Kaiārahi Rangahau Māori

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Kaiārahi Rangahau Māori
  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Wed Nov 8 00:00:40 2023
  • 290

  • Do you have strong knowledge of Te Reo Māori and Te Triti o Waitangi?
  • Have you got an understanding of New Zealand’s research sector and issues and opportunities for Māori?
  • Can you provide advice and training on Māori engagement, and consultation, to University researchers and staff?

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 Kaiārahi Rangahau Māori to join the Research Office in a permanent, full-time role. The role will be responsible for building and maintaining successful relationships that contribute to positive research outcomes with Māori. The role also supports the University’s senior leaders and researchers in the creation of kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori research projects and programmes and opens up new funding, research translation and impact opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies and advice that enhance rangahau Māori and kaupapa Māori research capabilities and activities at the University.
  • Support the development of strong partnerships between university researchers and Māori communities.
  • Provide advice and feedback to researchers about kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori research.
  • Provide advice and training on Māori engagement, and consultation, to university researchers and staff.
  • Develop networks of Māori researchers and other staff interested in exploring and learning about rangahau Māori, mātauranga Māori, taonga Māori, iwi Māori, tikanga Māori and kaupapa Māori, including engagement and consultation with Māori communities.
  • Manage internal funds which aim to support Māori capability development including the Mātauranga Māori Research Fund and the Māori Post-Doctoral fellowship scheme.
  • Contribute to the leadership of the Research Office.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be an expert in matters related to rangahau Māori; specifically, mātauranga Māori, taonga Māori, iwi Māori, tikanga Māori, and kaupapa Māori. You will have a good level of te reo Māori, a good understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will be generous in sharing your knowledge with colleagues. You will have strong links and networks with Māori communities, organisations, and businesses. Ideally you will have an understanding of the New Zealand research sector and issues and opportunities for Māori.

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of service to staff. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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

We are a friendly collegial whānau who work across a variety of functions to support and strengthen the University’s research and innovation culture. You will be part of a professional and supportive rōpū committed to helping the research community lift external research income and research performance.

We offer an interesting workplace, a vibrant university community to join, and variety and autonomy in your role. We are family friendly and can offer flexible, hybrid working arrangements.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 29 November 2023 - 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 Liz Prendergast, ([email protected] ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form . 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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