they are received, the University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

How to Apply

To apply, please enter the following URL into your internet browser: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2301788

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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