Company University of Otago
Location Dunedin, Otago
Pay & Benefits Appointment Range $54,235 to $58,392
Listed Wed 20 Dec, 5:02 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 1702619

Note: This is an Operational leadership position (i.e. Deputy Head of College), not an academic position.

Our College

Opened in 2014, this Residential College is named in honour of the University's first Maori graduate, Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck), who graduated from Otago in 1904 in medicine. The University values our close relationship with Te Rangi Hiroa's iwi, Ngati Mutunga, and the special nature of this College.

Te Rangi Hiroa College is the newest and most modern University of Otago Residential College. Its building boasts excellent facilities and provides a scholastic residential community and pastoral care for 125 residents.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced person to undertake administration and welfare duties. As part of the College management team, you will support the Head of College in the effective and efficient provision of a collegiate experience for the residents and wider associated community. Core to this role is the oversight of academic and student experience support.

As a Residential Tutor / Deputy Head of College you will:

  • Assist with the management of the residential operation of the College;
  • Co-ordinate and develop the College's academic, pastoral care and events programmes;
  • Provide academic and pastoral advice and mentoring to a specified group of College Residents as assigned by the Head of College; and
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining the reputation of the College as a place of academic excellence.

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably at postgraduate level;
  • Experience in working with young adults in a leadership capacity;
  • Proven ability to perform effectively and professionally in a complex and challenging environment;
  • Previous experience in the areas of pastoral care, conflict resolution, team building, communication and community development; and
  • Demonstrated ability to promote academic accomplishment whilst providing leadership, pastoral support and safe environment.

An understanding of, and empathy with tertiary scholars beginning their university journey is fundamental to this role. Applicants will be of exemplary character and demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills. Experience in the tertiary sector would be a distinct advantage.

Further Details

This is a full time permanent role. It requires a high level of commitment and is a live-in position with accommodation provided in a small apartment within the College.


Applications quoting reference number 1702619 will close on Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.