Director, Confucius Institute

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Director, Confucius Institute
  • Pipitea
  • Contract
  • Fri Feb 16 03:25:48 2024
  • 395

  • Have you got experience in Event Management?
  • Are you interested in a fixed-term, part-time position?
  • Do you have the ability to develop, promote and deliver programmes?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Director for the Confucius Institute on a fixed-term, part-time contract for approximately 20 months.

The Confucius Institute is a collaborative venture working in partnership with Xiamen University, located in Wellington’s sister city Xiamen, China. The Institute is responsible for developing programmes to support teaching of the Chinese language and promotion of Chinese culture in schools, the university, and the community.

The Director will lead and manage the Confucius Institute team. You will ensure that the aims of the Confucius Institute are achieved through relevant programmes and events that focus on Chinese language education, particularly the Mandarin Language Assistant programme in schools.

The Director will be responsible for building and managing strong collaborative partnerships and relationships across a range of schools, organisations and individuals engaged in a diverse range of cultural activities. An educational, arts, cultural or international engagement-based background will be key to success in this role.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will have the ability to manage a small but complex institution, working within a larger organisation is essential, as are strong self-management and event management skills and the ability to develop, promote and deliver programmes.

This is a part-time role with some travel involved, so being flexible and adaptable are important.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team works in a positive, collaborative style. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in building, fostering and maintaining relationships to position the Institute as a leading force in the development of Chinese language learning and the promotion of knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture in Wellington and throughout the lower part of the North Island.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 01 March 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Kathee Hughes ([email protected] ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form , please include the position title and reference number (Director, Confucius Institute #395). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to [email protected] stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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