Te Tari o te Tumu Tuarua Rangahau | Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Kaiwhakahaere Ratonga Kiritaki Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

The Library seeks an enthusiastic Manager to provide excellent leadership and coaching for a diverse and passionate library team, ensuring that customer satisfaction levels and service targets are reached and maintained. You will lead and identify areas for potential improvements for on campus and online engagement for the Engagement and Learning Support team and work across the library and wider organisation as needed to implement solutions. You will be passionate about professionally developing team members and will lead learning and development initiatives aimed at improved technological capability of the team. You will successfully collaborate with colleagues and providers to deliver great customer service and achieve operational objectives. Holding good communication and time management skills are a must, as you will always have more than one task on the go at any given time.

Mōu | Who You Are

Naturally, you will have a practical, empathetic ‘can do’ leadership approach and a passion for delivering quality online and on campus services in an academic library. To be successful in this role you will ideally have the following:

extensive experience in managing a large team involved in the delivery of library services, space, and facilities

  • demonstrated experience in managing change
  • demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovations, action plans, strategies and procedures
  • knowledge and understanding of current issues in academic librarianship and trends in tertiary education, especially student success, learning environments, marketing and evaluation
  • demonstrated project management and planning skills
  • excellent leadership and people management skills, including effective management and motivation of large teams
  • excellent personal organisational skills
  • good systems and technology skills
  • sound financial management experience.
  • recognising Te Ao Ngāi Tūāhuriri – values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions and valuing Te Reo Māori.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work alongside a diverse professional Library team who provide a range of services, resources and expertise that support undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching, and that enhance world leading research and innovation. They do this through the provision of information resources; reference and information services; digital literacy programmes; e-learning support and academic liaison; research support including repositories; Māori and Pacific support and through our heritage collections.

For more information about our team, please visit us @ UC Library

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study.

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: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 26th June 2022 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to 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. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand, then you may.