Manager, Careers and Employment (5353) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have proven leadership in the development and evaluation of employability programmes and services?
  • Do you have well-honed interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders?

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

Are you passionate about students developing employability skills and achieving their career aspirations?  We are currently recruiting a Kaiwhakahaere - Manager for Te Ratonga Rapu Mahi, the Careers and Employment team at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington.

The Kaiwhakahaere - Manager leads a team that assists present, past and prospective students to develop the strategies, skills and knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their careers; and strengthens links between the University and organisations within and outside of New Zealand.

You will play a key leadership role in enhancing the employability outcomes of our students. Our Careers and Employment team partners with academics, students and employers to provide a suite of high-quality career development resources and opportunities, and to support work integrated learning.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will have considerable experience in and knowledge of the careers and employment field and a sound understanding of the tertiary sector, with proven ability to lead the development, delivery and evaluation of high-quality, inclusive tertiary services and programmes for students from diverse backgrounds.  You will have proven experience of and commitment to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a sound understanding of its application in a tertiary context.

You will have well-honed interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will be well versed in general management skills and practices including financial management, planning, evaluation and reporting.

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

Our team is dynamic, hard-working, innovative and committed to student development and fostering strong relationships with stakeholders. We offer flexible working arrangements and learning and development opportunities. We take pride in all that we achieve in partnership with students to ensure they thrive and achieve their goals at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 6 December 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Karen Davis, Deputy Director, Te Pūrengi - Student Experience and Wellbeing on 027 563 5423 or email  But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). 

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button. 

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