NZCER is a bicultural, independent educational research organisation based in Wellington.
We have multiple education research, evaluation, and advisory projects on the go at any time. We also provide and support a suite of educational assessments, tools, and services, and have a publishing arm, NZCER Press.
Currently, we have the following opportunities to join the NZCER team:
Kairangahau Mātauranga | Education Researcher Opportunities (Closing 29 March 2023)
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Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao!
We are looking for two education researchers to join our dynamic team. You will be part of an organisation which delivers high-quality education research, evaluation, and assessment. Our researchers work in project teams across a wide range of areas from curriculum development and assessment, and Māori and Pacific learner success, to policy and programme evaluation, and data insights. A collaborative approach together with the ability to lead and/or work in a range of project teams is essential.
For one of the positions, we are looking for a person with literacy expertise who has an interest in curriculum and assessment, including test development and analysis. You may have a primary teaching background and have expertise in reading or writing.
For the other, we are particularly interested in someone with expertise in one of these areas: science education, inclusive education, evaluation, kaupapa Māori, Pacific research methodologies.
We welcome applications from people with:
- research or evaluation experience
- experience in assessment and test design
- a current knowledge and understanding of education in Aotearoa New Zealand
- experience working with Māori, Māori data, or in Māori-centred projects
- critical thinking and analytical skills
- experience as a kaiako|teacher may be an advantage
- a real passion for making a difference for all ākonga|learners.
We are actively committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi to help us uphold mana Māori in our work, relationships, and ways of working. We value the importance of Māori language, culture and identity in all our practices.
NZCER is a vibrant, independent educational research organisation based in Wellington. We have multiple education research, evaluation, and advisory projects on the go at any time. Climate change, Aotearoa New Zealand Histories, reo Māori revitalisation and the refresh of our PAT assessments are the focus of some of our current projects.
You may be early in your career or looking for a change. Appointment may be as a Kairangahau | Researcher, or Kairangahau Matua | Senior Researcher depending on experience.
Position descriptions are at the bottom of this page. If you’d like more detail, please contact Marie Sim, HR Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae in pdf format. Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor: email@example.com
Applications close Wednesday 29 March 2023.
Kaiāwhina Kaitātari Raraunga | Junior Data Analyst (closing 5 April 2023)
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NZCER is looking for a Kaiāwhina Kaitātari Raraunga | Junior Data Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity for a data analyst who is early in their career (or a new graduate) to provide data analysis support for the Research and Development group.
NZCER is a recognised leader of educational research, evaluation, and development in Aotearoa New Zealand, and we wish to continue to build on that proud history.
This role provides high quality data analysis support, including reporting and data management, to research projects. As part of the statistics and psychometrics team, the successful applicant will contribute to the development and maintenance of solutions to regular data analytics and management tasks, including dataset creation and maintenance. They will also contribute to statistical analyses by providing support for the programmatic generation of statistics, reports, and figures. We particularly welcome applicants who enjoy creative data visualisation challenges to ensure we communicate well with education stakeholders throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
The successful applicant will have experience coding in Python or R and will be enthusiastic at developing and maintaining expertise in these languages. They will have strong spreadsheet skills.
We welcome applications from applicants:
- with technical training in relevant programming languages who are early in their careers and would like to build a career supporting research
- who have some understanding of research in the social sciences and are keen to increase their technical skillset
- with a sound knowledge of Te Tiriti of Waitangi and what it means and how it applies to our education context in Aotearoa
- a passion for making a positive difference for all ākonga | learners.
To view the position description, see the bottom of this page. If you’d like more detail, please contact Marie Sim, Kaitohu Pūmanawa Tangata - HR Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae in pdf format to: email@example.com
Applications close Wednesday 5 April 2023.
Kaihautū Rangahau Māori — Chief Researcher Māori
The Kaihautū Rangahau Māori will use their recognised expertise to provide strategic and thought leadership to our programme of high-quality educational research. They will conceptualise, oversee, and deliver streams of work and projects that will influence policy and practice, and contribute to transformational educational change for Māori.