Lead Adviser – Curriculum, Pathways & Progress

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  • Category: Policy/Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: EDU/1365614
  • Job Title: Lead Adviser – Curriculum, Pathways & Progress
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3 x Lead Adviser, Curriculum, Pathways and Progress – Early Learning and Student Achievement ( 2 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term to December 2019)

The Early Learning & Student Achievement Group (ELSA) 

Located in Wellington

 

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 & Progress team 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 team uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all.

The team co-designs and co-develops innovative initiatives that achieve policy intentions, plan successful implementation strategies and monitor to ensure a return on investment.

 

About the role

The Lead Adviser provides thought leadership in the development of substantial and complex curriculum, teaching and learning advice.

This role will focus on delivering an iterative, innovative, and collaborative approach to analysis, combining authentic sector collaboration and co-design.

The Lead Adviser coaches others in the team to ensure that work is well informed by information and analysis of what works and applies relevant tools and frameworks to inform innovative, future proofed designs. 

 

About the person

We are looking for 3 Lead Advisors with the following capabilities:

Permanent Lead Adviser, Curriculum Pathways and Progress – Pacific Education focus

  • Experienced in developing innovative, evidence based advice to underpin design development and implementation planning and decision making
  • Establish and lead collaborative working relationships to design and develop initiatives, products and services that will ensure quality outcomes are achieved;
  • An effective and confident communicator
  • Can see the big picture and translate that to others, ensuring coherency to individual pieces of work and across the work programme;
  • Strong knowledge and networks especially within a Pacific Education context

Permanent Lead Adviser, Curriculum Pathways and Progress – Change and Implementation focus

  • Background knowledge and expertise in change and implementation so you can lead change management initiatives to ensure excellence and equity for all learners.
  • An effective and confident communicator who can lead, contribute to and coordinate working groups, sector meetings and forums as required to support the delivery of work programmes.
  • Build trust and work collaboratively within the group and along the pathway with Early Learning, Secondary Tertiary Interface and Te Reo Māori groups to design and develop change and implementation as well as supporting engagement activities to ensure that our work is well received and understood.
  • Work effectively with Māori and English medium settings so Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Listens so you can lead detailed design and implementation to support sector focussed initiatives that have been developed.
  • Contributes to system change, supporting and influencing Ministry and other agencies to design and implement what learners, parents, whānau and employers need to improve education outcomes

Fixed Term Lead Adviser, Curriculum Pathways and Progress – Evaluation and Monitoring focus.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing evaluative capability and thinking with teachers and leaders
  • Knowledge and experience in strategies to design, plan, monitor and evaluate initiatives and services to improve student progress and achievement
  • Experienced in developing innovative, evidence based advice to underpin design development and implementation planning and decision making
  • Successful experience in establishing and leading collaborative projects to design and develop initiatives, products and services that will ensure quality outcomes are achieved;
  • An effective and confident communicator, able to mentor others with a proven ability to get the job done.

For further information, please call Margaret Marsh on 04 439 6480 (Ext 46480) or email margaret.marsh@education.govt.nz

Applications close on 19 November 2018.