20 Oct 2021

Full-Time Te Aukaha DynaSpeak Head

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana Recruitment Ltd.Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Te Aukaha Head – DynaSpeak

As a senior educational leader, you will be a true critical thinker, who is looking for the organisational freedom and support to lead, motivate and innovate within the educational sector.

  • Proven skill set and experience in senior educational leadership position.
  • Comprehensive people leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of English language teaching.

Ko wai mātou – Who are we

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWOA) is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education providers and is a thriving Māori organisation grounded in Māori values. Our values of Te Aroha, Te Whakapono, Ngā Ture and Kotahitanga are embedded in and woven through what we do to achieve successful outcomes for our tauira (students) and our kaimahi (staff).

DynaSpeak is the School of English within Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in the Te Ihu Takiwā (district). The framework of DynaSpeak was constructed to ensure the curriculum be delivered in a supportive and sociable environment that meets more than base educational needs.  English language campuses are located across Auckland with well-resourced classrooms and comfortable facilities. Through quality teaching delivery, students learn how to communicate easily, with many aspects of New Zealand’s culture being incorporated into the learning environment.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

Reporting to the Tumuakoranga – Executive Director, you will be a pivotal member of the Takiwā senior leadership team ( SLT ) . A respected, cohesive, and highly collaborative team, it behaves with unity of purpose – “one team, one wānanga.” The scope of this position, navigates a path of strategic and operational elements, providing leadership for academic and non-academic DynaSpeak kaimahi through participation in strategic planning activities, academic management, and quality education delivery processes. The role actively contributes to the Takiwā strategic and educational delivery planning processes and furthermore, affords subject matter expert in order to discuss, identify, review, and implement education provisions, ensuring pathways, strategic focus and stakeholder issues are addressed.

Taking the lead role in overseeing quality educational delivery of English Language programmes, you will be managing the delivery of programme, overseeing, and managing quality improvement, and ensuring compliance with all academic policies and procedures and all external standard setting. Providing transformative leadership and support for all Takiwā kaimahi, you will be the fixed point for people leadership, performance management and support for all direct reports. Demonstrating a significant work ethic that model’s commitment and dedication, you will have capability, and humbleness of spirit to lead and inspire others. Championing organisational vison and values, you will coach, motivate, and deliver your team the ability to see the big picture of where the organisation is headed, what it’s capable of, and what it will take to get there. Analysing budgets and financial information to inform strategic and business plans, you will take ownership for budget development and be responsible for revenue and expenditure targets being met.

Developing strategic and operational plans for DynaSpeak, you will ensure educational delivery functions are developed, approved, and executed. Tasked with developing a large range of strategic relationships and networks, you will be at home in the Boardroom, just as much as you are in the classroom. With high levels of curiosity, you will have a natural gift for connecting people, nurturing relationships, and finding a commonality of purpose.

Quickly establishing and maintaining high trust relationships with iwi, government agencies, other tertiary and satellite providers, you will maintain a collaborative and strategic focal point, one which delivers shared goals and a shared vision.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role

A Master’s qualification in education, educational leadership, or a relevant field, and a CELTA or equivalent are the foundation requirements for application to this position. Displaying your own innovation, enthusiasm and passion, through all you do and all you deliver, you will be known for your ability to think outside of the box, and eagerness to find new ways to innovate and deliver, presenting smarter ways of practicing within the educational sector.

Further, skills knowledge and experience required for application are to include;

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori and experience working within Te Ao Māori (Māori World view).
  • A proven skill set and experience in a senior educational leadership.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of current New Zealand education systems, relevant education legislation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of English language teaching.
  • A persuasive and inspiring leadership style, able to gain active participation and support for initiatives, from senior leaders, staff, and other relevant senior stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying cultural frameworks in a meaningful way.
  • Well-developed communication skills, including writing, articulation of thought and influence, and presenting to and facilitating a range of audiences and settings.
  • Well-developed cognitive abilities; ability  to think, plan, and act strategically; to engage others in the vision, and position teams and systems to meet organisational priorities.
  • Skilled in the formation, implementation, and execution of strategic plans.
  • The motivation, energy, and enthusiasm to keep going, supported by a sensitivity of spirt and a humble demeanour.
  • Solid fiscal skill set, strong risk identification and mitigation capability, and skilled in understanding market trends in teaching and learning.
  • A robust and well-rounded business acumen, and political neutrality.
  • A culturally astute and agile leader, able temperature check-in with staff, and understanding grass roots issues, whilst maintaining a strategic vantage point.

Our organisation’s brand is synonymous with quality of education, innovation, and passion, and we truly value our kaimahi and immerse them in a culturally rich environment, that values whānau and professional development.

Te tono – How to apply:

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close on: Monday 15th of November 2021 at 5.00pm

How to Apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz. Applications close on: Monday 15th of November 2021 at 5.00pm

Job Categories: Education / Training and Executive. Job Types: Full-Time.

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