26 Jan 2021

Fixed-term Student Academic and Support Advisor | Pouāwhina Māori me Kaitohutohu Tautoko Tauira

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

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Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

Te Wāhanga Ture – The Auckland Law School is ranked as one of the best law schools in the world in the QS World University Rankings.  It is the largest law school in New Zealand and has an international reputation for research and teaching excellence.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are currently looking for a Pouāwhina Māori Student Academic & Support Advisor to join the Faculty of law on a 5 month fixed term contract. You will join a team supporting the Student Centre and Development team to provide student inquiry and advisory services ensuring that an excellent standard of service and a high level of student satisfaction is maintained.

This role will be focused on supporting Māori and Pacific student’s success, participation and completion for all courses. You will deliver peer to peer academic and non-academic support combined with collating and tracking student performance enabling targeted relevant interventions and support. You will have the ability to develop and maintain relationships with Māori and Pacific students and their whanau, to enable retention, transition and success.

You will have a key role in positively contributing to maintaining a learning environment that supports student success through well-being, pastoral care and learning and support curriculum.

For more detailed information, please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION

About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

Our team pride themselves on our positive working environment, where we work collaboratively to come up with innovative solutions. We work closely and are always committed to giving and accepting feedback to ensure we provide the best service possible to our students.

We are looking for someone who will complement this style, bringing their great ideas and also being confident to challenge ours.


About you | He kōrero mōu

With the focus of this role, it is imperative that you understand equity issues in New Zealand especially in relation to Māori and Pacific people. Proficiency in Te Reo Māori and knowledge of Tikanga, as well as experience in working with Māori and Pacific tertiary students or academics, will be advantageous.

Ideally, you will be tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline and have experience working within a large multifaceted environment that provides high levels of customer service.

This position would suit someone who has held a leadership position within their community. Your meticulous attention to detail, problem-solving skills and sound judgment completes the checklist.

Important Skills | Nga Pūkenga Motuhake

  • Competent in MS Suite of packages – Excel, Word, Power Point, and able to manage statistical data
  • Capable of working independently and display an empathic style combined with planning and organisational skills
  • Proactive, energetic and confident professional, skilled and confident when communicating with diverse audiences

Additional Information

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

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 off-shore 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.

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: Tuesday, 9th February, 2021

Job Categories: Student Support. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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