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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 19 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

Wellbeing Adviser - two positions

1 x position full-time permanent

1 x position full-time fixed term until May 2022 to cover parental leave

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We seek clinical Wellbeing Advisors for an immediate start to join the Student Success Team.  You will provide brief Mental Health assessments, interventions, crisis 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, Occupational Therapy, Nursing (Mental Health) or equivalent.

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 Sunday 17 October 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049918

Civil Engineering Lecturer

College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences

Full Time, Permanent

We seek a qualified Civil Engineer to join our Engineering Technologies team as a Lecturer at our Dunedin Campus. You will be able to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with tauira (learners) interested in a career in this industry. 

You will be responsible for guiding and teaching in our Foundation, NZ Diploma in Engineering, and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes.

To be successful in this role, you will:

· At least a three-year engineering degree in civil engineering. 

· At least 10 years civil engineering experience    

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

· Be active in, or be willing to be involved in, practical based engineering research

· Be a strong role model to mentor tauira (learners) 

· Have skills suitable for encouraging learners be to achieve their academic goals. Good communication skills are critical.

· 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 (online) teaching and learning for theory and practical work at Otago Polytechnic. 

The position requires a Lecturer who can deliver and modify current material as well as develop new teaching material. 

For specific information please contact adrian.tetlow@op.ac.nz 

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

Applications Close: 5pm, Wednesday 20 October 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049838

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

Customer Services Representative

Fulltime, permanent

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We seek a positive and energetic person with excellent customer service and administration abilities and high level of communication skills to join our Customer Services Team. 

This is a busy and diverse role where the responsibilities will include being the front line contact for visitors at Otago Polytechnic, supporting Customer Services administrative processes and assisting with administering student applications. You will thrive on providing the highest level of service and advice to internal and external customers with your up-beat, can-do attitude. You will build rapport via phone, email and face-to-face interactions.

Ideally, you will have an office administration qualification and have the ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships and have excellent computer skills.  You must have the ability to problem-solve, remain calm under pressure, prioritise your workload and meet deadlines.  Previous experience working in tertiary education would be desirable.

For specific information contact Nimo Elisara-Too, 0800 762 786, or nimo.elisara-too@op.ac.nz 

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

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 17 October 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049695

Nursing Lecturer

Permanent, part-time or full-time opportunities

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Nursing is complex and evolving, we are seeking applicants with passion and enthusiasm to work with learners across the three years of the Bachelor of Nursing Programme and the eighteen-month New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing.  We want you to share knowledge and guide our tauira (learners) as they gain the skills, competence and confidence to become work ready graduate nurses. 

To be successful in this role, you will 

· be a Registered Nurse with a current Practicing Certificate. 

· have an ability to understand Otago Polytechnic’s partnership with Kai Tahu

· be able to integrate sustainable practices within your teaching

· have a Master’s degree qualification or be well on the journey to completing one 

· hold a recognised relevant teaching qualification or the willingness to complete such a qualification.

· also have highly developed IT skills and a willingness to use innovative new approaches to learning.

At Otago Polytechnic, 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.

This role is based in Dunedin and can be part-time for the right applicant. Please state in your cover letter your preference for hours of work ie full time or if part-time maximum hours of work.

For specific information please contact Karole Hogarth on 0800 762 786 or karole.hogarth@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please click below.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 17 October 2021.

https://op.qjumpersjobs.co/jobs/details/1049525