Special Arrangements Coordinator

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    University of Canterbury Private Bag, 4800
    Christchurch, CAN, New Zealand Phone: +64 3 369 3999
    Web Site: www.canterbury.ac.nz/

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Christchurch, CAN 


Administration, Student Services

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Employment Type:

Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Te Tari o te Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellors Office

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position


Ngā Uara | Our Values
At UC we value whanaungatanga, tiakitanga and manaakitanga. Our Values guide our decisions and behaviour. They provide a roadmap for how we do things and enable successful delivery of our strategy. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can in our work and our interactions with each other. They make UC an even greater place to work through clearly articulating who we are and how we do things.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

The role of Special Arrangements Coordinator is to coordinate and manage resources and provide special arrangements for UC's ākonga | students with temporary impairments or permanent disabilities. You will provide administrative support for special test and examination arrangements and maintain documentation, as well as provide planning and process developments for all matters related to Equity and Disability Service registered ākonga undergoing formal invigilation during the year. The role will support ākonga during their end of semester examinations and test arrangements throughout the course of the year.

Mōu | Who You Are
To be successful you will be values-driven and eager to step into a crucial role that will see you supporting our ākonga to succeed. Your skills and experiences will include:

  • previous experience in tertiary or secondary education environment with experience interpreting regulations
  • active commitment to upholding UC's values as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and valuing te reo Māori
  • experience with staff coordination and supervision and an on-going commitment to delivering excellent customer service
  • highly organised and able to work and make good decisions under pressure
  • ability to work both independently and cooperatively
  • excellent interpersonal skills, including sensitivity and awareness of different cultural needs
  • ability to recognise and deal with risk when compliance is not met
  • competency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, would be an advantage

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)'s Office supports and provides overarching vision and leadership in the core academic mission of the University.  As a team, we work collaboratively and are skilled in creative thinking to build national and international linkages for fundamental and applied research.

For information about our team, please visit Te Tari o te Tumu Tuarua Akoranga | DVC Office

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |  University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz


The closing date for this position is: Tuesday, 26th October 2021 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Due to current border restrictions, you must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role.




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