13 Mar

Student Ambassador Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury

Student Ambassador
Ara Institute Canterbury
13 Mar, 2018 6 days ago

Ara Institute Canterbury urgently required following position for Student Ambassador. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Student Ambassador Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury Jobs Details:

Successful students; Value for employers; Effective staff.

Trust - Kia pono; Connect - Kia Tuhono; Inspire - Kia Hihiri


Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Engagement Services have responsibility for marketing, public relations, internal and
external communications and profiling Ara to future prospective students, their influencers and surrounding
communities. In a constantly changing business environment, the Engagement Services team is challenged to ensure
Ara remains competitive with innovative multi-channel campaigns and effective stakeholder communications and

Student Ambassadors will support activities delivered by the Engagement Services team, including Open Days, off-site
school and community presentations, attendance at expos and campus tours. The primary objective for the Student
Ambassador Service is to help promote the benefits of studying at Ara and influence student recruitment by directly
engaging with external youth at Ara, school and community groups in a variety of ways whilst gaining some valuable
work experience.

REPORTING STRUCTURE - Line Manager: Project & Coordination Manager

Engagement Services

Youth & Community
Development Project & Coordination STEM Development

Manager Coordinator

Workforce Project Coordinators x 2
Development Team

Youth & Community Secondary Tertiary Pathways Coordinator

Representatives (x4)

Project &

Kaiwhakauru Administrator

Student Ambassadors Team

Pasifika Liaison


Internal External

 Reporting to Project & Coordination Manager and  Potential students

Coordinators  Key influencers (Parents, Teachers, Career Advisors,

 Engagement Services team Community Agents)

 Department / School staff  Other Tertiary Providers
 Secondary School Staff

 Community groups

 Industry partners

This person will be a current Ara student , seeking to gain work experience working with a wide range of people in a
variety of ways. With a natural enjoyment for inspiring and motivating others, confident and willing to present in front of
varied audiences, you will have a friendly, positive and engaging approach. The role requires a strong emphasis on
customer service, a “can and will do” attitude. The Ambassadors will demonstrate a commitment to delivering the Ara
vision and values.



 Students must be currently enrolled in at least a one (1) year full-time programme
(or equivalent including part-time, trades programme, etc) at Ara.


 An interest in working with a wide range of people.

 The ability to communicate clearly and confidently in spoken and written forms.

 Demonstrates enthusiasm and positive approach to Ara experience.

 Good time management skills gained either through work or study.

Personal Attributes

 Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to relationship building both internally and

 Positive attitude and plenty of energy

 High degree of personal integrity and professional standards

 Friendly, fun with a “can and will do” attitude.

 Reliable and committed

 Presentable personal appearance

Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience

 Experience working with young people / volunteering.

 Experience in presentations to groups.

 Clean full NZ driver licence.

Key Tasks Expected Outcomes

 Participate in interactive presentations drawing on  Promote the benefits of studying at Ara.
own experiences of Ara.  Showcase the Ara experience.

 Assist the Engagement Services team at on campus  Engage positively with prospective students and their
and off campus activities, such as high school influencers.
assemblies and workshops, High School Career Fairs,  Assist in the delivery of successful recruitment events.
Career Expos (including out of town), institute wide
open days and campus tours.

 Assist in a minimum of 3 major recruitment
activities in an academic year (some may fall outside
term time).

 Act as a positive role model encouraging people to
consider Ara as future study option.

 Offer support to Department staff members
involved in Engagement Services activities.

 Contribute to promoting Ara to prospective
students, parents, teachers, careers advisors and
key community referrers through a variety of media
(i.e. in person, web, print).

 Applicants must be available to undertake up to 50 hours in the academic year.
 Applicants must be available for 3 key recruitment events such as Open Days or Careers Expos.
 Hours of work are subject to negotiation with the appointee.
 The employment agreement is for paid work experience for current Ara students and is work experience undertaken concurrently

with an approved programme of learning for a maximum of two years. Students will be expected to confirm eligibility by providing
evidence of enrolment status and attendance in class for at least 10 hours per week.

 An employment agreement will be within a fixed term period.


1. Health and Safety
The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (and subsequent amendments) provides that a duty is imposed on a person under
the Bill to ensure health and safety. This requires the person to eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably
practicable and; if it is not practicable to eliminate risks to health and safety, to minimise those risks so far as is reasonably
practicable. It is the employee’s responsibility to abide by this legislation, the Health and Safety policy and to complete the online
Health and Safety induction immediately after commencing work.

Applicants for positions are asked to declare any relevant health related needs or issues on the application form provided to
Human Resources with your application for appointment This information is not used for short listing but we do expect you to
discuss your needs as part of the interview process or when accepting an offer of employment where this is relevant.
Confidentiality is assured and applicants will not be differentiated on the basis of disabilities or health requirements unless these
tender applicants unable to undertake the task requirements. Employees may be required to undertake a health check where
baseline data is needed for specific positions. E.g. a hearing test for those involved in. engineering workshops.

2. Employment Terms and Conditions
Appointments are made within the terms of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (as amended) and the terms and conditions
provided either in an Individual Employment Agreement (IEA) or in terms of the TIASA Collective Employment Agreement (CEA)
which also has coverage over this position. If the staff member joins the union the current TIASA CEA will automatically apply,
otherwise the staff member will be on an IEA.

3. Equal Opportunities Employer
Ara is committed to equality and diversity and makes a determined effort to develop an inclusive environment to achieve a
balanced gender representation and increase the number of Maori and other underrepresented groups on staff. We are an active
provider of opportunities for differently abled people and recognise that all staff, are not only our employees, but have multi-
faceted lives that from time to time may require flexibility from Ara to assist in meeting their other commitments.

4. Ara Sustainability Aspirations

 Ara will continuously evaluate and improve its environmental impact across all areas of the organisation.

 Ara is widely acknowledged as a values led organisation, where sustainability and multiculturalism is core to its beliefs
and operating practices.

 We support and encourage sustainability initiatives and objectives, both on and off campus, and act as a key partner in
community and iwi lead collaborations.

 While key stakeholders, including central and local government recognise Ara as the sector leader in adding value through
sustainability, we believe compliance is the entry point and we can go further.

 Ara is an economically sustainable organisation that is efficient, productive and anticipates market needs, adapting to
the changing economic environment in Aotearoa, New Zealand and globally.

5. Smokefree Policy
As an employer and learning provider of choice Ara promotes a positive, healthy working and learning environment and supports
the government vision of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The Smokefree policy prohibits smoking in all buildings or parts of
buildings under Ara Institute of Canterbury’s management, Ara vehicles and on Ara land holdings and perimeters including all car
parks, green spaces and external eating areas.

6. Criminal conviction history checks
While Ara is a tertiary institute delivering education and catering predominantly for adult learners there remains a duty of care to
the increasing numbers of younger students and those individuals or groups who may be defined as “vulnerable” by virtue of age,
health, welfare or special need. With an increasing focus on youth in particular and the additional pastoral care this involves Ara
Management have determined that best practice involves all staff undergoing a criminal conviction history check. As part of the

appointment process shortlisted candidates will be asked to give consent to Ara to submit a request. Offers of employment will
be subject to the results of the check. A regime of checking employees has been developed.

Non- core worker
For NZ Police vetting purposes this role is classified as a non-core (children’s) worker because there is regular, but limited
contact with students who may be youth, children, elderly or vulnerable adults. This position meets the criteria for a check
under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 as such Ara will request a NZ Police Vet disclosing your criminal conviction history.

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