Kaihautū | Director UC Māori

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Sep 2023

Kā Waimaero | UC Māori
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand


  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! He pūkenga, he hiahia nōu ki te mahi a te Kaihautū.? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Are you looking for a role that will provide variety and challenge to your working day, where you will lead and implement across a broad range of kaupapa? Then this is the role for you!

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

The role of the Kaihautū | Director is to lead the development and implementation of the initiatives and strategies set by the Office of Treaty Partnership. The Director will provide strategic advice, guidance, and leadership to proactively support the development of the University of Canterbury's relationships with internal and external stakeholders through the delivery of Māori strategies set by the Office of Treaty Partnership that align with the University's broader strategic plans.

The Director will oversee the functions and operations of the Academic and Māori student teams and build an effective and efficient team within Kā Waimaero | UC Māori.

The Kaihautū will lead and support UC's strategic intent to contribute to Māori and Indigenous development regionally, nationally and internationally and will support UC's commitment to develop graduating students who demonstrate bicultural and intercultural competence and confidence, to live and work in a bicultural Aotearoa and multicultural world.

Mōu | Who You Are

To be successful in this role you will have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to engage successfully with a wide range of UC staff, diverse ākonga Māori, whānau, and other Māori community members including kura, iwi, rūnanga and organisations.  You will also have a minimum of 10 years' experience in a relevant role including the following:

  • Successful track record of strategic leadership, development, business planning and budget management.
  • A high-level understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and competency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
  • A strong directional vision for improving and enhancing the overall experience of Māori
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in the achievement of educational success by Māori
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working in a team environment.
  • Well-developed analytical skills that can bridge between a strategic plan and its tactical implementation.
  • Active commitment to upholding the values, tikanga (protocols and processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and valuing te reo Māori.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The role of Kā Waimaero| UC Māori is to help the University in general and in supporting a learning environment which recognises and promotes New Zealand's unique Te Tiriti based society.  Te Rautaki Māori, UC's Strategy for Māori Development is one of the key initiatives of our UC Futures Programme with a vision to become a vibrant contributor to indigenous knowledge economies regionally, nationally and internationally. We are committed to developing graduates and staff that can live and work in a bicultural Aotearoa and a multi-cultural world as well as delivering leading edge Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement strategies.

For more information about our team, please visit us here @ UC Māori .

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

In 2023 UC is celebrating 150 years of accessible education.  The past, the present and the future are intertwined. For more information on our 150th Anniversary visit us here.

Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

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

The closing date for this position is: 10 September 2023 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note, applications may be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place before the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted via 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

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 16230
Posted on 25 Aug 2023
Closes on 10 Sep 2023 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise General Mgmt/Executive
Job level(s) Management
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document) Kaihautū_Director UC Māori PD August 2023.pdf
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