Industry Engagement Manager

  • Pipitea
  • Permanent
  • Sun Sep 3 23:44:14 2023
  • 136

  • Are you interested in a permanent, full-time role, based on Pipitea campus?
  • Do you have a passion for creating opportunities for students and industry to engage?
  • Have you got experience maintaining relationships and developing new business contacts?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting an Industry Engagement Manager to join the Industry Alliance Programme of the Engineering Faculty. The role will be responsible for maintaining existing relationships and developing new business contacts to connect the Engineering Faculty to the wider industry in Wellington.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing strong relationships with industry stakeholders and academic staff.
  • Identifying opportunities for industry partners to engage with the faculty by providing projects, mentoring, internships and practicums for students to work on.
  • Strengthening outreach and connections with industry to foster greater interaction through guest lecturers, mentor programme and business networking opportunities for students.
  • Liaising with industry to align industry requirements with degree programmes.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a highly organised self-starter and a natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high-performance team.

To succeed in this role, you will be effective at building productive relationships with key industry stakeholders. Communication, planning, and collaborative skills are necessary to develop the partnerships required to deliver exceptional value to all parties.

Most important, is your passion for creating opportunities for students and industry to engage.

Key Requirements:

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Capability to work as part of a team as well as having individual responsibilities.
  • Willingness to develop your knowledge of tertiary level experiential learning programmes and the respective industry groups.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

We are a small, dynamic, and inventive team that places significant emphasis on teamwork and ingenuity. You'll have the chance to closely engage with students, actively participating in their growth and guiding their journey into the professional world.

There are many benefits to working at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, including being part of New Zealand’s top research university, click here to read more.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 28 September 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Lynda Turner (027 432 2280, But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.