Pouārahi Māori / Executive Director – Māori

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku, kia hiwarā ki tērā tuku. E ngā mana e ngā reo e kimi ana ngētehi tane, wahine rānei e tūkaha ana ki te hiki atu te angitu o ngā akonga Māori me ngā akonga o Te Moananui a Kiwa o Te Kuratini o Waikato nei. Whai mai koutou ki te tūranga nei.


About Wintec

Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology limited) is one of New Zealand’s leading institutes of Technology, driving the development of a skilled workforce in New Zealand and around the world. We offer an extensive range of programmes from Certificates to Postgraduate degrees.

We work closely with employers, industry and community organisations. We engage with key stakeholder groups to understand and respond to workforce needs, serving our students, employers and the wider community.

About the role

This Pouārahi Māori / Executive Director Māori role will take a leading role in Wintec’s ongoing external engagement with Iwi/Hapū/Māori and related external agencies and organisations in alignment with Te Pūkenga expectations of equity and partnership and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

As Aotearoa’s vocational education sector transforms to a national institute, we require a strong and capable leader able to lead transformational change through the implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi across Wintec in alignment with Te Pūkenga expectations of equity and partnership.

This is a senior executivel eadership position, reporting directly to the Chief Executive.

The Pouārahi Māori will be responsible for:

  • Leading transformational change through the implementation of Wintec‘s business operational model, Tōia Mai excellence framework
  • Developing and implementing the Māori and Pasifika strategic plans in alignment with Tōia mai excellence framework
  • Leading improvement of learner success and outcomes of Māori and Pasifika learners, whānau, hapū, iwi, and the Māori and Pasifika community.
  • Leading and supporting the recruitment, development and retention of Māori and Pasifika staff within Wintec.
  • Enabling and promoting a culturally responsive environment for Māori and Pasifika staff and learners.
  • Maintaining the operation, mana and the mauri of Te Kōpū Mānia Marae.

Are you an ideal candidate?

We are looking for a leader with post graduate qualification and significant integrity and experience working with mana whenua, iwi, hapū and whānau and the Māori community. Experience in a senior level management and/or leadership role either in the education or public sector is also critical.

Candidates of interest will have fluency in Te Reo and skilful in tikanga, particularly of Tainui waka; in-depth knowledge and practice of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi particularly as it applies to the Crown’s responsibilities to the education sector; experience in effective strategic change management that included integration of te ao and mātauranga Māori, Māori and Pasifika cultural responsiveness, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi within an organisation; and a working knowledge and understanding of the Mana whenua and Māori community and developing relationships that benefit these communities .

Working at Wintec

You will be part of an executive team welcoming fresh ideas, well-evidenced thinking and robust debate. This position is to start in March/April, 2021.

Wintec, a subsidiary of NZIST, continues to be one of the leading tertiary institutes by welcoming new ideas and innovating, in both domestic and in international education. You will be supported to stay industry connected, we have generous opportunities to develop your career through free courses and postgraduate papers. Wintec is committed to flexible working to support our people.

Join our team to foster our organisation’s growth as we define our future with a focus on learner success at the heart of everything we do.


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Job no: JA1846

Location: City Campus

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 January 2021