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Pasifika Learning Adviser (G100-18CA)

National Centre for Teaching and Learning, Research, Academic and Enterprise

We require a knowledgeable, enthusiastic professional to assist the university to achieve its strategic goals for student success by supporting Pasifika students to develop the academic skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals as independent learners.

Grade:Grade F
Salary:$48,719 - $68,838 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 31 May 2018
Additional Information:Criminal Convictions Form.pdf

Position overview

Massey University has strategic goals to increase the quantity and quality of Pasifika tertiary graduates. To help achieve our strategic goals we are seeking a knowledgeable, empathetic professional with the right skills, attitude and enthusiasm to support our Pasifika students to achieve their academic goals as independent learners.

Based at our Wellington campus, you will have a relevant University qualification and experience tutoring in an online learning and teaching environment. These attributes will be complemented by your proven successful experience in designing and delivering learning development services at tertiary level to adults from diverse backgrounds.

If you have the skills and experience we are seeking, and are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you today!

Job description

Purpose statement

The purpose of the position is to:

Work in close collaboration with College academic staff and Student Services Teams to improve Pasifika student transition, retention and completion through the provision of learning development services.

Assist and encourage students to develop the academic skills they need to achieve their goals as independent learners.

Responsible to

Group Lead, Wellington campus centre for teaching and learning

Key accountabilities

Key accountabilities:
• Organise and coordinate the operation of the Fale Pasifika
• Assist with the development and delivery of Centre services to staff and students in the Colleges
• Network and liaise with Pasifika students, staff and community groups, academic and student services staff to identify student learning needs and plan the provision of effective study skills and assignment writing development within papers and programmes
• Engage with Pasifika academic organisations and groups to promote Wellington campus' initiatives for Pasifika students and communities
• Collaborate closely with the Pasifika Directorate Team and Pasifika support staff to promote Pasifika student success
• Develop and maintain excellent study skills information and resources for students, both hard copy and online
• Enhance the delivery of study skills material by using a range of delivery options best suited to student needs
• Plan and deliver in person and/or online workshops/seminars on a range of study skills topics (workshops/seminars may be required in the evenings and/or weekends)
• Provide one-to-one and one-to-many consultations with students who require support in assignment writing
• Provide in-class tuition through embedded workshops in assignment writing and learning skills development
• Contribute to the development and implement monitoring, evaluation and measurement procedures
• Maintain accurate student records and statistics
• Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with Centre colleagues, library staff, student services and academic staff
• Work closely with staff in the National Centre for Teaching and Learning to identify areas of staff and student development
• Comply with current Centre and University policies, procedure and processes
• Contribute to the overall success and changing priorities of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning by assisting with other tasks or additional duties.

Person specification


• A Masters degree is preferred
• A Teaching Qualification is desirable
• A qualification in second language teaching would be a distinct advantage


Proven experience in:
• Providing academic learning support advice for Pasifika students
• Teaching groups and working one-to-one with students
• Working in a blended/online teaching and learning environment
• Teaching adults from a range of ethnic and social backgrounds
• Assessing learning needs and providing appropriate skills development initiatives
• Developing learning resources
• Workshop and seminar delivery
• Providing services for postgraduate students
• Project management skills (including planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting) to meet outcomes and deadlines
• Teaching numeracy skills would be an advantage

Personal attributes and behaviours

• Fluency in at least one Pacific language and an excellent understanding of Pacific protocols
• Initiative and an ability to work independently
• Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a team
• Excellent oral and written skills and proven effective presentation skills
• Knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and of equity policies.

Additional Pre-employment Checks

Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice


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