Kaiārahi Māori

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Sep 2023

Kā Waimaero | UC Māori

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He pūkenga, he hiahia nōu ki te mahi a te Kaiārahi Māori? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

Are you looking for a role with lots of variety, do you enjoying working with people, are you interested in an academic career? This is the role for you!

As Kaiārahi Māori for one of the faculties you will play an integral role in leading and supporting that faculty to drive strategic outputs for Māori and to embed Māori knowledge and learning content in contexts across UC. This position is also responsible for leading engagement initiatives that enhance kaimahi proficiency in bicultural competence and confidence. The role will foster and enhance the faculty's relationship with Ngāi Tahu and Māori communities. You will support the embedding of Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora | UC Strategy into the Faculty plans and aims for development and to promote Māori achievement throughout the faculties, service units, UC and wider community.

Mōu | Who You Are
To be successful in this role you will hold a bachelor's degree (NZQA Level 7) or higher, with a minimum of 6 years' experience in a related role and evidence of:

  • Demonstrated experience in professional leadership, administration and working with professionally qualified staff.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
  • Active commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and valuing te reo Māori.
  • A high level of proficiency in te Reo Māori is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching capability.
  • Experience implementing and leading change.
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively and evidence of contribution to team success.
  • Previous experience working in a tertiary institution (desirable).


Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
You will work with colleagues in UC Māori | Kā Waimaero, and colleagues in the wider university in your areas of responsibility. Typically, you will work closely with academic staff, and serve on Faculty committees. You may also work with service units and in particular with those staff working towards student success.

Ko tā Kā Waimaero mahi ko te ārahi i Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha whānui, otirā me matua tautoko i te taiao ako hai whakatairanga, hai whakamana hoki i te hapori kākānorua o Aotearoa nei.

The role of Kā Waimaero is to provide cultural leadership, support and guidance to the University in general, and support a learning environment which recognises and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand's unique bicultural society.


Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga - we value people and their differences, manaakitanga - we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga - we will enhance and nurture our resources.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz


The closing date for this position is: 25 Septemeber 2023 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Job Details
Reference # 16747
Posted on 04 Sep 2023
Closes on 25 Sep 2023 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Administration, Communications, Education & Training, Finance, Human Resources, Project Management, Te Ao Māori
Job level(s) Experienced, Management
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
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