Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Director: Learning and Teaching Development

Dunedin City - Otago

Otago Polytechnic – Dunedin City – Otago

Full Time, Permanent

At Otago Polytechnic, we work hard to put the learner at the heart of everything we do. We are now strengthening our leadership to help inspire and navigate the way forward.

We are looking for an experienced leader of learning and teaching development who is committed to ensuring an outstanding learning experience for our students. We seek a leader to help us ensure that Otago Polytechnic programmes and courses are designed to best practice standards and that our academic staff have the full range of skills to facilitate learner success.

You will be responsible for providing leadership for building academic staff capability to support a successful learner-centered teaching approach consistent with our focus on blended and online learning.  You will have a strong learner and customer focus and bring with you a positive attitude to organisational change, along with a firm belief in a distributed and empowering model of leadership.

This exciting opportunity reports to the Deputy Chief Executive: Learning and Teaching Services, and supports the ongoing and implementation and review of our Learning and Teaching Strategy across the Polytechnic, incorporating education for sustainability, education for learner capability and the embedding of Maori knowledge and perspectives within all of our programmes.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website.  For specific information, please contact Deputy Chief Executive: Learning and Teaching Services, Oonagh McGirr on 0800 762 786

Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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Nursing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Nursing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

0.8 FTE Permanent position

To be a change agent is not straight forward. You need energy, time, persistence and insight.  But most of all, you need to be an extraordinary person. The School of Nursing is about to undertake a review of its curriculum, we are looking for a person with vision to be part of our dynamic team to contribute to this.

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 learners as they gain the skills, competence and confidence to become work ready graduate nurses. 

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with a current Practicing Certificate. You will have a Master’s degree qualification or be well on the journey to completing one as well as a recognised relevant teaching qualification or the willingness to complete such a qualification within 2 years of employment. 

An ability to understand Otago Polytechnic’s partnership with Kai Tahu and to integrate sustainable practices within your teaching will be a requirement. You will also have highly developed IT skills and a willingness to use innovative new approaches to learning. 

For specific information please contact Ian Crabtree Head of School 03 9727540 or ian.crabtree@op.ac.nz 

For a Lecturer position description or to apply please visit our website, Senior Lecturer position description is available on request.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 13 August 2017

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Communications Coordinator

Dunedin City - Otago

Do you have a background in media and communications? Are you keen to keep enhancing Otago Polytechnic's reputation for excellence through a variety of profile building activities?

Our Marketing and Communications team has an exciting opening for a full-time, permanent Communications Coordinator role.

As a key member of the team, this role will predominantly be responsible for media liaison and output across a range of communication channels. Copy generation for other promotional collateral and the creation of staff, student and graduate profiles will be another primary focus.

We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and proven extensive writing experience. You will have a full range of editorial skills and preferably have a good knowledge of crafting and distributing media releases. Your client-facing approach, organisational skills and time management will be first-rate, and you will have familiarity working with a range of social media.

For specific information, please contact Mike Waddell (Director: External Relations, Marketing and Communications). Phone 021 735 645 or email mikew@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 29 July 2017.

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