Education Adviser, Maori Engagement

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    Education in New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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Education Adviser, Māori Engagement

  • Full time, fixed-term position for 2 years
  • Tai Tokerau – Whangārei Office
  • Tena koutou katoa and welcome. Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava.

    Help shape the future of Education

    Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly for Māori? If you are someone who is enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.

    Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education as we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

    About this role

    This role will give you the opportunity to directly work with schools/kura, senior leaders and communities. The role will have a particular focus on schools with high Māori rolls including Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kura ā Iwi and dual medium settings and engaging whānau, hāpu and iwi in the education of their tamariki.

    You will be working as part of the Ministry’s regional team, using evidence and data on student achievement to work with schools and Kura to strengthen educational performance.

    About you

    We are looking for a person who has:

  • An understanding of Te reo Māori me ona tikanga with a level of fluency that enables you to communicate effectively when required at a level acceptable to the audience
  • An understanding of factors influencing achievement and participation for Māori students with currency in curriculum delivery, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, and experience in Māori medium
  • Successful experience of working with Māori students and communities
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement data to determine needs and priorities
  • An ability to develop strong working relationships both within and outside the Ministry to support and implement change initiatives
  • An understanding of Ka Hikitia, and Tau Mai Te Reo, and how these documents impact on the work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills