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Kaiwhakaruruhau / Marae Manager (G045-18CA)

Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Maori and Pasifika

He karanga tēnei ki te motu kia whakakao mai ki te marae hou o Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki Pukeahu ki Te Whanga Nui a Tara! Nau mai! Tono mai!

Term:Fixed Term of 2 Years
Grade:Grade G
Salary:$57,806 - $82,182 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 28 February 2018
Additional Information:Credit Check.pdf
Criminal Check.pdf

Position overview

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He karanga tēnei ki te motu kia whakakao mai ki te marae hou o Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki Pukeahu ki Te Whanga Nui a Tara! Nau mai! Tono mai!

E rapu ana mātou o te tari o te Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori I tētahi mātanga whakahaere marae hei ārahi i ngā mahi whakahaere o tō tātou marae hou ka tū mai i runga i a Pukeahu. Me mātua mōhio te kaitono ki nga tikanga marae me te reo Māori anō hoki hei tiaki i te mauri o te marae me ōna whare. E whai pānga ana tēnei tūranga ki ngā wāhanga katoa o Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki Pukeahu nōreirā me hīkaka te kaitono. Ka mutu me mātau hoki te kaitono ki ngā āhuatanga o te marae ka noho ki waenganui i tētahi whare wānanga pēnei i a Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa. Ka mahi tahi tēnei tūranga me te Kaiarataki Māori o Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki Pukeahu hei ārahi i ngā kaupapa here o te marae a, ka whai pānga hoki ki te Kaiarataki matua.

The Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori is seeking to appoint a vibrant team member to provide leadership in managing the operational and administrative aspects of our new Marae on the Wellington campus. The role will oversee the day to day running and operations of the marae and will require someone with a sound knowledge and understanding of te reo me ōna tikanga. The marae is situated in the heart of the Wellington campus and is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to work collaboratively with teams across the University to realise the potential of the new marae. Applicants will need a sound understanding of the functions and kaupapa of a marae and in particular a marae within the tertiary education setting. This role will work closely with the Senior Advisor Māori participating in the development and maintenance of policy and procedures and report to the Principal Advisor Māori within the Office of the AVC Māori.

Job description

Purpose statement

Support the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori and Pasifika (AVCMP) with evidence based policy advice and strategic direction. Oversees the implementation of the Māori at Massey Strategy and assists the University to meet its objectives.
The Māori Advisory team shapes, leads, monitors and reports on the University’s response to Māori cultural needs and contributes to the leadership of the University’s relationships with Māori stakeholders’ obligations as expressed in the broader University Strategies and Charter.
This position will support the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Māori and Pasifika to effectively manage the Wellington Campus Marae.

Responsible to

Responsible to: Senior Advisor Māori, Wellington
Reports to: Principal Advisor Māori

Key accountabilities

  1. Strategic
    Outcome: Responsible for Managing, developing and co-ordinating Māori Scholarships and Awards.
    Key responsibilities include:
  2. Manage Marae protocols and procedures.
  3. Participate in appropriate campus forums as indicated by Line Manager.

  4. Key Relationship Building
    Outcome: Effective liaison and working relationships with internal & external stakeholders to proactively support the development of Massey University's engagement with Māori
    Key responsibilities include:

  5. Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Liaise with University Managers to negotiate and arrange Marae experiences for students and staff.
  7. Engage positively with the Māori community and tangata whenua, particularly kaumātua.
  8. Communicate clearly, effectively and professionally.
  9. Providing support, advice and information to the Te Rau Tauawhi student advisors including campus staff.
  10. Assisting management, colleges, and general staff to develop understanding of Māori development goals and capacity to engage with Māori communities.
  11. Arranging and managing campus events relevant to Māori staff, students, and visitors.

  12. Leadership and Management
    Outcome: Provide guidance, management and leadership relating to the development and maintenance of the Wellington campus Marae.
    Key responsibilities include:

  13. Actively contribute to the development and successful implementation of the University’s Māori @Massey strategy on the Wellington Campus.
  14. Upholding strong tikanga, kawa and cultural leadership as required.
  15. Uphold appropriate protocols of the Marae.
  16. Exercising efficient management and utilisation of AVCMP office and University resources on the Wellington campus.

  17. Operational and Functional
    Outcome: A safe and healthy working and learning environment is maintained at all times, upholding tikanga, kawa and mana of the Marae and Massey University by presenting appropriately on behalf of the University.
    Key responsibilities include:

  18. Manage in accordance with the revised Marae Operational Plan the Marae complex
  19. Responsible for the day to day operational management, including administration support.
  20. Appropriately support visitors to the Marae for the duration of their stay
  21. Identify and address Marae maintenance requirements
  22. Ensure Marae security in co-operation with Facilities Management
  23. Follow correct University and Marae process and procedure
  24. Provide Senior Māori Advisor with weekly written reports of Marae activity
  25. Manage the Office operations budget for the Wellington campus.
  26. Assist University management and administration, as well as Colleges on the Wellington campus with the application of Tikanga Māori.

  27. Teamwork
    Outcome: Positively contribute as an active team member
    Key responsibilities include:

  28. Treat team members and colleagues with dignity, respect and honesty
  29. Actively participate in and contribute to Office goals and activities
  30. Foster a team approach to providing solutions in decision making
  31. Recognise the needs of individuals within the whole team and is supportive of others
  32. Promote and actively seek integrated team work
  33. Coach others to develop knowledge and skills, and to accomplish tasks
  34. Carry out other duties which may reasonably be required by the AVCMP from time to time in the course of the University’s business.

Person specification


• A relevant tertiary qualification is essential.
• A teaching qualification is desirable, or experience in teaching and/or research in higher education


• Whakapapa to and knowledge of local iwi

Technical Māori Competencies:
• Ability to provide strong strategic advice, leadership and management practices across a wide range of areas relevant to Māori staff, students and communities
• A demonstrable record of forming and maintaining excellent working relationships with Māori at all levels within the University and within external communities
• Knowledge of Māori educational objectives and the New Zealand education system.
• Planning and co-ordinating a range of Māori focussed tertiary activities.
• Understand Marae protocol and the history of Te Kuratini Marae
• Fluent speaker of Te Reo Maori and an in-depth knowledge of tikanga Māori
• An understanding of equity issues and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Proven relationships and connections with iwi within the greater Wellington region eg, Te Atiawa and Ngāti Toa

Core competencies:
• Diplomatic – Sensitive to the political environment, knowing when to keep pushing and when to tactfully retract to achieve an optimal outcome.
• Solution focussed – Thinking beyond constraints and focusing on what is possible to ensure proposals are results oriented and practical.
• Foresight – Intuitively processing facts about the environment into the most likely scenarios, so we can proactively make decisions about how to respond and anticipate the impact of our actions.
• Challenging – Leading the conversation to constantly question the status quo and think of innovative new ways to deliver on customer expectations. Looking across the organisation to provide the AVC with an “alternative line of sight” that gives confidence as to how the organisation is progressing towards the vision, and advising on the best way to address strategic issues.
• Collaborative – Bringing together teams who are responsible for a broad range of functions to ensure that the organisation benefits from a cross-organisational approach to problem solving. Actively promoting the notion of having one person accountable for delivering an outcome, who will bring together the required expertise from other teams.
• Trusting – Delegating the responsibility and authority for functions to team members, then giving them the freedom and autonomy required to achieve the desired outcomes. Encourages a steady flow of two- way communication vertically and horizontally within the organisation so informed decisions can be made at the right level.
• Customer Service – You will provide customer service accepting the customers’ problem is our problem
• Effectiveness for Māori - Understanding and meeting the needs of Māori in the University internal working environment and in the delivery of services.
• Biculturalism and Diversity – Acts in ways that promote an environment of biculturalism, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Personal attributes and behaviours

Leadership competencies:
Core competencies define the level of ability required to be a leader
• Critical thinking – You are intelligent with a depth and breadth of knowledge and are comfortable dealing with concepts and complexity with people at the core. You make reasoned and timely decisions without letting emotions influence the decision. As a capable and agile thinker you do not intimidate others or get frustrated with the process.
• Leadership courage –You step up when times are challenging and lead people through this time. You are a role model for the culture and values of the University and you see the strengths and weaknesses of people. You manage any conflict in a reasoned manner through to an accepted resolution.
• Leadership - You are a role model for the culture and values of the University and you can see the strengths and weaknesses of people. You can manage any conflict in a reasoned manner through to an accepted resolution
• Conflict resolution – Steps up to conflict and settles disputes equitably while providing direct, complete and positive feedback that is actionable
• Politically astute – You understand the political context in which the University operates and are sensitive to political processes.
• Professionalism – you promote and behave in ways that support the culture and values of the University. You are self-aware and accept criticism and feedback positively. You remain professional even in tough times by being calm and holding things together. You learn from mistakes and strive for personal development.
• Energy and drive – You work towards the end goal - not losing sight of it or giving up when faced with setbacks that may derail the process for achieving results. You are flexible in your approach and those of others and others approach when working towards required outcomes. You are motivated to demonstrate energy and drive for yourself and others to achieve results.

Additional Pre-employment Checks

Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice; and to pass a Credit History Check performed by Veda Advantage Personal Information Services.

Requirement to pass a Credit History Check performed by Veda Advantage Personal Information Services. In addition, there is a requirement to pass a 'No Asset Procedure (NAP)' Credit History Check performed through the Insolvency and Trustee Service, Ministry of Economic Development.


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