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Otago Polytechnic is pleased to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary providers, and we are in no doubt who to thank – our exceptional staff.

Providing an environment where individuals can develop their lives and careers is at the heart of what we do, and this is as true for our staff as our students. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining capable staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to meeting the needs of our learners and partners. We foster the leadership and communication skills that can make great ideas happen. As a research-active Polytechnic, we support staff to collaborate with others and explore their areas of interest. 

We welcome and include everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs or political opinions.

Current vacancies at OPAIC

Building Surveying or Building Control Industry Trainer

We are seeking to employ a lecturer who can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in NZ building regulatory compliance including plan processing and site inspection. The ideal candidate will be a building surveyor, a building compliance officer or industry trainer with at least 10 years’ experience working with Building Control Authorities (or TA) and who is interested in a teaching career in the tertiary sector.

The successful candidates will have:

- Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and experience of working in a multi-cultural education environment.  
- Strong technical skills in the areas of regulatory building compliance.
- Sound knowledge of administration processes and support work required in the regulatory building environment.
- Skills to integrate current and best practices in education and training into teaching and learning
- A can-do attitude and team player
- Excellent skills in writing reports and in using Microsoft office suite of programmes
- Strong computer skills 

Required skills, qualifications and experience:

- A qualification in teaching or prepared to study towards one.
- Proven ability to create an innovative and dynamic learning environment for learners
- Unit standard 4098 or industry competency-based assessment skills (or study towards one)
- New Zealand experience in building surveying or as a building control officer in a BCA /TA or managing administrative support in a BCA/TA setting.
- Current industry networks

To apply for this position, please click here.


Sales Administration Assistant

As the Sales Administration Assistant, reporting to the Marketing and Recruitment Manager, you will drive marketing and recruitment activities, including generating, responding, nurturing, converting and maximising recruitment leads into enrolments of domestic learners for our Capable NZ programme. Your role plays an important part in converting interested prospective students to applicants and operates in an increasingly competitive market. You will initiate relationship-building activities and provide excellent services to ensure that the prospective student experience is outstanding. (Please visit for more information)

Key responsibilities

- Be responsible for coordinating, implementing and evaluating comprehensive and innovative marketing processes and activities, to attract learners to a variety of programmes for Capable NZ.
- Provide comprehensive and proactive information, advice and guidance to all potential learners and visitors.
- Play a primary role in processing student applications and managing the Customer Management System (CRM). 
- Provide administrative support and other services to learners. 
- Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.  
- Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team on a range of content and communication activities.

What's on offer

- An opportunity to join a very exciting, dynamic and well-known brand.
- A key role within a highly-respected team.
- An outstanding team culture where staff seek continuous quality improvement.
- A competitive salary and benefits.
- Flexible work practices.

Skills and Experience

- A tertiary qualification in a related field, or with equivalent experience. 
- Minimum two years' experience directly related to the position responsibilities.
- Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills with the ability to develop strong, positive relationships with a diverse range of clients.
- Proven call-centre sales record, preferably in tertiary education industry, retail or service sector.
- Experience managing high volume enquiries and multi-tasking.
- Familiarity with databases or other record-keeping environments, data analysis, and reporting.

 To apply for this position, please click here.

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We welcome and include everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs, or political opinions.