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Kaitakawaenga | Facilitator (G391-18CA)

Institute of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

We are looking for just the right person to join our team. Are you passionate about tamariki and their educational success? Are you an experienced early years facilitator or educator? Do you relish supporting kaiako and tamariki to enable them to achieve great outcomes in early education?

Term:Fixed Term of 2 Years
Grade:Facilitator (Centre for Educational Development)
Salary:$68,479 - $83,450 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 9 December 2018

Position overview

Tātai Angitu offers high-quality dynamic professional learning, development and support designed to respond to the needs of the education sector. We support professional learning through actively linking knowledge with opportunities and need to support kaiako, whānau and ultimately tamariki. We do this through large government-funded contracts, short courses, bespoke solutions for early learning services, kura, schools and communities. We work in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas, particularly in the Pacific.

Do you thrive in complex environments, able to juggle various tasks at one time, balance a range of functions and look after critical details whilst maintaining an eye on the “big picture”? We are looking for someone with a particular strength in the areas of early years education, and in particular leadership using cultural frameworks, cultural intelligence, Māori and/or Pasifika and local curriculum. A strong knowledge and application of Te Whāriki, planning and assessment, as well as an in-depth understanding of internal evalution leading to change is essential. This role involves working across a variety of early learning settings, including Māori medium and Pasifika contexts, as well as the possibility of utilising these skills across other Tātai Angitu projects.

This position is based out of Massey University Albany and requires travel across a variety of geographical locations.

The role is a 24 month, full-time (37.5 hours per week) fixed term position.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to develop your own skills and be part of a team of highly motivated, professional facilitators dedicated to improving educational outcomes for tamariki and whānau through strengthening teacher knowledge and practice. Apply now!


If you are ready to further your career and join us in making a difference then submit your application via our careers page It is intended that interviews will be conducted for shortlisted applicants on the 17-18 December 2018. For those requiring further information or a confidential discussion please contact Ms Keri Cheetham, Early Childhood Education Leader,

Job description

Purpose statement

Develop and deliver high quality professional learning in the existing contracts of, Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities 1, 2 and 3 in the key learning areas of cultural competencies, leadership and internal evaluation to support positive learning outcomes for children and whānau.

Responsible to

Sector Kaihautū Mātauranga Kōhungahunga | Sector Leader Early Childhood Education

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver Tātai Angitu e3@massey contracted programmes over multiple contracts and across early childhood and lower primary.
  • Conceptualise, plan and implement appropriate learning programmes in accordance with contractual requirements and in partnership with schools, services and other contractors.
  • Develop resources for online and face-to-face delivery as appropriate to the client and contract; programme design includes facilitating cluster meetings, working with teaching teams, mentoring leaders, online support and feeding back to teams on internal evaluation processes.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focussed on the learning and well-being of all ākonga.
  • Ensure all development, delivery and evaluation processes are of a high standard and consistent with the requirements of the sector including the analysis and use of evaluative data gathered formally and informally.
  • Work collegially with peers to develop and evaluate effectiveness of services provided.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external to the university.
  • Resolve any issues and instigate corrective actions where required.
  • Report regularly to Leader of ECE on programme outcomes and contract deliverables.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of Tātai Angitu, e3@massey strategic, business and marketing plan.

Person specification


  • Qualification in education or teaching, particularly Early Childhood Education
  • New Zealand Teacher Certification (teacher registration)
  • Current and full New Zealand Drivers Licence


  • Proven networking within New Zealand education sector and interest / client groups
  • Relationship building experience
  • Familiarity of adult learning strategies and experience in working with adults through change process
  • Demonstrable experience in design, delivery and evaluation of professional learning and development programmes
  • Strength in supporting the understanding of bicultural practice, frameworks and approaches in the early years setting
  • Ability to actively contribute to a Te Tiriti-led organisation
  • Strong understanding and application of internal evaluation processes and how this supports positive learning outcomes for children and whānau
  • Experience in mentoring and supporting leaders in early years’ settings.

Personal attributes and behaviours

  • Knowledge and understanding of current early childhood research and practice especially in the areas of leadership, coaching and mentoring, curriculum design and teaching as inquiry
  • Demonstrates a reflective approach to practice
  • An understanding of language, culture and identify and the role these play in early years education
  • Demonstrate an inclusive approach to practice and a personal commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Ability to work unsupervised, prioritise deadlines and be self-organising
  • Show Initiative, motivation and have a problem solving approach
  • Strong client focus, with attention to results, adding value and continuous improvement
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and IT skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel, national and international

Additional Pre-employment Checks

Requirement to pass – Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice plus NZ Police vetting to satisfy safety checking of children’s workers requirement under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.