Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Pasifika Student Advisor

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent, 32 hours per week

We seek a suitably qualified person who has the passion, knowledge and experience in creating a learning environment that will contribute to the purpose of enhancing Pasifika Learners to succeed in their studies at Otago Polytechnic .

The purpose of this role is to provide pastoral, cultural and academic support to Pasifika Learners to succeed by creating a learning environment that is welcoming and understanding of the pressures of tertiary life.

You will have experience in supporting learners in an educational environment, demonstrating a deep understanding and experience of academic, career and pastoral needs of tertiary learners and understanding of effective approaches to support Pasifika Learners with their studies.

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification at degree level preferably in Social Services, Counselling, Education, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or equivalent experience.

The applicant will have a demonstrated affinity and understanding of Pacific Island cultures and customs and of key issues facing Pacific communities in New Zealand, along with an understanding of learner's educational needs within the tertiary setting.  This role will be able to explore initiatives and approaches in trying to meet those needs.

For specific information contact Patricia Quensell patricia.quensell@op.ac.nz or 0800 762 786.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website. 

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 2 July 2019.

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Carpentry Lecturer / Technician

Dunedin City - Otago

Fulltime, fixed term until April 2020

The College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified or experienced person with carpentry trades skills.

This position is a duel role of both lecturer (0.7 FTE) to carpentry students as well as working as a carpentry technician (0.3 FTE) and will involve teaching and assessment of carpentry students on a range of programmes as well as maintenance of our machinery and prep for classes.

The position requires the applicant to have recent and extensive experience as a carpenter and experience supporting and mentoring young people in industry based and off-job training.

This position will involve the support of learning through direct involvement with student project work along with maintenance of existing, and manufacture of new resources.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to the support of training young people and to meeting the diverse cultural and learning needs of the range of students in the College while working with the values and strategic priorities of Otago Polytechnic.

For specific information contact Graham Burgess 0800 762 786 or graham.burgess@op.ac.nz

For a position description and to apply please visit our website.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 30 June 2019

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