ADVERTISEMENT FOR PASIFIKA LANGUAGES MANAGER (0.7 F.T.E., 28 hours/week)
· Manukau location
· Permanent opportunity
· 0.7 Full Time Equivalent (28 hours/week
· Salary $80,000 per annum pro-rated
· Parking provided on site
We are seeking a new Pasifika Languages Manager to support the Director to successfully achieve PEC’s strategic and operational goals. The Pasifika Languages Manager will be responsible for coordinating the service delivery of quality, NZQA-approved Pacific languages programmes/courses, regulatory requirements and student management systems. The role will lead the advocacy and activities for the sustainability and growth of Pacific languages and cultures in Aotearoa.
Key responsibilities will include:
· Support the new Director: Work effectively and provide support to the new Director (and the PEC Board) to successfully achieve the priority work areas of the PEC Business Plan.
· Advocacy for Pacific Languages: Implement activities to make PEC be the coordinating, advocating and research ‘hub’ for the sustainability and growth of Pacific languages and cultures in Aotearoa.
· Programme Management: Manage the delivery of quality Pacific languages programmes/courses, regulatory requirements, and student management systems. Enhance current programmes with expanded services (e.g. translations), digitization and resource development. Assist with Koloa programmes.
· HR/Personnel: Manage one full-time direct report and a large number of part-time language tutors.
· Relationship Management: Maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders.
· Marketing and Communications: Assist with marketing and publicity activities to promote PEC courses.
After taking on the role of Interim Chair at last year’s APSTE Conference following the secondment of Magele Maria Uluilelata to Statistics NZ, Howard Jamieson from Ara Institute of Canterbury will leave the tertiary sector on the 9th March. He will take up the position of Senior Advisor Southern Region with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples in Christchurch.
Since 2013 Howard has held Regional Coordinator and Vice-Chair positions within the APSTE Executive and the transition to Acting Chair enabled the continuation of the good work established by his predecessors. The nationwide APSTE Executive is working in close collaboration with conference organisers in Wellington and Christchurch. Although Howard is leaving, the Executive Team is solid and will steer APSTE with confidence through the year, and will look forward to welcoming members to the PTEF in September (Victoria University of Wellington) and the annual APSTE Conference in October (Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch).
Vinaka vaka levu, nāku noa nā Howard
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