Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Head of School, Nursing

Dunedin City - Otago

Head of School


Full Time, Permanent

We are seeking a future-focused, inspirational leader to develop and support the high performing and self-leading teams within our School of Nursing.

You will drive the future strategic academic leadership of the School and our programmes in alignment with our educational philosophy and values, supporting more than 450 enthusiastic learners to achieve educational excellence. You will be responsible for ensuring academic design, development and delivery exceeds stakeholders’ expectations. It is vital you have a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and sustainability.

A relevant postgraduate qualification is essential, and significant leadership experience in the tertiary sector, in teaching, research and/or consultancy is also required. 

Our schools and services foster close relationships with industry leaders in the programmes that we deliver, so your background will include previous experience working with the Nursing and Allied Health professions.

If you are seeking a challenge and want to be at the forefront of education working for an innovative organisation committed to its community and learners, contact us today!

For a Position Description and/or to apply please visit our website, www.op.ac.nz

For further information, contact Director: School Success, Chris Morland on 021 735 521.

Applications close 12 noon, Monday 18 July 2016.

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Online Learning Designer

Dunedin City - Otago

Online Learning Designer

OP Online

Full time, permanent

Otago Polytechnic is a leader in educational performance and innovation.  The OP Online team supports the institution’s goals by working with subject matter experts to design and deliver a range of online and blended courses that promote the highest quality learning experiences.

You will be an integral part of the innovative Polytechnic-wide initiative (‘Designing for Learner Success’), which is redesigning and redeveloping all programmes across all departments, to ensure the best possible learner experience. Involvement in this project alone offers significant professional development opportunities.

We are seeking an experienced educational designer to join our team on a permanent basis. The ideal candidate will preferably hold a tertiary teaching qualification and be able to design online resources in conjunction with teaching staff across the Polytechnic. Team members need to be good communicators, flexible, proactive, problem-solvers, and be future focussed. They have excellent knowledge of educational technology and open educational resources, and they know how to incorporate student-centred pedagogy and instructional design into the development of online learning resources.

As a member of the OP Online team, you will need a range of complementary skills, including project management, learning design, and instructional design. You will be operating in a high performing and self-leading team, which manages work collectively and has a strong culture of self-responsibility and service quality. 

If you want to be part of a value-driven, learner-focused institution, if you thrive in an environment that balances independence with team culture, if you like to be challenged and work at the forefront of educational development, and if you have a positive and enthusiastic attitude – we would like to meet you!

For a Position Description or to apply please visit our website, for further information please contact Ray O’Brien on 0800 762 786

Applications close: 5pm, 27 June 2016

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Portfolio Assistant – Learning and Teaching

Dunedin City - Otago

Fixed term maternity cover, 13 months commencing late September 2016

We are seeking a highly organised, committed Portfolio Assistant who is looking for a challenging role in an interesting and diverse academic, research and learning environment.

You will support the Director of Learning and Teaching with your excellent project and operational management skills. You will have experience in organising and managing events. A high level of written and oral communication will be supported by your advanced level in software applications which include the Microsoft and Adobe suite.

You will have highly developed interpersonal skills, as your ability to communicate effectively with the Otago Polytechnic community and external stakeholders will be essential.  A positive team attitude, the ability to maintain a professional manner and maintain confidentiality at all times is essential.

Proven experience in financial analysis and accuracy, including the setting and monitoring of budgets and reconciliation are essential for this role. You will also have experience with managing online processes and maintaining online sites/repositories/websites and the like.

Experience in report writing, human resource administration, and developing policy would be an advantage, as would proven experience in supporting a senior staff member.  A relevant tertiary degree would be desirable for this position.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

For specific information please contact Su Bolland, Portfolio Assistant to Director: Learning and Teaching, phone: 0800 762 786, cell: 0212 393 744 or email: su.bolland@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm Monday 4 July 2016  

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