New vacancy: Kaikōkiri / Learning Specialist – Kura.

Location: Tauranga or Auckland

Contract type: Full-time, permanent


About Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora is the office of the Retirement Commissioner. Te Ara Ahunga Ora aims to help New Zealanders to retire with confidence. Retiring with confidence means New Zealanders feel secure that they’ll have resources to live and the know-how to make ends meet.

We focus on three areas; Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. As part of our role we advise Government on the policies that will enhance retirement outcomes for New Zealanders. We also help support individuals to better prepare for retirement, and we contribute to better understanding of what retirement means in the 21st century. Times are changing.

About the role

The Kaikōkiri/Learning Specialist - Kura is responsible for developing positive working relationships with senior leadership and kaiako to grow the number of kura engaged with using Te whai hua – kia ora! The position is also responsible for leading professional learning and development initiatives for kaiako.

Key aspects of the role include

  • Developing and implementing strategies to grow participation in Te whai hua – kia ora!
  • Developing and implementing professional learning and development (PLD) opportunities to support the national implementation of Te whai hua – kia ora!
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with senior leadership and kaiako within kura.
  • Providing guidance to kaiako and ākonga on the most effective use of the Te whai hua – kia ora!
  • Monitoring and reporting on programme usage and satisfaction and contributing to our continuous improvement process.
  • Developing and implementing localised support for Kura using Te whai hua – kia ora!
  • Leads PLD Māori Medium Education (MME) product portfolio.
  • Leading the delivery and quality assurance of the PLD for MME in Kura.
  • Support Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission and the Kaihautū by providing qualified advice, recommendations and cultural expertise on matters relating to kaupapa Māori, mātauranga Māori and Tiriti obligations that enriches the Māori development work of the Commission.

Benefits and perks

  • The ability to be part of an organisation making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders.
  • We're flexible – work from home days and more - we have a people-centric culture focused on wellness, teamwork, diversity
  • Three additional leave days during the summer holidays
  • Generous KiwiSaver employer contributions
  • A passionate and innovative team environment - we're not your typical government agency

Closing Date

All applications must be submitted by close of business Monday 16th May 2022.