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Senior School Education Coordinator (Engineering)

Senior School Education Coordinator (Engineering) (1028) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Are you looking for a fixed-term, full-time role for three years?
  • Have you got a Bachelor’s degree in science with a strong background in Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics?
  • Do you have a teaching qualification in secondary or adult education and can provide a high standard of service to both students and teachers?

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 Senior School Education Coordinator (Engineering) to join the Faculty of Engineering on a 3 year fixed-term contract. The role will be responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of educational and outreach programmes aimed at senior secondary school students and teachers. A key purpose of the role is to facilitate the transition of secondary school students into Faculty of Engineering programmes at Victoria University of Wellington. The person appointed will play a key role in supporting the delivery of 100-level courses to year 12 and 13 secondary school students (via the STAR Programme).

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide a key coordination and support role for the delivery of 100-level Faculty of Engineering courses to senior secondary school students.
  • Provide a distinctive and highly valued experience for secondary students by organising engagement events for school students, including seminars, workshops, information sessions, contests, and clubs.
  • Support the development and implementation of new innovative programs and clear pathways for senior secondary students studying in years 12 and 13 to facilitate their future enrolment and success at the University.
  • Work with the recruitment, marketing and communications staff, and staff in the Faculty of Engineering to promote the outreach programmes and initiatives.
  • Develop materials and resources for various channels as need to support relevant events and initiatives. This includes print, video, audio, and digital materials.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, student-focused individual who can take the initiative and provide an excellent outreach experience. You will thrive in this role with an excellent manner with young people, a willingness to learn new things, and self-management skills. This role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right background. 

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to education. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of service to both students and teachers.

Key Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science with a strong background in Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • A teaching qualification in secondary or adult education.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability in group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships, both internally and externally, and building strong networks with communities and organisations.
  • Project management coordination skills including defining project scope, drafting plans, identifying opportunities and risks and ensuring accountability.

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

This is a rare opportunity to develop your career in a collegial and collaborative environment at Victoria University of Wellington. There are a number of development opportunities available such as Te Hāpai, our staff development programme designed to increase understanding and use of Māori culture, language and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and other role specific professional development opportunities throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to  grow in experience and knowledge while working with subject experts at the Faculty of Engineering.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 28 April 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. We can only consider applicants who are citizens or residents of New Zealand or Australia or on a current working visa.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Sue Hall (0225636577, But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, please include the position title and reference number (Senior School Education Coordinator, Engineering #1028). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and 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.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.