Project Coordinator - Operations & Implementation
Wellington – Permanent, Full Time
About our Group
The Secondary Tertiary Group sits within Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.
ELSA works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector 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 Group 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 the ongoing NCEA Review and preparing for the Review of Achievement Standards) and secondary-tertiary pathways and transitions.
Project Coordinator role
The Project Coordinator is part of the Operations and implementation team that are responsible for the successful implementation of the NCEA change programme. The team provides services to the programme, including participatory design, planning and delivering implementation support for the sector and communications out to the community and stakeholders.
For current (and upcoming) projects, the Project Coordinator supports the Project and Programme Manager to assist them in organising and controlling project activities to ensure that the project is delivered in accordance with best practice and Ministry process and documentation requirements.
About the person
We are looking for someone who is thoughtful, agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work and will be comfortable working independently to achieve defined objectives. The person will be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
We are wanting someone who has experience working in the project/programme space, managing and working across multiple projects and workstreams with competing pressures. They will have a proactive mindset and be able to identify and mitigate risks as they arise, and engage with stakeholders.
They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry.
Experience and qualifications
It is desirable that candidates may have or be working towards a relevant tertiary qualification or project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE 2 Practitioner or PMP/CAPM certified). Candidates will also have knowledge and/or experience in:
Are you ready to make a difference?
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.
Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.
For further information please contact Amy.Wood@education.govt.nz.
Applications close on Tuesday 23 Feburary 2021.