Te Pouārahi – Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa – Whakatāne

“Tau ana te Amokura, Toitū te iwi”

Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa is committed to delivering indigenous education and training pathways that are authentic, cutting edge and relevant to assist the development of potential for all Ākonga while maintaining their mana and dignity. Organisationally, transformative pathways are tailored to the needs of those who wish to reconnect, reclaim and restore practices that are our own as Tangata Whenua and will in turn will deliver services to their own whanau, hapū and iwi.

The Pouārahi – Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa is a broad ranging and highly innovation position will see you leading, managing and executing the strategic, financial and operational oversight of the organisation and taking the lead role in the implementation and continuous monitoring of the strategic and annual business plans.  In addition, you will provide strategic advice to the Board of Directors relating to current and future opportunities for the organisation. 

Accountable for delivering successful outcomes and overseeing the day to day management of the organisation, this position requires you work ‘on’ the business as you work’ in’ the business. Responsible for the execution of the strategic direction you will report directly to the Te Rau (Chairperson) of the Komiti Tumuaki (Board) and have the established skillset to provide strategic advice to Board level.  Strong emphasis is given to maintaining existing relationships and developing new relationships with associated Iwi Agencies, education institutes, NGO’s and stakeholders across private and public entities.

Working via the principle of Mana manaaki, you will uplift others in a way that honours their cultural background. Your people centric skills will empower you in lead and inspire others, motivating them to come on a journey with you. Working with stakeholders a diverse internal and external stakeholders’ groups, you will develop capacity for the provision of culturally sound, indigenous services to Māori. Developing an annual business plan, budgets and other operational strategies, you will take the management lead role for the budget, cash-flow and accounting in conjunction with finance team.

You will be responsible for providing accurate, timely, coordinated and effective advice and recommendations to shareholders and staff to ensure all aspects of the provision of training to Māori by Māori continue and will continuously identify opportunities to enhance the kaupapa of Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa through promoting innovation, facilitating growth and solidifying a “learning from failures” environment, based on indigenous principles and practices.

Developing and implementing initiatives that will achieve positive and sustainable change, you will have managed organisational change at a senior level and have the skills to work via a continuous improvement lens. Naturally, you will have confidence in analysing key drivers, opportunities and competitive advantages to develop strategies to benefit the business.  Having superb intellect and business acumen you will manage concepts and complexity comfortably be described by your peers as humble, intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.

Skills, competencies and experience required are to include;

  • Sound understanding of Te Ao Māori, operation in inherently tikanga based practice and an in-depth knowledge of Te Reo.
  • Highly tuned relationship building skills and experience building effective cross-cultural relationships.
  • Understanding of employment legislation and regulatory application.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing diverse teams as well as significant people leadership and mentoring experience.
  • An ability to manage assets and risks, and skills in monitoring and evaluation of internal and external factors and trends.
  • The experience and knowledge to translate organisational strategy into operational outcomes.
  • Strategic planning and reporting experience.
  • Financial, contract and project management expertise.
  • Risk and gap analysis capability.
  • Experience leading organisations with an inspired vision and sense of purpose.
  • Strong ability to organise effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly.
  • Experience operating in a bi-cultural environment and understanding the dynamics of working within a post treaty settlement entity.
  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

As a Māori organisation, there is an absolute commitment at to cultural awareness and it is critical that the right candidate can relate and communicate clearly to a culturally diverse audience.  Employee relationships are critically important to the efficacy and growth of the organisation and forming positive and active relationships with kaimahi will be maintained to inspire ihi, wehi and wana in the workplace.

Creating a climate in which people want to do their best; you can motivate many kinds of direct reports, team or project members; and can assess each person’s preferred working style. Able to empower others; invite input from each person,  share ownership and visibility; delegating wisely, you will inspire, motivate and challenge others to perform to their potential.

With your energy and adaptability, you will relish a learning-based environment, and as a member of the senior management team, you will be expecting a salary and benefits that support your relevant skills, experience and qualifications.

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz