Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Team Leader: Academic Registry

Full Time, Permanent

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A unique opportunity to make your mark.

The enrolment of our tauira (learners) is paramount to us at Otago Polytechnic/ Te Kura Matatini ki Otago. 

In this leadership role, you will drive the day-to-day operations of our Registry Team who provide effective management for the learner journey from enquiry to graduation.

What you’ll bring to enable your success in this role:

· A genuine passion for continuous improvement, best practice and innovation 

· A collaborative, approachable style and the ability to build meaningful relationships 

· Experience in leading a team including supporting and coaching

· Strategic vision

· A depth of knowledge and practical application of processes and systems in a digital setting. 

Whilst an understanding of the tertiary education sector would be advantageous, experience in the management of resources in a process setting of a large organisation would also be useful. 

At OP, we believe that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential.

We are guided by our values of Caring / Manaakitaka, Courage / Maia, Accountability / Takohaka and Empowerment / Whakamanataka. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua.

For a position description or to apply please click on the link. 

For specific information please contact Louisa Homersham, 0800 762 786 or louisa.homersham@op.ac.nz

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 11 March 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1041156

Carpentry Lecturer

College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences

Permanent, fulltime

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We seek a qualified Carpenter to join our team as a Lecturer in the Carpentry area based in the College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences. You will be able to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with tauira (learners) interested in Carpentry as a profession.

As a Lecturer, you will provide an outstanding learner experience by teaching carpentry trade skills and imparting your knowledge to tauira in either full time or part time study, in a managed apprenticeship scheme, block courses and night classes. You will be responsible for teaching and contributing towards student attendance, course guide information, curriculum development, student results, moderation, progress reports and resource bookings. 

The successful applicant will have:

· New Zealand qualification in Carpentry or have extensive relevant experience

· A current First Aid Certificate

· Site Safe Passport and be a Licenced Building Practitioner or have a willingness to work towards one

· A tertiary teaching qualification or have a willingness to work towards one

· Excellent communication skills

· Competent computer literacy skills 

· Experience supporting and mentoring young people, preferably in industry-based training

If you have a passion for teaching and learning with a willingness to work towards a tertiary teaching qualification please apply.

For specific information contact Richard Nyhof 0800 786 762 or richard.nyhof@op.ac.nz 

For a position description or to apply please click on the link below.

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 10 March 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1041116

Midwifery Kaiako Lecturer

Fixed term, part-time (0.3 FTE)

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We invite applications from practising midwives who have extensive experience (including core and LMC midwifery) and are interested in midwifery education to apply for this role within our School of Midwifery. This is a fixed term role from 7 April-20 August 2021 to cover for a staff member on leave.

You will hold a current Annual Practising Certificate with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.  A postgraduate qualification would be an advantage, as would teaching experience, computer literacy, and familiarity/experience with E-learning. There is an expectation that you are actively involved in the wider midwifery profession in New Zealand. 

Our Bachelor of Midwifery programme enables tauira/students to remain at home with their whānau and undertake the majority of their study in their own geographical area through a blended delivery model of education. Tauira are grouped into ‘satellites’ throughout the lower North Island and lower South Island where we employ local midwives as Kaiako with responsibility for tauira support, teaching, assessment, liaison with local midwives and maternity services, and as members of the wider midwifery teaching team. 

This role will be based in Whanganui where you will be the Kaiako/Lecturer responsible for coordination of tauira learning and practice in the Whanganui region. You would meet with a small ākonga (tutorial group) of Year 1 and Year 2 tauira for three to four hours most weeks.  During ākonga tauira debrief their practice experiences, practice skills, and receive support and pastoral care. Tauira assessment is part of this role. 

This role may also involve curriculum development and delivery, tauira supervision, pastoral care, assessment of tauira achievement, and scholarly activity. There is also an expectation of some teaching during the ‘Intensive’ block courses which are delivered in Porirua, Wellington, and attendance at some staff meetings. While tutorials, Intensives and meetings are timetabled, other work can be managed flexibly.

Come and join our team of highly motivated and experienced midwifery and professional staff who are committed to tauira success. We have been graduating tauira from our Bachelor of Midwifery programme for over 26 years. Our graduates are highly sought after nationally.

For specific information please contact Dr Christine Griffiths, phone 021 736 545 or christine.griffiths@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please visit our website. 

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 7 March 2021 

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1041081

Plumbing - Drainlaying Lecturer

College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences

Permanent, Full-time

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We seek a qualified Plumber, Gasfitter and/or Drainlayer to join our team as a Lecturer in the newly created Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying programme area based at our Dunedin Campus.  You will be able to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with learners interested in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying.

You will teach PG&D trade skills and knowledge to students doing pre-trade learning on campus and while they undertake their in-work training via an apprenticeship scheme.  You will be responsible for guiding, teaching and contributing towards the student experience.

The successful applicant will have:

· Trade Certificate qualifications in Plumbing or have extensive relevant experience.   

· Current NZ Registration as a Plumber, Gasfitter and/or Drainlayer

· A tertiary teaching qualification or have a willingness to work towards one.

· Experience in supporting and mentoring young people in industry based training and off-job training would be preferred.

· Current First Aid certificate (preferred)

· Site Safe Passport or equivalent ie Hazard Co (preferred)

· A strong commitment to the support and training of our learners and to meeting their diverse cultural and learning needs

· Alignment, and be able to contribute to the values and strategic priorities of Otago Polytechnic 

Support will be given for safety, first aid, and teaching formal qualifications so if you don’t hold these but are passionate about educating our learners in this field then please apply.

The role includes face to face and blended teaching and learning for theory and practical work at Otago Polytechnic as well as managing students placed in apprenticeships with employers in the Otago region so some travelling will be required.  Hours will need to be worked flexibly around the needs of students, apprentices and employers.

For specific information contact Richard Nyhof 0800 762 786 or richard.nyhof@op.ac.nz 

For a position description or to apply visit our website.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 7 March 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1040938

Wellbeing Advisor

Permanent, part-time (20 hours/week)

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We seek a Wellbeing Advisor for an immediate start to join the Student Success Team. You will provide brief Mental Health assessments, interventions, crises resolutions and appropriate referrals internally and externally for tauira (learners) within the context of their tertiary studies.  You will work with other members of the multi-disciplinary Health and Counselling Team, the Learner Services Team and academic staff to support our tauira with their physical, mental, and emotional needs, thus allowing them to manage their studies.

You will also provide and promote awareness and education of mental health and wellbeing to all tauira, and participate in the development and facilitation of educational programmes and workshops.

You will ideally have significant experience of supporting young adults with mental health difficulties, an understanding of the issues learners are currently facing in tertiary education, and how these affect student wellbeing and mental health.  You will have excellent clinical assessment skills and be able to manage a busy caseload.

This is a demanding role; therefore, the ability to prioritise and manage workload and being adaptable and flexible is necessary.

You will have an appropriate Bachelor's qualification in a relevant discipline such as Counselling, Social work, Psychology, Nursing ( Mental health) equivalent.

The salary range for this position based on 20 hours per week is $30-38K gross per annum, along with many additional benefits as an Otago Polytechnic employee.  The successful applicant's appointing salary would be based on the skills and experience they have.   

For specific information contact Patricia Quensell, 0800 762 786 or patricia.quensell@op.ac.nz   

For a position description or to apply please click on the link below.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 4 March 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1040933

Pasifika Student Advisor

Fulltime, fixed term (April - December2021) to cover parental leave

We seek a suitably qualified person who has the passion, knowledge, and experience in creating a learning environment that will contribute to enhancing Pasifika Learners to succeed in their studies at Otago Polytechnic.

The purpose of this role is to provide pastoral, cultural and academic support to Pasifika Learners to succeed and to create a learning environment that is welcoming and understanding of the pressures of tertiary life.

You will:

  • have experience in supporting learners in a learning environment,
  • have demonstrable understanding and experience of academic, career, and pastoral needs of tertiary students
  • have an understanding of effective approaches to support Pasifika Learners with their learning.
  • a tertiary qualification at degree level (preferably in Social Services, Counselling, Education, Occupational Therapy, Social Work)

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated affinity and understanding of Pacific Island cultures and customs, and of key issues facing Pacific communities in  New Zealand. An understanding of learners' educational needs within the tertiary setting and explore initiatives and approached in trying to meet those needs.

For specific information contact Patricia Quensell patricia.quensell@op.ac.nz or 0800 762 786.

For a position description or to apply please click on the link below.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 7 March 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1040901

Tumuaki Whakaruruhau - Director Māori Learner Success

Permanent, Full-time

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At Te Kura Matatini ki Ōtāgo, Otago Polytechnic, our vision is that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential.

We are guided by our values of Caring / Manaakitaka, Courage / Maia, Accountability / Takohaka and Empowerment / Whakamanataka. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua.

We are seeking a future focused, inspirational leader to lead strategies and initiatives that will continue to enable Māori learners to participate and succeed as Māori at all levels of Otago Polytechnic, as well as lead the team in Te Punaka Ōwheo (our Māori Centre).

This is a full-time role where you will be contributing to the advancement of the Polytechnic’s Māori Strategic Framework, with a specific focus on Māori learner success (i.e. Priority 3 of the MSF). While you will work at a strategic level pan-institutionally, you will also provide strong and inspirational leadership to a dynamic team in Te Punaka Ōwheo who support, guide, advise and advocate for Māori learners, helping to create an outstanding experience for Māori learners.

You will actively demonstrate exemplary Māori leadership qualities that align with Te Pae Tawhiti, the Tiriti Excellence Framework for Te Pūkenga (the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology), Otago Polytechnic’s Strategic Direction 2021 and the Māori Strategic Framework 2022.

You will have proficiency in te reo me ōna tikaka Māori and proven experience working within a kaupapa Māori framework of professional practice, with significant experience in Māori education and in working alongside tauira Māori. Experience working in a tertiary environment is preferred, but not essential. A Bachelor’s degree in education, counselling, social work or an equivalent discipline is essential and a Master’s degree would be advantageous.

If you would like to be at the forefront of Māori education, make a real and sustainable difference for tauira, their whānau and our wider hāpori, and you want to work for an innovative, progressive and agile organisation that is committed to its community, contact us today!

For further information contact Janine Kapa, Deputy Chief Executive: Māori Development / Kaitohutohu on: janine.kapa@op.ac.nz  or 0800 762 786

For a position description or to apply click on the link below.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 7 March 2021 

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1040896