New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST)

Deputy Chief Executive – Māori and Pasifika Learning and Partnerships

New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST)

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 31-05-2020


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Lead Māori & Pasifika Advancement for NZIST

Nau mai, haere atu ēnei kupu whakamihi, whakatau hoki i te ara whakakotahi i ngā kaupapa whai pūkenga mō Aotearoa whānui tonu. Ahakoa ngā whakamātautau nui o te wā, kei te kōkiri whakamua. Nā reira ka hura i uta kia tere mai te tai o whakaaro ki te manawa o te kaupapa hou nei. Kua kīia ai māna te Māori e hiki, māna ngā iwi e hāpai ki ōna taumata anō hei oranga mō rātou, hei painga mō tātou, mō Aotearoa. Tēnei te ako, tēnei te tauira, tēnei te ara, tēnei te ahu, ka whakairihia ki te pae o whiti, maranga mai, he ora!

The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education.  Its key functions include; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

This is a Senior role, reporting directly to the CEO with key responsibilities for ensuring NZIST directly contributes to equity in Māori achievement through supporting better learning outcomes for Māori and Pasifika and supporting future education success, whilst reflecting Māori/Crown relationships.

This role will have specific responsibility for:

  • Ensuring the organisation is effective at understanding, engaging and working with Māori and Pasifika to address learner needs, support Māori and Pasifika learners, and support learners (in the context of their whanau and hapu, community) when they are in the system.
  • Taking the lead to ensure partnering with Māori and Pasifika to design, develop and deliver education success.
  • Taking the lead across the organisation to ensure that Māori and Pasifika are able to participate at all levels of the new entity.
  • Supporting the development of Māori and Pasifika capability, cultural awareness, skills and knowledge throughout the organisation.
  • Actively managing NZIST’s Treaty obligations.
  • Advising the NZIST Council and Chief Executive.

Candidates of interest will have an advanced level tertiary qualification and possess significant experience supporting or leading large-scale organisational transformation.  Prior experience in a senior tertiary academic role with a focus on and affinity for Māori and Pasifika learning is essential.  As a future-focussed thought leader you will also have a demonstrated record of empowering leadership, effective and highly developed strategic management skills within the tertiary sector coupled with exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage with multiple stakeholders.

This represents a rare and exciting leadership opportunity in the growth and direction of vocational education in Aotearoa.

NZIST is open to a distributed leadership model, so please specify your preferred location of work in your cover letter.

To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Apply for this job’ or email your cover letter and CV to quoting 7052kea.  Applications close on 31stMay 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 27 447 8102.