New Zealand Management Academies
Full Time from October 14th, 2019
Title: National Moderator  
Reports to: General Manager - Quality and Academic Development
Location: Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

Role Purpose:
The role of the National Moderator is key to ensuring that assessment methodology, approach and practice is fair, valid, consistent, appropriate and robust, to demonstrate that the learning outcomes of programmes have been met and ensuring that graduates have ultimately met the relevant graduate profile.

Programme Management
  • Coordinate the pre-moderation of all new assessments including modifications of old assessments
  •  Support programme and professional development days across campuses to continually improve assessment and moderation practices
  • Report to SLT on any trends/issues in assessment and moderation practice, and actions to address these
Internal Moderation
  • Support tutor understanding of moderation processes in practice throughout the organisation – coordinate with Heads of Faculty to deliver on this.
  • Drive and support the implementation of the moderation processes (pre and post) through Heads of Faculty at each Campus.
  • Support tutor understanding of good assessment practice, processes and requirements
  • Coordinate with Heads of Faculty to monitor standards of assessment, analyse the feedback and provide areas of academic support identified 
Key Performance Indicators
  • Internal moderation processes completed on schedule, with a high level of accuracy
  • Feedback to assessors and HoFs is timely
  • Standards of assessment continue to improve
External Moderation

  • Maintain external moderation partnerships
  • Co-ordinate external moderation activities
  • Monitor and action moderation feedback where appropriate
Key Performance Indicators
  • External moderation feedback is acted on appropriately and within expected timeframes
Academic leadership

• Act as an ambassador for NZMA at all times and perform the duties of the position in accordance with the organisations core values.

• Act as a role model for tutors within NZMA, ensure that  behaviour, conduct, appearance, attitude and dress are of the required standard

To be successful you will have
  • Demonstrated successful assessment writing and moderation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the New Zealand education industry and especially the tertiary sector
  • Proven ability to set high goals for personal and group accomplishment, along with experience in measuring results and monitor progress in achievement
  • Experience in working within a multi-cultural environment and connecting with a local community– preferably Maori/Pacific Island and/or international students.  Interested and excited about cultural diversity and developing relationships within a community 
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Personal integrity, trustworthiness and credibilityPassionate about individual, team and organisational learning – authentic desire to support the success of others
  • Self-starter with a high level of energy, drive and motivation, and the ability to focus these into achievement of identified accountabilities and targets
  • Uses appropriate delegation to create a sense of ownership of higher-level organisational issues and encourages individuals to stretch beyond their current abilities
  • Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
Relationships & Key Stakeholders
• Other members of the Quality Assurance and Programme Development team
• Academic Capability team
• General Managers
• Campus Managers
• Heads of Faculty
• Programme Leaders
• Tutors
• ITOs
• External moderation partners

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