· Permanent, full-time role
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Help shape the future of education
At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.
Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
The Communications team is critical to the Ministry. We lead communications and engagement around the biggest changes to New Zealand education in decades. We are responsible for ensuring that we listen and respond to the views of the tens of thousands of New Zealanders who are contributing to these changes through the Kōrero Mātauranga - Education Conversation. We lead all engagement with the media, and manage all the Ministry's internal and external communications channels, publications, branding and communications design. This is an exciting, fast paced and dynamic working environment and we have a great team focused on putting ākonga/ students at the centre of all we do.
About this role
This role of Kaitohu Tuakana - Senior Advisor Social Media contributes to the development of our social media strategy and manages key social media accounts. You will play a key role in growing our social media reach by ensuring messages are crafted for and targeted for our audiences. You will also provide expertise and advice on the use of social media across the communications group and the Ministry.
The position sits within a new Online and Digital team and as part of an increased focus on communicating with our audiences via our several social media platforms. This includes proactively engaging with key audiences in Māori, Pacific, disabled, learning support, parental, whānau and student communities.
Key accountabilities include the following:
· Provide trusted advice and expertise to the communications group and business leaders on social media strategies, services, and content to ensure joined up internal and external communications
· Manage, continuously improve and innovate key social media channels
· Demonstrate professional leadership with online and digital communications in the group and across the Ministry as a proactive partner with the sector
· Contribute to the social media and communications strategies
· Work closely across the communications team and wider Ministry to ensure delivery of proactive, timely advice and plans within the wider sector context
· Contribute to operational planning and seek feedback to continuously improve delivery
· Work with the communications team and wider business to support the delivery of campaigns, including managing external agency roles and social advertising
We are looking for a Senior Advisor with proven experience in leading with influence, strong relationship management and communications skills both strategically and in delivery. You will have well developed experience and networks in online and digital sectors and a strong understanding of key partners and audiences in education. Also proven experience in all aspects of social media practice. You will bring a knowledgeable, proactive and calm approach.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
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If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the 'apply online' button.
For further information, please contact Fiona Weightman at Fiona.Weightman@education.govt.nz
Applications close midnight Sunday, 28 July 2019.