• Supportive and Flexible Culture
  • Diverse Role
  • Vehicle Included

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to work with School Boards to achieve outstanding results for students through good governance. You will do this through excellent relationship management, accurate assessment and evaluations of school boards, in-depth product knowledge, and the development of individualised planning for professional development and learning. You will need to be flexible to work outside usual office hours as required and enjoy travelling to meet your clients.

Our office is in Dunedin and there is flexibility to work from home. There will be regular travel required to support schools throughout Otago and Southland, and a requirement to attend team meetings in the Dunedin office and full staff meetings in our national office based in Wellington. A work vehicle will form part of your remuneration package.

About you

  • You will have a good knowledge of leadership and governance, preferably having served on a school board
  • You will love building relationships with people from all walks of life
  • You will be solution focused and have great skills in resolving conflict
  • You will be able to undertake comprehensive needs assessments and design professional development and learning plans
  • You understand the requirements of working within a legislative framework
  • A confident facilitator of learning and development
  • You will love working flexibly and really enjoy exceeding people’s expectations
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tikanga Māori, including comfort in a te reo Māori environment.

 About us

NZSTA is the voice of school boards in New Zealand, providing service to New Zealand’s 2,500 state and state-integrated schools and kura.

We are a values-based organisation; one that is determined to provide the very best services and support to our members, our education sector stakeholders, New Zealand school and their communities.

As the professional body for school boards, NZSTA is at the heart of school governance. We influence and inform policy and sector outcomes; we support and enable school boards to flourish; we connect like-minded people through our learning and networking opportunities; we strengthen communities by helping students achieve.

NZSTA was established in 1989, following the introduction of New Zealand’s largest school reform, Tomorrow’s Schools. We are a not-for profit incorporated society with charitable trust status.

Our values

High – Expectations | High – Trust | High – Transparency | High – Accountability

Apply today

If you're excited by the opportunity to join a team who are passionate about strengthening school governance in Aotearoa, then don't delay in applying.

Note: Applications will be processed on receipt

Please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter outlining your motivation for your application, highlighting relevant skills and experience.

Send your CV and cover letter, either through SEEK or directly to us at recruitment@nzsta.org.nz.

For further information about the role, please contact Melanie Pilcher, Director Service Delivery, on Ph 021 599 710 or Sonjia Wilson, Regional Lead, on 027 444 4508 for a confidential discussion.

View the position description HERE

Applications close:  Wednesday 26 April 2023.

NZSTA Recruitment:

P: 021 190 7273

E: recruitment@nzsta.org.nz

Additional Details

  • Only applicants who are eligible to work in New Zealand (permanent work rights with no restrictions) and meet our requirements will be considered for this position
  • Driver’s licence is required
  • Ministry of Justice vetting will be undertaken