Lead Secondary Advisor

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Job Description 12 positions availableWellington – full-timeFixed-term (the roles are directly linked to the Review of Achievement Standards; positions commence 23 August 2021 and finish 31 January 2024) He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huangaAbout our groupThe Secondary Tertiary team sits within the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.ELSA delivers and maintains critical services to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce and society. ELSA performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, and the secondary-tertiary interface. This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA (including implementing the NCEA Review changes through the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS) and secondary-tertiary programmes.Lead Secondary Advisor rolesAs the Ministry develops NCEA Level 2 and 3 assessment material through RAS, the Senior Secondary team needs to bring on a number of new leaders to join our existing team. Lead Secondary Advisors (LSAs) will be responsible for leading several Subject Expert Groups (SEGs) to develop the complete suite of NCEA products between August 2021 and January 2024. LSAs also contribute to designing and developing curriculum, teaching and learning initiatives and products for senior secondary education to support a smooth transition to further education and the world of work. They provide savvy advice on implementing policy, from design through to implementation. They ensure a deliberate focus on student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance in senior secondary education.This is an exciting opportunity for passionate teachers to play a lead role in this transformational project as part of a vibrant team. Relevant raining for RAS will be provided as well as ongoing professional development.About the personWe are looking for experienced leaders who have expertise in pedagogical practice within the secondary sector and who understand assessment methodology. Experience with NCEA and a thorough understanding of the NCEA Change Package will be important for this role.The person we seek will be agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will be a skilled facilitator and will be comfortable working independently to achieve defined objectives. The person will be sensitive to cultural values, have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be able to articulate their understanding of mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori.They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry.The position is primarily Wellington based however it may be possible to negotiate one or two days in most weeks to work from home for people who normally reside outside Wellington.Experience and qualifications: Candidates will be experienced middle or senior leaders in secondary school (e.g. HOD or Assistant HOD, Dean, AP or DP) or bring a comparable set of skills and experience in the secondary education sectorCandidates will have current or recent teacher registration This is a unique opportunity to work closely with sector experts to redevelop achievement standard resources and provide support for the sector to implement these changes. Please note these positions are fixed-term roles from 23 August 2021 through to 31 January 2024. Secondments could be considered if that is possible with your current employer.We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.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.Want to know more?Two no obligation one hour zoom discussions will be held for people wishing to explore this opportunity further. The Senior Manager (Rob Mill) two current Lead Secondary Advisors and a Lead Advisor will be available to clarify any queries you may have. Just drop in.Zoom links are: Thursday 27 May 4pm Thursday 3 June 4pm https://moenz.zoom.us/j/85122383760?pwd=NmZWam1iOGNuTEcvdUR2V2s2UENiQT09