Teaching Assistant, Digital Pedagogy (2617) Pipitea, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that would include courses in environmental policy, sustainability-related studies, business or public policy?
  • Are you a motivated and student-focused individual with excellent communication skills?
  • Do you have expertise working with Zoom and Blackboard for online and hybrid course delivery?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Digital Pedagogy Assistant to join the School of Government on a 3-month fixed term contract: 1 November 2021 – 28 February 2022.

Key responsibilities:

The role will be responsible for:

  • maintaining relationships with students in a specified course via Blackboard and/or email communication and/or face-to-face communication
  • providing the Course Coordinator and Lecturers with assistance in course delivery

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, student-focused individual, with excellent communication skills, who can take the initiative and provide excellent support to our students and to the Course Coordinator and Lecturers.

You will have great skills in working with Zoom (organizing and managing webinars) and Blackboard for online and hybrid course delivery.

You will thrive in this role in an excellent manner with people, have an ability to provide clear and timely guidance to students, manage situations when students are under stress and apply your self-management skills.

Key Requirements:

You will hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that would include courses in environmental policy, sustainability-related studies, business or public policy. Candidates close to completing their under-/post-graduate degrees will be considered as well.

The position involves activities totalling a maximum of 100 hours over the above-mentioned period. The salary band is fixed to Step 1 RA; $23.50 per hour.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

This role is extremely rewarding, enabling significant learning opportunities and professional growth towards a sustainable career.

Close Date for Vacancy: 27 October 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Valentina Dinica at Valentina.Dinica@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.