Kaihāpai Tikanga Cultural Development Advisor

Listed 26 days Ago

An exciting opportunity to contribute to the UCOL Wairarapa whānau. 

Our successful Wairarapa Campus has a new strategic imperative, with the goal to double its size and to integrate new education deliveries in a range of areas. With a nationally respected portfolio of programmes in Healthcare and Social Assistance, and a rapidly growing Primary Industries Faculty, UCOL Wairarapa has an outstanding future. Add to that the fantastic team, a great student body, and passionate community support—and the Wairarapa becomes a place to grow your career. All of this, in one of Aotearoa’s beautiful lifestyle regions.

The kaupapa of this role is to take the development and delivery of UCOL’s cultural competency framework, He Kākano Rua, to the next stage by driving the implementation through partnership with staff across the Wairarapa campus in collaboration with the Wairarapa Te Atakura team.  

This role will be reporting to the Kaiārahi Te Atakura Wairarapa, providing specialist expertise and support to the Kaiārahi Te Atakura Wairarapa on cultural practice methodologies of te ao Māori and to champion mātauranga Māori, to build and sustain lifelong learnings for staff with a focus on Wairarapatanga and local iwi/ hapū aspirations.

Your success in this role will be shown by your ability to develop and sustain professional relationships, which mobilise Wairarapa UCOL staff to increase their knowledge and use of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, Ako and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

This role will suit someone who is passionate about people, looking to build their experience in the education sector and enjoys supporting people to embrace te ao Māori. 

Your work will have you developing an innovative and creative range of teaching, learning and professional development resources that promote greater understanding of te ao Māori and it’s practical application in UCOL Wairarapa.

Resilience and emotional intelligence are tools in your kete that you have developed to a high level. The ability to take care of your own wellbeing, while supporting others is imperative. 

The role will involve creating a safe space for individuals to self-determine their pathway to success through mana enhancing interactions. Therefore a strong understanding of manaakitanga and the ability to interact with all people individually and collectively as ‘culturally located people’ above all else is integral to the success of this role. 

This role is a permanent part time (12 hours per week) position.

“Tuku ōu kanohi kia rarapa”