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Engagement Advisor (student voice and advocacy)

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Job Listing Date
12 Jul 2019
Location
Wellington, Hutt Valley
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Student Services

Engagement Advisor (student voice and advocacy)

Permanent, full-time position

About us

Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia) and Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) (Te Whare Wānanga o te Awakairangi) are highly respected institutes of technology established under the Education Act. In 2012 the institutes formed a strategic partnership to build on the strengths of the existing institutions through greater collaboration. The key driver of the partnership is putting students first and together we serve around 15,000 students every year in the Wellington region and across New Zealand.

WelTec and Whitireia change lives. We provide professional, vocational, and foundation education where students learn the real skills they need to build careers and successful productive lives. We work collaboratively with employers to ensure our training is relevant and we contribute to the economic and social well-being of our communities by providing people with the applied and life skills needed for success. We do this for school leavers, those in employment who are upskilling, and those returning to work or changing careers. We offer a wide range of education from foundation courses to specialised Masters degrees, and in a huge range of subjects - from arts to veterinary nursing.

What we do is important and we are proud to be able to say that we do it very well - Whitireia and WelTec are consistently among the highest performing institutes of technology in New Zealand.

The role

This role works closely with the other engagement Advisors to proactively provide a range of support to students' to enhance their learning journey. The role is varied and sometime challenging, so requires a person who has a good understanding of themselves. This role will be responsible for developing and maintaining an independent customer focussed service that supports the student voice and student representation.

Some key accountabilities include the following:

  • Support the development of the student council and help support their interface with the institute
  • Provide strategic and operational support for a network of student reps
  • Lead and participate in student events and activities as agreed
  • Work collaboratively with students to support WelTec/ Whitireia/ NZUSA projects aimed at addressing the needs of identified disadvantaged student cohorts
  • Provide casework support and advocacy to students, when their academic, administrative interests and welfare are affected
  • Provide independent, confidential advice and support to students and foster the success of students' studies in a timely manner
  • Develop students' understanding of their rights and responsibilities in vocational education and encourage them to understand its application beyond study
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (e.g. Tutors, Programme Managers, Heads of Schools) to resolve student issues and concerns
  • Refer students to specialist internal and external support services

Experience in providing pastoral care and working with students will be an advantage but we would love to hear from people who believe they can make a difference by enabling students to succeed.

To apply

To view the position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.weltec.ac.nz/careers

Please ensure you follow the instructions for the job application process and complete all the sections of the on-line application.

For other information please email recruitment@wandw.ac.nz

Applications close Sunday, 28 July 2019.

Permanent, full-time position

About us

Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia) and Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) (Te Whare Wānanga o te Awakairangi) are highly respected institutes of technology established under the Education Act. In 2012 the institutes formed a strategic partnership to build on the strengths of the existing institutions through greater collaboration. The key driver of the partnership is putting students first and together we serve around 15,000 students every year in the Wellington region and across New Zealand.

WelTec and Whitireia change lives. We provide professional, vocational, and foundation education where students learn the real skills they need to build careers and successful productive lives. We work collaboratively with employers to ensure our training is relevant and we contribute to the economic and social well-being of our communities by providing people with the applied and life skills needed for success. We do this for school leavers, those in employment who are upskilling, and those returning to work or changing careers. We offer a wide range of education from foundation courses to specialised Masters degrees, and in a huge range of subjects - from arts to veterinary nursing.

What we do is important and we are proud to be able to say that we do it very well - Whitireia and WelTec are consistently among the highest performing institutes of technology in New Zealand.

The role

This role works closely with the other engagement Advisors to proactively provide a range of support to students' to enhance their learning journey. The role is varied and sometime challenging, so requires a person who has a good understanding of themselves. This role will be responsible for developing and maintaining an independent customer focussed service that supports the student voice and student representation.

Some key accountabilities include the following:

  • Support the development of the student council and help support their interface with the institute
  • Provide strategic and operational support for a network of student reps
  • Lead and participate in student events and activities as agreed
  • Work collaboratively with students to support WelTec/ Whitireia/ NZUSA projects aimed at addressing the needs of identified disadvantaged student cohorts
  • Provide casework support and advocacy to students, when their academic, administrative interests and welfare are affected
  • Provide independent, confidential advice and support to students and foster the success of students' studies in a timely manner
  • Develop students' understanding of their rights and responsibilities in vocational education and encourage them to understand its application beyond study
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (e.g. Tutors, Programme Managers, Heads of Schools) to resolve student issues and concerns
  • Refer students to specialist internal and external support services

Experience in providing pastoral care and working with students will be an advantage but we would love to hear from people who believe they can make a difference by enabling students to succeed.

To apply

To view the position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.weltec.ac.nz/careers

Please ensure you follow the instructions for the job application process and complete all the sections of the on-line application.

For other information please email recruitment@wandw.ac.nz

Applications close Sunday, 28 July 2019.

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