Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 May 2023

Kā Waimaero | UC Māori

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

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

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

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
There is an exciting opportunity for a Kaiurungi to lead and support ākonga Māori including delivery of successful pre-assessment and transition of ākonga into first year tertiary study with a particular focus on year one undergraduate completion and retention. You will play an integral role in the delivery of UC's leading edge Māori student retention and achievement strategy by assisting in designing and delivering evidence-based Māori student development initiatives, services and advice that orient and transition students through their studies. You will also assist in developing and leading ākonga engagement initiatives that enhance the ākonga Māori experience to optimise their personal, social, and academic success.

Mōu |Who You Are
To be successful in this role you will have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to engage successfully with diverse ākonga Māori, whānau, kura and other Māori community members including  iwi, rūnanga and organisations.  You will also have:

  • experience delivering evidence-based recruitment, transition, and retention initiatives
  • demonstrable 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.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The role of Kā Waimaero |UC Māori is to support outcomes for Māori students, academics and research at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.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
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: 22 May 2023 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note, applications will 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 # 15441
Posted on 17 May 2023
Closes on 22 May 2023 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Administration, Student Services, Te Ao Māori
Job level(s) Academic, Entry/Graduate, Management
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document) Kaiurungi Position Description May 23.pdf
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