Leadership Advisor: Tai Tokerau | Auckland | Waikato | Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu

Evaluation Associates Ltd is a dynamic, friendly New Zealand-wide company with recognised expertise in a range of education consultancy services. We are looking for a highly motivated, confident and capable educational leader with the skills to support principals/ngā tumuaki to impact positively on student outcomes.

Background

Evaluation Associates has been contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide an individual support service for principals, with a primary focus on beginning principals/ngā tumuaki. We currently have 31 Leadership Advisors supporting over 400 beginning principals/ngā tumuaki and additional experienced principals across the schooling sector from primary to secondary. In each region the work of the leadership advisors is supported by a regional management group made up of representatives from Evaluation Associates, the regional Ministry office and local principal associations.

The opportunity

There are five positions available in the following regions:

Main Geographical Area for Facilitation

Responsible to

Based out of

Tai Tokerau

Paul Manson

Home office

Auckland (2 positions)

Paul Manson

Auckland

Waikato

Diane Manners

Home office

Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu

Geoff Childs

Home office

The appointment will be a fixed term contract which will commence at a time to be negotiated in early 2019 and run until 31st December 2020. While we will consider applications from those who wish to be less than 1 FTE our preference is for people either full-time or close to this. The capabilities required, and key tasks are outlined in the job description. In summary, the successful applicant for this role will:

  • have recent successful school principal experience in New Zealand schools or kura
  • have a disposition and demeanour which garners principals' trust and confidence
  • have the skills and disposition to effectively coach principals to develop in their leadership
  • have a strong commitment to supporting schools to raise achievement for every student
  • have a strong commitment to supporting beginning principals/ngā tumuaki to achieve success in their new role
  • have a strong commitment to supporting experienced principals with targeted and tailored support
  • be open to learning and growing professionally
  • be a team player – with the ability to collaborate with the wider team of leadership advisors, the Ministry of Education and local principal groups
  • be a clear communicator (oral and written)
  • have the ability to coach leaders in their leadership inquiries and to effectively problem-solve when issues arise
  • be a highly competent IT user – including the use of standard tools such as Word and Excel – and also have the ability to quickly pick up new technologies

To apply 

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 14th November 2018. Please note we require a full CV and covering letter. Please include in your covering letter:

  • Your current location
  • All the regions you are applying for in each application
  • We will consider applications from those who wish to be less than 1 FTE. If you wish to be less than 1 FTE then please state this clearly, describing your preferred FTE (e.g. 0.8 FTE)
  • The names of two referees, preferably school principals in your region and, where possible, a principal you have mentored previously.

Interviews are expected to be undertaken on Wednesday 28th November. 

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