Executive Assistant - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Executive Assistant - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori)-2400335



The role/Te mahi

Ko te kai o te rangatira, he kōrero.

E ngā rau rangatira mā, tēnei te mihi ngākau ki a koutou e whaiwhakaaro ana ki tēnei tūranga mahi. 
Kei te rapu kaimahi matou. Ka tono matou i o tono.

We are seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori). This role provides culturally appropriate confidential and high-level secretarial and administrative support services, across a range of complex issues, supporting a busy senior leader.

You will be working as part of the Divisional Services and Administration team, flexibly providing administrative services across the University. 

In this role you will:
•    Be the point of contact for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori), anticipating needs, and analysing and assessing requests in order to screen and prioritise urgent matters.
•    Troubleshoot and initiate action to facilitate resolution and problem solving in a culturally sensitive manner.
•    Represent the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) and their staff throughout the University and the wider Māori community.
•    Draft, prepare, coordinate and review information, high-level communication, and documents on a range of matters.
•    Complete diary management, correspondence, meeting administration and organising travel arrangements.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

A strong customer service orientation and commitment to continuous improvement initiatives is critical to your success.

To be successful in this role, you will also have:
•    Knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori, tikanga and mātauranga.
•    Proven experience working in an administrative/secretarial role in a busy or complex environment, with experience supporting a senior manager/executive an additional advantage.
•    A passion for delivering exceptional service.
•    An ongoing commitment to positive outcomes for our staff and students.

Understanding and appreciation of Māori aspirations in the Aotearoa New Zealand context will be beneficial. Te reo Māori oral and written skills are advantageous, but not required.

About our team/Mō te tīma

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) and their office lead the Māori academic agenda at the University of Otago.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time (37.5 hours), permanent position, located in Dunedin.

For further information about our awesome employee benefits please click here .

Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

For more information about the role, please contact Andrea Vickery via the details below.


To submit your application (including CV and Cover Letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2400335 will close on Sunday, 3 March 2024. 

Applications will be considered as they are received. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

Additional Information

Contact: Andrea Vickery    Tel: +64 21 279 0233

Position details: Job Description

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
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Salary Level and Range Level 6 (Range of Appointments $70,602 to $76,668, Top of Range $82,849)
 Client Services (Corporate and Services)
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