Māori Liaison Officer (Auckland or Wellington)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent

Māori Liaison Officer (Auckland or Wellington)-2300128



Ko te aronga matua o te tūranga Kaitakawaenga Māori, he akiaki i ngā ākonga Māori hurinoa i te Ika a Māui, ki te whai i te ara o te mātauranga ki te Whare Wananga o Otākau. Tika tonu ka ea noa tērā whai, e te kaitono ngākau Māori, whakaaro Māori, arero Māori hoki.  

Me āhei te kaitono ki te whai hononga ki ngā ākonga Māori, nō ngā kura Māori, kura auraki hoki, i raro i ngā mātāpono o te whare wānanga, ma te mātauranga te tō keke.

Me tautōhito te kaitono ki te reo me ngā tikanga, kia Māori ai te kawe o ngā mahi, ahakoa te horopaki.  

The role/Te mahi

As the Māori Liaison Officer, you will work with a highly professional, successful team of Liaison Officers to increase the number of Māori secondary students enrolling at the University of Otago.

You will be a leader, a facilitator and instrumental in encouraging and helping greater numbers of Māori secondary school students to enrol.

You will be responsible for making presentations at secondary schools, mainly across the North Island, delivering information about enrolling, living and learning at the University of Otago.

Working alongside prospective students you will assist them with course planning, decision-making and other aspects of university transition. This role includes managing a number of outreach programmes, some carried out on campus, where you will help students to experience the unique Dunedin tertiary environment.

Working with schools, community groups and school careers advisers, you will provide them with knowledge of the opportunities for Māori at the University of Otago. 

In this role you will serve on the undergraduate Māori entrance scholarship panel as a selector.

Collaboration with relevant university staff on initiatives to increase the number of Māori students enrolling at the University of Otago is an important part of the role, as is providing feedback, strategic information and advice to the University on the effectiveness of these initiatives.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Successful candidates will:
•    Have extensive knowledge and understanding of Te Reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.
•    Be a university graduate.
•    Be able to advise, work with and relate to teenagers and young adults.
•    Have the ability to be accepted widely in kura Māori, kura kaupapa Māori, on marae and in other relevant community contexts.
•    Have fluency to present in Te Reo Māori within Kura Kaupapa Māori.
•    Enjoy making effective, professional presentations to groups of school students and others.
•    Have highly developed project management skills.
•    Ideally have an excellent knowledge of the University of Otago and its courses, or the ability to quickly learn.
•    Ideally have a sound working knowledge of the current New Zealand secondary school curriculum and assessment matters, especially pertaining to Year 11-13 students.

About our team/Mō te tīma

Based all around New Zealand, Schools’ Liaison Office's are experts in everything University of Otago. We are the first point of contact for high school students studying in New Zealand. We let senior students know about the opportunities for living and learning at Otago and also help potential students figure out their options to plan their study.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a permanent, full time position. We are open to candidates being based in either Auckland or Wellington.

Candidates will need to be able to work evenings when required and enjoy extensive regional travel, for which a vehicle is provided. A clean, full driver’s license is also therefore required.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.

For further information on the safety check process please visit: Protection of Children

We offer competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work/life balance.  More information regarding employee benefits can be found here: Employee Benefits

For further information, please contact Rhonda Brodie, Head of Schools’ Liaison via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300128 will close on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

He hōnore nui te whai wāhi atu ki ngā kura, ki mua i ngā ākonga Māori, te ārahi i a rātau ki te ara o te mātauranga. Mena ka kipakipa tō ngākau, ki te tū hei ringa ārahi mō ngā whakatipuranga e whanga mai ana, koinei pea te tūranga māu. 

Additional Information

Contact: Rhonda Brodie     Tel: +64 9 373 9732

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

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Primary Location
Employment Status
Salary Level and Range Management Band 3 (Range of Appointments $96,434 to $104,382, Top of Range $112,330)
 Schools' Liaison
Job Function
 Marketing and Communication

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