Vacancies 

Manaiakalani Education Trust welcomes applications for 2 vacancies:


1.PLD Facilitator - South Auckland 

Teaching and Learning in Digital Learning Environments

Fixed term for two years.


This is an exciting opportunity to be a Manaiakalani PLD facilitator supporting schools as they move to digital learning environments. We are looking for an experienced and credible educator to work with schools, teachers and learners as they build knowledge of the Learn Create Share pedagogy, visible teaching and learning, and the Manaiakalani CyberSmart curriculum. The focus is on accelerating achievement through leveraging digital learning environments.

The successful applicant will be an expert teacher with a sound understanding of effective teaching and learning practice, and a good working knowledge of raising achievement by linking evidence to practice. Knowledge of enabling digital technologies is an advantage but not essential as the successful candidate will be well-supported in the development of these skills, and 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 Manaiakalani’s coherent PLD programme, backed by research and development, will provide a positive and supportive environment. The role will be supported by the wider Manaiakalani team to develop good working relationships with education researchers, ed-tech providers, principals and staff.


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 2024-2025 school years, with potential to extend dependant upon funding.

Apply with CV and covering email to Jenny Oxley, Chief Executive, Manaiakalani Education Trust, Auckland. jenny.oxley@manaiakalani.org. For supporting information see Job Description.


2.Manaiakalani Researcher 

Location: Auckland
Fixed term for two years.


Evaluating student achievement and effective teacher practice to improve learner outcomes 


The Manaiakalani Education Trust is seeking an experienced researcher to join our research team to lead and support a range of Manaiakalani research and evaluation activities occuring in 120 Manaiakalani schools across New Zealand.  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.  


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 research team, supporting  Manaiakalani’s coherent PLD programme to drive evidence-based improvement. 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.


A proportion of the work will be undertaken remotely from home, with the team meeting face to face at the Auckland office for up to 2 days per week. The role reports to and is supported by the research team manager who coordinates overall programme delivery and benefits from oversight and quality assurance from the University of Auckland.


For further information, please contact Manaiakalani Research Manager Georgie Hamilton. georgie.hamilton@manaiakalani.org


To apply for the above roles, please email your CV and covering email to  jenny.oxley@manaiakalani.org

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 2024, the programme is partnering with 120 schools across 15 locations across Aotearoa New Zealand.

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. Appointments will be for a fixed term for the 2024-2025 school years, with potential to extend dependant upon funding.