Principal Learning Designer (up to six month secondment opportunity)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 11 Feb 2024

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Principal Learning Designer (PLD) is responsible for providing strategic advice and design consultancy, through critical review and by leading needs analysis. The focus of the PLD role is to lead the design and development of pedagogically sound, technology-enabled teaching, learning and assessment experiences for distance learning in educational and commercial settings. This position is ideally based at our campus at Lower Hutt, but remote working from other locations across NZ (Working from Home) will be considered.

Ngā pūkenga mo te tūnga | What you will bring to the role

  • Experience in developing bicultural and/or culturally responsive courseware and programme design
  • Knowledge and experience of instructional/learning design principles and educational practices
  • Experience in learning resources development, including assessments
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to negotiate, clarify goals, communicate information, concepts and arguments effectively
  • Effective planning and organisation skills
  • Well-developed education technology and computing skills, including authoring tools and learning management systems
  • Creativity, innovation and willingness to investigate non-traditional alternatives
  • An understanding of the current tertiary education sector in Aotearoa New Zealand (desirable)
  • A coaching mindset

The role also ensures digital content in the portfolio is highly engaging, fit for purpose and responsive to the market.

We take pride in what we do and want to find a candidate who is across consulting, coaching and education programme design. Think you've got what it takes - back yourself, get in contact and let your brilliance shine!

Mō mātou | About us

The Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga is Aotearoa New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider. We are a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, together with all other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

We specialise in taking the learning to our students( ākonga), focusing on enabling the success of approximately 30,000 ākonga each year. We're a place where you can make a difference. 

We offer a wide range of learning disciplines from Real Estate to Social Work, Construction and Education. From our Academic Staff Members to our Student Journey Centre, we ensure our ākonga are at the heart of everything we do, every step of the way. 

Ngā hua o tō tomo mai ki a mātou - Why you should join our team 

We offer our people 50% fee discounts for our Open Polytechnic courses (permanent kaimahi), free car parking at the Lower Hutt campus, flexible working options, a modernised working environment, subsidised school holiday programmes for your children, free fitness classes, and an on-site café. 

We are proud of our kaimahi and value every contribution from all of our people. 

Tono mai | Apply now 

If this role sounds like you and you would like the opportunity to build on your existing learning design and development skills as a Principal Learning Designer, we would love to receive an application from you.

Applications must be submitted online via our career's website. [email protected] with any questions about the role.

Applications close 11 Februrary 2024 @ 11.00pm

Noho ora mai. Tēnā koe.



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