University of Otago
January 08, 2023
Offerd Salary:$48,288 to $52,654
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Contract Type:fixed term position
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Kaiārahi - Māori Health Workforce Development Unit-2202069


About our team/Mō te tīma

The University of Otago's Māori Health Workforce Development Unit (MHWDU) are passionate about increasing the number of Māori in New Zealand's health workforce.

Our team deliver a range of recruitment, retention and achievement programmes that support current and future Māori students into and through health sciences study. The MHWDU sits within the Division of Health Sciences Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori and all activity is underpinned by Māori values and frameworks.

If you are passionate about Māori educational outcomes and Māori health, we want to hear from you.

The role/Te mahi

This is a flexible role suited to a recent graduate, post-graduate student or someone with experience working with young adults.

As a Kaiārahi/Māori Student Coordinator you will be working on a range of programmes with a particular focus on: • MHWDU outreach and recruitment initiatives (Te Ara Hauora programmes) with Māori secondary school students. Supporting the delivery of programmes that provide hands-on exposure to sciences and mātauranga Māori, and providing information about health sciences study to Māori students, whānau, schools and communities. • Supporting Māori student transition into university working alongside the Tū Kahika Scholarship and other Māori students progressing through the (pre- undergraduate foundation year) Pathway health sciences course.

This role will also support the delivery of other MHWDU programmes and team activities where required. This position includes coordinating various events, academic tutorials and fostering a sense of whānau with current and previous Tū Kahika recipients, relevant staff and community groups.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are seeking applicants who are self-directed, highly motivated, mature, well-organised, and passionate about Māori education/Māori health development.

Successful applicants will have: • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • A strong grasp of Microsoft Office software, e.g., Word and Excel. • A full NZ driver's license. • A strong commitment to working in a kaupapa Māori team. • The ability to work unsupervised. • Some flexibility for after-hours work (agreed in advance). • Proficiency in te reo Māori me ōnā tikanga is desired but not essential.

If you feel confident in fostering a culturally responsive and safe environment that values and supports all Māori students, we warmly encourage you to apply.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a fixed term position (1 year), from January – December 2023.

The role is part time (minimum 0.5 FTE to full-time) negotiable.

Days and hours of work will be negotiated, with some after hours and weekend work required from time to time.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check. For further information on the safety check process please visit: Protection of Children

Further information and questions regarding the role may be directed to Sam Feeney via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2202069 will close on Sunday, 8 January 2023.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Sam Feeney Tel: 027 2498551

Position details: Job Description

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Fixed Term

Salary Level and Range Level 3 (Range of Appointments $48,288 to $52,654, Top of Range $57,020)


Health Sciences Divisional Office

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