Kaiurungi Matua

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Jun 2023

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

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

Kā Waimaero | UC Māori

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (ie. permanent) role

What You Will Do

The role of the Kaiurungi Matua is to lead the team to support ākonga Māori. This includes delivering successful pre-assessment and transition of students into first year tertiary study with a particular focus on year one undergraduate completion and retention, through to postgraduate study pathways. This position is also responsible for leading ākonga engagement initiatives that enhance the ākonga Māori experience to optimise their personal, social, cultural and academic success.As Kaiurungi Matua, within Kā Waimaero | UC Māori team, this role will support the Pou Whakarae, Te Amokapua Maori Tuarua, and Kaiārahi Māori to develop and lead the implementation of the Māori student recruitment and retention strategy and operational plan.  The Kaiurungi Matua 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.

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:

  • Demonstrated mentoring capability and experience implementing and leading change.
  • Substantial experience working with students or customers from diverse backgrounds particularly Maori students, families, and communities.
  • Evidence-based understanding of the academic, social, and cultural needs of ākonga Māori
  • A commitment to enhancing bicultural competence and confidence
  • A recognition of Te Ao Ngāi Tūāhuriri - values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions and valuing Te Reo Māori

Who You Will Work With
The role of Kā Waimaero| UC Māori is to help the University in general and in particular in supporting a learning environment which recognises and promotes New Zealand's unique bicultural 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

Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to 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.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO ) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


The closing date for this position is: 8 June 2023 (midnight, NZ time)


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 # 15492
Posted on 25 May 2023
Closes on 08 Jun 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
More details (document) Final - Kaiurungi Matua.pdf
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