Maori Development Coordinator

Job Code: MDCOR241

*This is a 2 year fixed term position

Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association (CMKA) is committed to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi (partnership, participation and pro-active protection) and as such, we work with our iwi partners and the wider Māori community to meet the educational aspirations of their whānau and tamariki.

The purpose of this role is to create a culturally supported pathway, within our organisation, for our kaiako, tamariki, families and whānau to build authentic responses, competence and confidence towards upholding the values of Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, Wānanga, Tino Rangiritanga, Wairuatanga, and Tangata Whenuatanga.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Work Closely within Head Office to support tikanga for Board/Senior Management and Head Office personnel.
  • Build and maintain authentic and professional relationships across the organisation
  • Ensure that trusting relationships are fostered and maintained between CMKA and Iwi / mana whenua of the area
  • Ensure all Kaimahi Māori are given the support and mentorship to work and strengthen their core work within a culturally safe environment
  • Be key to developing authentic relationships with external Māori providers and other organisations that support Māori whānau and their tamariki.
  • Ensure that a sensitive and confidential approach is demonstrated at all times.
  • Manage conflict effectively and actively work to achieve resolution in accordance with the CMKA Resolution of Concerns and Complaints Policy
  • Ensure that all community engagement processes are guided by the kawa and rohe of mana whenua and CMKA
  • Ensure that all employees are provided with appropriate advice and guidance to support them to develop confidence in the use of local tikanga and te reo
  • Ensure all Kaimahi Māori who work within CMKA participate in regular staff hui and that their contributions are valued and shared to the benefit of the organisation
  • Guide and lead the creation of a portal of resources that discuss Te Ao Māori and support knowledge and practice of tikanga and kawa.
  • Ensure a culture of reciprocity and responsiveness is established that promotes and provides culturally sensitive nurture, care and education for all whānau and their tamariki

Start date:                     To Be Negotiated

Hours required:        32 Hours per week

Applications close:  Friday 31st January 2020 at 4.00pm.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to
Please note that the Head office will be closed from Friday 20th December 2019 and re-opens on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Any queries or applications made between these days will receive a response until 7th January 2020.