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School Administrators - various roles

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We seek enthusiastic, dynamic, proactive, and detail-focused administrators to provide outstanding experiences and service to tauira (learners) and staff. We have several opportunities available at our Dunedin Campus:

1. School of Nursing, 18.75 hours per week, fixed-term until December 2022.

2. School of Occupational Therapy, 37.5 hours per week made up of 30 hours permanent and 7.5 hours fixed term until December 2022.

Our preferred candidates will be highly organised, experienced, committed people who are looking for a challenge.  They will have highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive and productive team attitude including the drive to be a highly functioning member of a high-performing team.    They will have outstanding relationship-building skills which are customer-centred.

The roles require excellent skills in MS office products specifically word processing,  spreadsheet and database use is essential, as are multitasking skills and strong problem-solving abilities.  The successful candidates will be able to manage time effectively and be actively committed to ensuring timely services of the highest quality are consistently provided.   Having previous secretariat skills in committee organisation and minute taking would be desirable.

The successful candidates will be part of the administration teams in each area providing frontline support to our tauira and administration support to our academic colleagues.   The role in the School of Occupational Therapy will involve liaising with stakeholders for tauira (learner) fieldwork placements.   A relevant qualification in office administration at level 4 or equivalent experience in business administration is required. 

An understanding of cultural diversity and the ability to work with a variety of customers, along with familiarity with the tertiary education sector would be an advantage.

Preferred hours and days of work can be negotiated and flexibility is available to suit the preferred candidates.

To apply please click on the link. Please indicate in your application which position/s and or hours of work you are applying for.

For specific information contact Sherie Bell, 0800 762 786 or sherie.bell@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 31 October 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1050318

Food Design Institute Lecturer

Fulltime, permanent

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We seek an exceptional educator to join our award-winning team, to support tauira on their learning journey.  You will be able to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with tauira (learners) interested in a hospitality profession.

You will create an outstanding experience by teaching skills and imparting your knowledge to tauira in either full time or part time study and in practical and theoretical settings.  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:

· A desire to help tauira learn

· Thorough knowledge of the hospitality industry with practical skill and experience

· A degree in a relevant field

· Strong industry networks and connection

· Excellent communication skills

· Competent computer literacy skills 

· Strong relationship building skills

· Experience in research would be an advantage

You will enjoy collaboration, as you will be working co-operatively with the Food Design Institutes teams and the wider College of Creative Practice and Enterprise.

It is expected that you will be an effective partner by your commitment to Te Titiri o Waitangi.  A teaching qualification is desirable or working towards one as is competence in assessing student needs, developing individual learning plans, lesson planning and moderation. To be appointed at Senior Lecturer level you will need to hold an appropriate tertiary teaching qualification.

If you have a passion for teaching and learning we want to hear from you.

For specific information contact Adrian Woodhouse, 0800 762 786 or adrian.woodhouse@op.ac.nz

For a Position Description or to apply please click on the link below

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 31 October 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1050299

Technician - Engineering Technologies

Permanent, Full-time

We seek a NZ Registered Electrician to join our team as a Technician.  You will be required to maintain equipment, prepare teaching labs and ensure that teaching facilities are fit for purpose within the Engineering Technologies area of the College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences.

This position will involve general preparation, setting up and maintenance of electrical, civil and mechanical laboratory equipment. The duties also include housekeeping for the lab and tauira (learner) project spaces, maintaining stock level supplies and supporting staff and tauira in the correct and safe use of equipment. In addition, you will be involved in maintaining the health and safety plan within the Engineering Technology area.

You will be an organised and approachable person who enjoys working with a wide range of people. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to the support of young people and to meeting the diverse cultural and learning needs of our tauira (Learners). You will also display the values and strategic priorities of Otago Polytechnic.

Training in civil and mechanical aspects of this role will be given to the successful applicant.

For a position description or to apply click on the link

For specific information on the position contact Adrian Tetlow, 0800 762 786 or adrian.tetlow@op.ac.nz

Applications close: 5 pm, Sunday 31 October 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049877

Learning Advisors

Fixed term and permanent opportunities 

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We seek Learning Advisors to join a busy Learner Services team supporting tauira (learners).

You will be a highly organised, self-motivated and experienced Advisor to provide learning support and guidance to students across the Colleges of Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Otago Polytechnic.

The role requires you to teach individuals, groups, and classes the full range of academic literacies including learning skills, academic writing skills, and information literacy. The need to be able to support the literacy and numeracy needs of our tauira in practical areas (trades) is a requirement of this position, as is the ability to appropriately support students from foundation to post-graduate levels therefore knowledge of teaching practice and experience in teaching within a tertiary institution is an advantage

Excellent organisational, administrative and time management skills, well developed oral, written and interpersonal skills, group facilitation and advanced computer skills are required. You will also have the ability to work cooperatively and flexibly within a team that has a strong commitment to providing an effective academic quality service.

You will have an ability to understand our partnership with Kai Tahu and to integrate sustainable practices within your teaching along with a willingness to use innovative new approaches to learning.

Two positions are available - please state in your cover letter which position you would like to be considered for or both

· 1) permanent, fulltime

· 2) fixed term, January 2022 until August 2022 at 30 hours per week

For specific information contact Patricia Quensell, 021 735 100 or patricia.quensell@op.ac.nz

To apply and view the position description please click on the link. 

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 26 October 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1050061

On Job Learning Advisor

Permanent, fulltime position

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At Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, we know that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, boasting 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-focussed and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential. 

We are guided by our values of Manaakitaka/Caring, Maia/Courage, Takohaka/Accountability and Whakamanataka/Empowerment. 

We provide a working and learning environment that supports and encourages people to be their true, full selves on campus. We are proudly Rainbow Tick Accredited. Our Māori Strategic Framework gives effect to our commitment to Te Ao Māori, and we are committed to being a bicultural organisation. We are also dedicated to providing a workplace where all individuals can thrive, as themselves.

We seek an On Job Learning Advisor to co-ordinate the onboarding and learning journey of worked based learners and their employers. You will be the conduit between the tauira (learners) and their employers so your relationship skills will be exceptional. 

You will have significant administration experience including writing agreements and working with databases. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

· highly developed interpersonal skills

· excellent written and oral communication skills

· proficiency in MS Office 

· demonstratable organisational and time management experience

· a positive and productive team attitude

· a relevant qualification, or equivalent experience at Diploma level

It would be an advantage if you have worked in a tertiary education or large organisation environment.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 25 October 2021

For specific information contact Andrea Hessian 0800 762 786 or andrea.hessian@op.ac.nz

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

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1050037

Events and Marketing Administrator - Assistant

Permanent, fulltime position

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We seek an Events and Marketing Administrator who will provide administrative and events assistance to our Marketing, Sales and Communications Directorate.  

The focus of this role will be to support recruitment of tauira (learners) to Otago Polytechnic by assisting co-ordination for learner events (inhouse and out in the community) including large-scale recruitment days, career expos, and conducting campus tours.  The role also supports marketing with minor website changes, coordinating photo/video shoots for campaigns and co-ordinating print material. 

This role plays a crucial part in our team by providing timely, efficient and professional marketing, events support and also keeps the team operating smoothly by providing administrative support with areas such as planning, travel bookings, merchandise co-ordination, budget support, reporting and more.

You will enjoy being the conduit and go-to person within the team environment by having your finger on the pulse.  

The ideal candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in Marketing or Business and have demonstrable administration/co-ordination experience. 

What you’ll bring:

· Significant experience in an administrative support role

· Exceptional organisation and time management skills which are managed to deadlines

· Passion for customer focussed service

· Proven ability to report on data

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

The successful applicant will show a strong commitment to the values and strategic priorities of Otago Polytechnic.

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

For specific information on the position, please contact Rachael Shriffer, 0800 762 786 or rachael.shriffer@op.ac.nz

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 25 October 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049997

Head of College: Community Development and Personal Wellbeing

Full Time, Permanent 

Mā te huru huru, ka rero te manu. With feathers, a bird can fly

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At Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, we know that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, boasting 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-focussed and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential. 

We are guided by our values of Manaakitaka/Caring, Maia/Courage, Takohaka/Accountability and Whakamanataka/Empowerment. 

We provide a working and learning environment that supports and encourages people to be their true, full selves on campus. We are proudly Rainbow Tick Accredited. Our Māori Strategic Framework gives effect to our commitment to Te Ao Māori, and we are committed to being a bicultural organisation. We are also dedicated to providing a work and learning place where Māori, Pasifika peoples, people with disabilities, and neurodiverse individuals can thrive, as themselves.

We seek a future focused, inspirational leader to develop and support our high performing teams within the College of Community Development and Personal Wellbeing and to drive the future strategic development of the programmes we deliver. 

You will have demonstrated tertiary academic leadership to:

· Lead the operations of all administration and academic programmes within the College.

· Lead the ongoing development and continuous improvement of College programmes that ensures delivery of best practice, high quality, culturally responsive teaching and learning that results in maximizing learner outcomes including recruitment, engagement and success. 

· Ensure the success of the College is met, including educational, quality, financial and people performance requirement that exceeds stakeholder’s expectations.

· Actively support the Heads of Programme to implement the Team Performance Plans to ensure that they align with Otago Polytechnic’s strategic direction.

· Create an excellent work environment and help your team address change and future development enthusiastically. 

· Embed our strategic frameworks (Māori, Pasifika, Disability, Sustainability and Health and Safety) within the College.

Relationship building, influencing and negotiating skills will be a key component of your kite (toolkit) and you’ll have demonstrated understanding of what Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership means in this context, as well as at least a baseline knowledge of tikaka and te reo Māori. You will have demonstrated experience in enhancing organisational culture and capability and in implementing successful strategic initiatives. It is expected that you will have a post graduate degree. 

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate collaborative leadership in aligning supporting Otago Polytechnic’s values, strategic direction and objectives, and the alignment and transition to Te Pūkenga. 

If you want to be at the forefront of education, and work for an innovative organisation that is committed to its community and learners, contact us today!

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

For specific information contact Chris Morland 021 735 521 or chris.morland@op.ac.nz 

Applications close 5pm Monday 25 October 2021

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049832