Manaiakalani Researcher

Working with over 90 Manaiakalani schools as part of the Manaiakalani Research and Evaluation Programme

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: 4:00 pm, Friday October 9, 2020

Evaluating student achievement and effective teacher practice to improve learner outcomes 

The Manaiakalani Education Trust is seeking an experienced researcher to join our innovation team to lead and support a range of Manaiakalani research and evaluation activities.  Research is a fundamental element of Manaiakalani delivery,  enabling  continued innovation in response to evidence of effective practice, independent assurance of achievement shift in multiple subjects, and quantitative measurement of the programme’s impact.  As a  new position,  the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in shaping  the role’s scope for optimum delivery. 

The Manaiakalani researcher takes a lead role in two primary areas;

Research and evaluation across around 90 schools in the Manaiaklani  programme

The Summer Learning Journey, a blogging initiative which supports young people to remain engaged in learning over their holidays

The role requires expert knowledge of relevant research techniques, how to raise achievement by linking evidence to practice, and a sound understanding of effective teaching and learning practice,  The successful applicant will  work as part of a highly collaborative innovation team, supporting  Manaiakalani’s coherent PLD programme to drive evidence-based improvement.  The role reports to and is supported by the research manager who coordinates overall  programme delivery; senior researchers at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre who provide quality assurance, thought leadership and oversight; and a data manager.  Data collection and questionnaires are undertaken by schools.  The research programme itself takes a formative approach, providing regular feedback to educators in order to effectively identify and scale up the most effective change practices. 

The Manaiakalani Education Trust

The Manaiakalani commitment is to support those New Zealand learners and families who find it difficult to access or afford local, global and digital citizenship. Manaiakalani is an energetic and forward focused organisation to be part of.  Remuneration will take into account skills and experience. Appointment will be for a fixed 2 year term with potential for extension.  While the role is based in Auckland, some national travel is required, particularly to build relationships with school cluster leaders prior to online feedback delivery. 

.Apply with CV and covering email to Jenny Oxley, jenny.oxley@manaiakalani.org ph 027 4483602 


PLD Facilitators - Teaching and Learning in Digital Learning Environments

The Manaiakalani Education Trust presents a number of exciting opportunities in 2021 to be a Manaiakalani PLD facilitator supporting schools, teachers and learners as they move to digital learning environments. We require experienced and credible educators with a sound understanding of effective teaching and learning practice and enabling digital technologies. They will be skilled in delivering professional learning in the online environment, and able to build and maintain cohesive professional relationships with educators across geographically diverse locations. The successful applicants will  work as part of a highly collaborative innovation team building teacher skills and knowledge. Facilitation will be in the context of the New Zealand curriculum and include the implementation of the Manaiakalani Programme including the Learn Create Share pedagogy, visible teaching and learning, and the Manaiakalani CyberSmart curriculum. Manaiakalani’s coherent  PLD programme, backed by research and development, will provide a positive and supportive environment. The successful applicants will be expert teaching practitioners with a good working knowledge of raising achievement by linking evidence to practice. All roles require expertise in working with adult learners in an online environment.  Prior experience implementing the Manaiakalani programme as a facilitator or a teacher will be an advantage.    They will be supported to develop good working relationships with education researchers, ed-tech providers, principals and staff. 

Specific roles available are as follows:

PLD Facilitator - Virtual Learning Cluster

While  not location-specific,  this role will need fast reliable internet.to support home-based work.  The role will be prepared to travel away from home, often weekly, to provide support for schools who are not geographically co-located. Therefore proximity to a transport hub is desirable. 

PLD Facilitator - Secondary Specialist

This role requires a person with secondary teaching experience. It Is not location-specific  but will need fast reliable internet.to support home-based work. Some travel will be required to connect with 10-15 Manaiakalani secondary schools 

PLD Facilitator - Digital Fluency Intensive Programme Lead

While  not location-specific,  this role will need fast reliable internet to support home-based work. Previous experience  facilitating the Manaiakalani DFI will be an advantage. As DFI programmes will be delivered both online and in person, the role will be required to travel as required to support in-person DFI courses.

The Manaiakalani Education Trust

The Manaiakalani commitment is to support those New Zealand learners and families who find it difficult to access or afford local, global and digital citizenship. Manaiakalani Education Trust is an energetic and forward focused organisation to be part of. In 2021, the programme will be partnering with over 100 schools in 12 clusters as part of the Manaiakalani Programme Outreach.

The Manaiakalani Education Trust offers an employment package in keeping with equivalent PLD facilitation and school leadership roles. Remuneration will take into account skills and experience. Appointment will be for a fixed term for the 2021 school year with potential for extension. 

For supporting information see this job description. Further role-specific requirements will be agreed with the successful applicant  as part of the recruitment process. 

Apply with CV and covering email, identifying which role/roles you wish to apply for, to Jenny Oxley, Chief Executive, Manaiakalani Education Trust, Auckland Ph 0274 483602 . jenny.oxley@manaiakalani.org

Closing Date for all roles: 4:00 pm, Friday October 9, 2020