Kaiārahi Pacific

Kia ora, Kia orana tātou kātoatoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Ni sa bula vinaka, Malo ni, Fakaalofa atu, Fakatolofa atu, Aloha, Halo olaketa, Ia Orana and warm Pacific greetings to you all under the tumu of  Tōia mai at Te Kuratini o Waikato, Wintec.

Wintec have made significant inroads as an organisation to understand how to achieve better outcomes for Pacific learners and their communities. We know that we can see greater uplift for our tauira when they see themselves in the environment that they are learning in. We are interested in hearing from people with a strong desire to support work towards equitable outcomes for Pacific and Māori and mana-enhancing Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnerships.


About the role

The Kaiārahi Pacific will understand and share the vision of the Tōia Mai Excellence Framework with staff, tauira and Te Tiriti partners. The Kaiārahi Pacific is responsible for supporting the planning, design, coordination and implementation of strategies and activities of the Wintec Pacific Strategy, Tōia Mai Kaupapa Mahi, Pacific Equity Plan and Te Pae Tawhiti. Although the Kaiārahi Pacific role will primarily advocate for the needs of Pacific learners, staff and Te Tiriti partners they also support others to understand how the Tōia Mai interventions and outcomes benefit all of our learners.   

We would like to talk with you if you have demonstrated experience in the application of Pacific methodologies and pedagogies in a range of contexts as well as experience in any of the following: teaching and learning, professional and resource development, quality assurance, programme design, demonstrated knowledge in the application of Pacific protocol or implementation of communication plans.

You will work with executive staff, corporate units, faculty and support staff, external stakeholders and te tiriti partners to improve outcomes for Pacific and Māori. Our areas of strategic focus under Tōia Mai include: 

  • Rangatira (Governance & Leadership)
  • Tangata (Learner-Centred Support)
  • Kōtahitanga (Partnership & Collaboration)
  • Kaiako (Teaching & Learning)
  • Poutama (Systems)
  • Hangarau (Technology)


We are looking for a person who:

  • Can deliver on the vision of strong and exciting outcomes for Pacific students and staff.
  • Listens and collaborates to drive change.
  • Is a capable planner, monitors and reports on progress.
  • Can show our stakeholders and partners how we are delivering for them.
  • Will enhance Wintec’s strategic relationships with Pacific organisations and communities.
  • Has experience in tertiary education and understands that tauira are at the heart of what we are here to do.
  • Is up for a challenge and thrives on working on new and collective solutions.


In return, Wintec offers

  • Workplace flexibility
  • Professional development
  • An innovative environment where you are encouraged to challenge the status quo
  • Opportunities to deliver on significant and meaningful challenges


Wintec is an innovative and forward thinking organisation. We embrace change and actively seek out new opportunities to develop and enhance the way we work. We value our connections with the wider community, holding true to our mission to build a strong community through education, research, rangahau and development. If you would like to join our team then apply now!

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Job no: JA2337/JA2339/JA2338

Location: City Campus

Closing Date: Friday, 22 October 2021