Strategic Māori Capability Lead

Updated: 16 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jul 2024

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Strategic Māori Capability Lead

Provide strategic guidance and support relating to Māori research & teaching + build Māori cultural capacity & capability at Lincoln University.

Mō te tūka | The role

Provide strategic guidance and support relating to Māori research and teaching, build Māori cultural capacity & capability within the University and lead initiatives and other activities towards this broad goal.

Based in our vibrant Te Manutaki team (Office of Māori and Pasifika Development), you will also support and enhance relationships with Mana Whenua as the University and Mana Whenua - particularly Te Taumutu Rūnanga - grow and deepen their engagements with each other.

Some tasks of the role include:

  • Manaakitaka / Looking After People: develop a Māori research policy and guide for staff and students. Support activities relating to research that contributes to the awareness of protocol when engaging with mana whenua.
  • Relationship management: liaise with academic and administrative staff to help build and foster good relationships with Te Taumutu Rūnanga and help support the development of a research agenda within Te Taumutu.
  • Contribution to the wider University planning: contribute to team planning of the calendar year and key dates of importance to Lincoln University that helps to build capability and capacity concerning Māori values/mātauraka. Develop an annual strategic plan that outlines core goals and activities for building capability and capacity concerning Māori values/mātauraka.

This is an exciting new, permanent role working 37.5 hours per week based at our Lincoln Campus. The salary range is to be negotiated from $100,000 per annum.

Kā tino Pūkeka/Whēako | Essential skills/experience for the role

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A completed PhD in any discipline.
  • A minimum of three to five years research experience
  • An understanding of Te Ao Māori me ōnā Tīkaka or other Indigenous values.
  • Credibility in the Māori community or other Indigenous community resulting from previous experience of working effectively with Māori or other indigenous communities and organisations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Māori development and advancement.
  • Proven ability to develop new initiatives and to manage a project through to conclusion in a manner that meets agreed outcomes.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong and enduring working relationships that contribute to the achievement of organisational goals.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, especially with Māori or with other Indigenous Peoples, to achieve agreed outcomes.

Kā hua ka riro ki a koe | What's in it for you?

As an employee of Lincoln University, you can reap the rewards of working in a supportive organisation with a commitment to equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

From day one you will be eligible to our staff benefits such as:

  • Professional growth with our staff training & development programme
  • Six weeks paid leave per year (based on 1.0 FTE)
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Contributions towards eye tests and the cost of glasses
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Work-life balance with a family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Access to free confidential wellbeing support services through ClearHead
  • Access to employee member benefits with Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • A state of the art, on-campus gym with discounted fees
  • Access to on-site early childhood centre with discounted staff rates
  • Boost rewards membership that offers retail & service discounts
  • Access to various staff social groups and activities
  • Great location - with a lot of new development, stunning gardens & greenery, onsite cafes and walking distance to Lincoln township.

Mō mātou | About us

Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki Lincoln University is a distinctive, specialist University focused on advancing knowledge through impactful research and higher education that benefits land-based industries in New Zealand and worldwide.
Our University's campus is at the centre of the Lincoln research precinct and is complemented by a network of university-owned farms and research stations, which are crucial to combining good education and training with demonstration and skills. Students are at the heart of Lincoln University and we inspire them to make a difference through the delivery of world-class teaching and research to grow their potential and help shape a more sustainably productive world.
We are a progressive university with an ambitious vision and a commitment to having a professional workforce that reflects the diversity of its community.  Staff engage students, parents, government, iwi, the wider community and many other external stakeholders and are expected to uphold the reputation of Lincoln University through the way they undertake their work.

Lincoln University's Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities begins with mana whenua. We acknowledge the special relationship and responsibilities our University have to Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki and Te Taumutu Rūnanga which are embedded in our He Tutohinga Whakamatau, Charter of Understanding.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

Applications received via email will not be considered, however specific enquiry relating to the role can be made to [email protected]

We will be reviewing applications after the advertising closing date.


Job Details
Reference # 2024-16609
Posted on 18 Jun 2024
Closes on 21 Jul 2024 18:00 NZST
Location(s) Lincoln University Campus
Expertise Academic, Research, Strategy
Work type(s) Permanent full-time
More details (document) PD Strategic Māori Capability Lead June 2024.pdf


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