University of Otago Otago

Director education support services


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 10:06 am 30 October 2020
Closes 15 November 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HADak

College of Education – Division of Humanities  

About us

The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership, and community service, and to benefit children, other learners, educators, and the wider community (in local, national, and international settings).

The College of Education’s enrolment has increased and looks to continue to grow significantly over the next few years. We are particularly interested in enhancing our commitment to Māori educational issues and the University’s Māori Strategic Framework.

The role

The main focus of the position is to lead and manage education support services (ESS). This includes the responsibility for contract development, negotiation, interpretation and implementation, and ensuring collaborative links with the Ministry of Education, key agencies and schools are developed and maintained.

The successful candidate will assume a leadership role and work closely with dean, and education support services advisor, ensuring that programmes in the education support services are delivered at the highest level of quality.  The director may teach in the initial teacher education programme from time to time and supervise students on practicum. 

Your skills and experience

  • A University qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree) in a relevant discipline.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiation with government agencies.
  • A teaching qualification would be highly desirable.
  • Exceptional organisation and follow through abilities.
  • Evidence of an ability to work well with stakeholders and staff, especially from differing academic and cultural backgrounds.
  • A strong commitment to te reo, nga tikanga and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to equal opportunity. 

Further details

This is a full-time, permanent position.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

How to apply

Applications quoting reference number 2001810. Specific enquiries may be directed to:

Jeff Smith, Professor
(03) 479 5467

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HADak

Listed 10:06 am 30 October 2020
Closes 15 November 2020

Tertiary provider details

University of Otago

Type: University

Physical address:
362 Leith Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P O Box 56, Dunedin, 9054