Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Creative Arts - Toi Rauwharangi

Massey University
New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Business & Management, Management
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Full Time

College of Creative Arts

Toi Rauwhārangi is Massey University's College of Creative Arts, based in Wellington, New Zealand offering internationally acclaimed degrees in Design, Māori Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Commercial Music, and Creative Media Production. Our reputation as a leader in innovative creative arts research and practice is built on our ability to provide an inspiring learning environment and a supportive and professional faculty that stimulates inventiveness, knowledge, and skills to succeed and lead across all creative disciplines.

The opportunity

We are seeking an inspiring leader who will actively engage with the wider creative community, our students, and our staff, to ensure Toi Rauwhārangi is at the cutting edge of innovation and research development across the creative industry.

As the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Toi Rawhārangi College of Creative Arts, you not only will you provide effective leadership and strategic management of the College but also co-contribute to the mission and strategic objectives of the University as a member of the University's Executive team.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A minimum of a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, with proven professional mana and credibility in the creative industry, and an excellent record of accomplishment in your field
  • Exceptional leadership experience of diverse teams, with the ability to bring out the best of those you manage
  • Proven success in the timely delivery of forward-thinking strategic initiatives, including managing transformational change and showcasing innovation in a complex environment, while exercising fiscal restraint and maintaining the ability to remain financially responsible
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management skills across all levels, and the ability to engage successfully with external stakeholders in a progressive, creative but challenging environment
  • Demonstrated ability to skillfully drive research performance across a range of disciplines, developing contemporary learning and teaching environments that enhance the student experience

Key to your success is a demonstrated capacity to contribute effectively within a senior team, enabling 'whole of university' thinking and awareness and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and an ability to embrace and lead the University's strategy in relevant and practical ways.

Why Massey?

Massey University is a Tiriti-led University with major campuses located in Palmerston North, Auckland, and Wellington, and is New Zealand's pre-eminent provider of distance education. Massey University has a reputation for its pragmatic approach, its commitment to research and community service, its international outreach, respect for quality, and its belief in creating capacity for scholarship to flourish. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand's defining University.

Massey University is preparing a new generation of global leaders. Our students are diverse and are attracted to Massey University because they want to achieve their personal goals and make their mark in the world. Inspired by our name 'Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa; from inception to infinity, we strive to be defined by not only what we do, but by how we do it. Massey University is consistently rated as one of New Zealand's most attractive employers in the annual Randstad awards, an international survey conducted across 14 countries.

Interested or would like further information?

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead in a dynamic and enterprising University, which ensures authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand. To discover more, please go to: or pvc-coca - Massey University to find more about the College of Creative arts and the opportunity.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nigel Barker, Acting Executive Director, People and Culture: or +64 6 951 7683

Closing date: 14 November 2021
Reference number: CCA_CCA_1268_10/21

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