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Open Polytechnic Wellington

Relationship manager, school strategy team


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:08 AM 29 January 2018
Closes 12pm 15 February 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9hEh

We are New Zealand's specialist provider of vocational open and distance learning. The school strategy directorate sits within the polytechnic and is focused on developing relationships between the polytechnic and schools, teachers and their learners through the implementation of the iQualify learning management system. 

We are looking for a relationship manager to build and preserve trusting relationships with teachers and schools.

The initial role will be to mentor and support students on the teacher education refresh (TER) programme ensuring the effective delivery. Familiarisation with online delivery will be important for developing solutions for schools and teachers as the directorate seeks to establish itself in the school sector. As the sales and marketing team establishes clients the relationship manager will work with teachers and school leaders focusing on finding solutions through the implementation of our online learning platform iQualify.

This role would suit someone with senior management experience in a school who has a sound understanding of different pedagogical approaches, the curriculum and different school contexts.

Some travel is expected.

The successful applicant will bring to the position:

  • A sound understanding of current teaching pedagogy and what this looks like in a classroom
  • An in-depth understanding of the standards for the teaching profession and what evidence of these looks like
  • Experience in supporting and mentoring new teachers into the profession.
  • An understanding of the requirements of teaching at all levels from early childhood through to secondary is an advantage.

The position is permanent, based at our Lower Hutt campus.

Only online applications will be accepted.

How to apply

For a position description and to apply for this role, please visit our careers site. For further information contact:

Ian Hebbend, HR
(04) 913 5934

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9hEh

Listed 9:08 AM 29 January 2018
Closes 12pm 15 February 2018

Open Polytechnic NZ

Tertiary provider details

Open Polytechnic

Type: Polytechnic

Physical address:
86 Wyndrum Avenue, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt

Postal Address:
Open Polytechnic Private Bag 31914, Wellington, 5040