Pacific Student Support Facilitator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Pacific Student Support Facilitator-2102340



About our team/ Mō te tīma

We are a small team who provide strategic leadership and advice to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) for all matters relating to Pacific Development within the Division.

We provide Commerce-specific pastoral course advice, exam preparation, study help and can liaise with academic departments and support services with respect to any issues relating to Pacific Island students in the Division of Commerce and their course of study. Pacific-focused Commerce outreach activities are also organised by this team.

The role/Te mahi

You will be responsible for developing and leading programmes and projects that contribute to the recruitment, retention, and achievement of Pacific Islands students in the Division of Commerce. You will monitor the achievement of these students, working closely with the Associate Dean (Pacific) and other relevant Pacific student support partners.

There are a variety of designated support programmes for Pacific Students in the Division of Commerce, and you will provide oversight and coordination of these with the purpose of advancing student retention and academic achievement.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are looking for candidates with:
•    Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity of cultural and diversity issues with a focus on working with Pacific Islands people and their cultures.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills reflected in the ability to engage with people from a wide range of cultures and diverse backgrounds and at all levels of the University, including Academic and Professional staff.
•    Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of people verbally and in writing.
•    A degree, preferable at postgraduate level, and experience of university life.
•    Advanced ability to analyse data, review and evaluate programmes, write formal reports and recommendations.
•    The ability to work independently, and function well in a team.
•    Flexibility to work outside normal working hours if required.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Division at the University of Otago.

Further details/Pūroko

We have two part-time (0.5FTE), permanent positions available.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Esmay Lemalu-Eteuati via the contact details below.

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


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2102340 will close on Wednesday, 1 December 2021. #LI-DNI

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Esmay Eteuati     Tel: 64 3 470 4756

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

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Employment Status
Salary Level and Range Level 4 (Range of Appointments $50,985 to $55,351, Top of Range $60,444)
 Dean's Office, School of Business
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