Full-Time Principal Adviser – Wellington
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Principal Adviser, Curriculum Publishing Channels
Pathways and Progress – Early Learning and Student Achievement
At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.
We get the job done – Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi
We are respectful, we listen, we learn – He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
We back ourselves and others to win – Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact – Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu
Great results are our bottom line – Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga
About our team
The Early Learning and Student Achievement group (ELSA)
The Early Learning and Student Achievement group sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.
About Pathways and Progress
The role of the Pathways and Progress group is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13. The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all. The group co-designs and co‑develops innovative approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.
About the role
The Principal Adviser is part of the Curriculum Publishing Channels team and is responsible for providing strategic advice and planning relating to Curriculum Publishing Channels. The Principal Adviser provides expertise on curriculum publishing practices and manages key internal relationships and vendor relationships.
The Principal Adviser will play a role in influencing the new account management model of the team. They will provide advice and support to the Senior Manager to support how the model functions.
We are looking for people who have the ability to lead through others and take a collaborative and agile approach to applying skills and working with team members and customers. You will take a service focused relationship management approach and have great planning and integrating skills. You will also have specialist knowledge and experience in developing a strategic view of complex, large scale publishing work.
To be successful in the role, you will have or be able to develop a breadth of skills across the following team capabilities:
- Digital skills
- Content development and publishing expertise including user experience
- Knowledge of optimal channels and deployment
- Knowledge of Māori medium education settings
- Cultural and diversity awareness
- Contract management, procurement and IP knowledge
- Business analysis and requirements gathering
If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.
If this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply online button.
For further information please contact Danielle Calder on +64 4 463 8253 or at Danielle.Calder@education.govt.nz
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Applications close Sunday, 22 September 2019.
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