Exec. Director Tiriti Partnerships & Māori Success

Updated: 18 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Jun 2024

Mō Tēnei Tūranga Mahi | About the Role

Due to internal movements and organisational change, we have an opportunity arise for an Executive Director Tiriti Partnerships and Māori Success will lead and implement Māori student success strategic initiatives striving towards Te Tiriti o Waitangi Excellence.  

The Executive Director Tiriti Partnerships and Māori Success is accountable for the strategic leadership of Māori-Crown Relations and Te Tiriti o Waitangi excellence within and for Toi Ohomai ensuring; institutional governance, management and operations give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi; Māori are recognised as critical partners in regional social, environmental, and economic development; and Toi Ohomai responds to the needs of and improve outcomes for learners, whanau, hapu, iwi, and employers.  

The appointing salary for this role will be between $180,000 up to $200,000, dependent on skills and experience.

The Executive Director Tiriti Partnerships and Māori Success is can be based in either Rotorua or Tauranga as part of Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga reporting to the Regional Executive Director – Rohe Rua and will be responsible for: 

· Provide strategic leadership of Toi Ohomai Māori-Crown relations at Toi Ohomai and ensure that Toi Ohomai governance, management and operations give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

· Maintain and enhance the mana ōrite Tiriti relationship with Te Kāhui Mātauranga, implement the Te Kāhui Mātauranga framework, including achievement of the Mana Ōrite Tiriti Relationship Agreement deliverables .

· Leading Toi Ohomai’s capability growth, to lift understanding and respond effectively to the needs of Māori and iwi within Toi Ohomai communities. 


He kōrero mōu| About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

· Proven thought leadership and strategic advisory experience, particularly in the context of establishing a Tiriti o Waitangi honouring organisation and creating system change for Māori. 

· Demonstrated experience in operationalising strategies and frameworks, developing business plans, and managing risks and operational and strategic issues. 

· Experience in advocating and leading the inclusion and application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi practices, advocating the use of te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori in the workplace. 

As an inclusive and supportive employer, we value diversity and want to encourage anyone interested to apply, regardless of whether you tick all the boxes or not.

We know that people from underrepresented groups and women in particular don't apply for roles if they're not a 100% match, but we're not looking for perfection, we're looking for potential.  

Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your Cover Letter.


Mō Mātou | About us

Toi Ohomai a business division of Te Pūkenga, is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute with regional campus locations in Toi Ohomai Windermere (Tauranga), Toi Ohomai Mokoia (Rotorua).

Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and delivering services in a manner that responds to the needs of Māori learners and their whānau, as well as the aspirations of iwi and Māori communities throughout our region (including Māori employers). To deliver effectively on this commitment, we recognise the need for a culturally competent and confident workforce vertically and horizontally across our organisation.


Me pēhea te tono | How to apply 

As a responsible employer and education provider, Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable persons and applies relevant policy and practice to meet this commitment. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and will be required to undergo pre-employment checks; Successful candidates will be required to undergo relevant vetting and employment checks.

If this exciting and rewarding role sounds like your next career move, then we encourage you to apply. 

We will be assessing applications as they come in and this role will be closed earlier if we receive a suitable candidate.

This position has been identified as a potential redeployment for kaimahi who have had their position impacted by the National Office review process. Therefore, in assessing applications, affected kaimahi will be given preference and priority.



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