Head of South Auckland Campus

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Office of the Vice-Chancellor
  • Advert Closing Date: 04/12/2019
  • Campus: Other
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55565199

Company Description

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities.  We employ over 5400 academic and professional staff to support 41,000+ students making us one of NZ’s largest employers. Through its South Auckland Campus, the University of Auckland actively engages with South Auckland students, schools, employers and communities and seeks to improve outcomes for Māori and Pasifika.

The University now has a new campus in central Manukau, from where we will deliver high-quality education. This campus will serve South and East Aucklanders, and strengthen relationships with schools and communities, especially the large Pacific and Māori communities in South Auckland. 

An exciting opportunity has now arisen to appoint a new Head of South Auckland Campus who will lead the University’s operation of the new South Auckland campus, driving engagement activities in South Auckland whilst also seeking and initiating innovative opportunities.  

Job Description

As a key strategic role, the new Head of South Auckland Campus will be a champion of Pacific, Māori, community and school engagement and also of student retention and academic success. They will ensure the campus meets the University’s targeted performance indicators for the South Auckland region including those related to reputation, recruitment, market share, retention, wellbeing and achievement.

Some other key responsibilities include:

  • Strategy, Planning and Development including the implementation of engagement activities across South Auckland and the application of operation and strategic plans.
  • Operational Management including marketing and promotion of the campus, programme development, community engagement and overall day to day running of the campus.
  • People Management including the development of a culture that is inclusive, flexible and encourages excellence. Ensuring that all staff working on campus develop a university awareness relevant to their position.
  • Relationship Management including building and managing key relationships with local educational & culture communities whilst identifying opportunities for further engagement. Strong internal relationships are also a must.
  • Financial Management with input into the preparation of the South Auckland Campus Strategic Engagement budget.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will need to demonstrate cultural capability in working with Pacific and Māori stakeholders and proven relationship management strengths, with clear evidence of your ability to build successful business & community partnerships and drive strategic direction and effective team cultures. With a large emphasis on leadership, this unique role requires strong skills in influencing and driving collaboration in diverse communities and you should have strong networks. High-level communication skills are essential, with verbal, written and inter-personal skills integral to success in this role. Working knowledge of Te Reo Māori or a Pacific language is preferred.

This is a unique and special role that will prove highly rewarding for the right candidate.

What We Offer

We are committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential.

In addition, we offer:   

  • Competitive salary      
  • 6.75% superannuation scheme      
  • 5 weeks annual leave        
  • Flexible working and a culture dedicated to work life balance 

Additional Information

A copy of the Position Description can be found HERE

Applications close Tuesday 3rd December 2019. All applications must be made online.

Please apply online at our careers site. Any additional enquiries can be directed to Joshua Chapman at [email protected]

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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