Head of Faculty – Animation

Yoobee Colleges is a Category One tertiary institute that was formed when we united Yoobee School of Design, with Animation College, South Seas Film School and AMES The Institute of IT. We currently have seven campuses around New Zealand focusing on programmes ranging from animation, design and film to makeup artistry and performing arts.

The Queen St campus is looking for a highly motivated and innovate Head of Faculty to lead the Animation programmes and staff on the campus. This is a full time, permanent role commencing as soon as possible.

This is an operational and academic management role that is designed to support the success of the campus, in terms of meeting required targets, supporting tutors and other staff to be successful, it is part of campus leadership group and reports to the Campus Manager. 

The main area of focus is to drive improvements, academic excellence, to focus on quality delivery, and ongoing programme development. This will include the identification and development of new programmes. The Head of Faculty role will also support staff performance capability in order to support student success and the achievement of defined outcomes across a specific portfolio of programmes, which may change from time to time. 

This position will support the development of teaching resources for the programmes and the provision of quality tutoring.

Key Responsibilities:
To effectively manage and/or assist in all aspects of the performance of the campus by:
  • Supporting the Senior Leadership Team in developing and implementing an annual business plan that supports all aspects of running a successful campus
  • Actively contributing as a member of the Creative Colleges wider domestic operations group
  • Assisting the Campus Manager in all aspects relating to supporting and growing student enrolments
  • Supporting the performance of a specific portfolio of academic programme teams to ensure all aspects of performance is met or exceeded – the programmes allocated to the position may change from time to time.
  • Assuming accountability for the academic achievements of all allocated academic programmes. This includes the achievement of all EPI targets for those programmes.
  • Assuming accountability for the progression/staircasing outcomes for all allocated programmes.
  • Managing the performance and activities of the allocated programmes to ensure that ‘realistic workplace environments’ are provided and maintained wherever appropriate and practical
  • Lead and manage all directly reporting staff members in conjunction with HRM policies, implement the One Team Behaviours effectively throughout the team
  • Identifying professional development needs for reporting teams and suggest how the identified needs are best met
  • Manage student issues arising, and work with other relevant staff members to ensure students are provided with the most effective support in the circumstances

Company
Yoobee Colleges
Type
Full Time from October 14th, 2019
Description
Position: Head of Faculty 
Reporting and responsible to: Campus Manager 
Directly Supervising: All faculty staff 
Functional Relationship With: 
Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations Director, Academic Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Coordinator, Finance Manager, Sales & Marketing Managers, other Shared Services staff, relevant UP Education staff, external stakeholders including relevant government bodies, industry, the local community, external suppliers, past and present students and parents 

Role Description: 
This is an operational and academic management role that is designed to support the success of the campus, in terms of meeting required targets, supporting tutors and other staff to be successful, it is part of campus leadership group and reports to the Campus Manager.  
The main area of focus is to drive improvements, academic excellence, to focus on quality delivery, and ongoing programme development. This will include the identification and development of new programmes. The Head of Faculty role will also support staff performance capability in order to support student success and the achievement of defined outcomes across a specific portfolio of programmes, which may change from time to time.  
This position will support the development of teaching resources for the programmes and the provision of quality tutoring. 

Training and Experience: 
Required 
Tertiary level qualification 
Minimum 3 years experience in the industry (eg media graphic design, film making, animation) 
Experience in managing a team 
Minimum 3 years tertiary teaching experience 
Desired 
Certificate in Adult Teaching or another recognized teaching qualification 
Prior experience in a tertiary education environment 
University degree in a relevant field 

Attributes
  • High energy - willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done well.
  • Persistent and resilient – able to try alternative approaches to achieve a desired result
  • Student focused, with the ability to understand and deliver on student expectations and continuously build upon and develop relationships with current and potential students
  • Highly effective communication skills, polished and accomplished, able to influence others effectively, persuasive
  • A passion for vocational learning and the value this brings to employer businesses.
  • The ability to motivate others to achieve their goals and objectives
Key Responsibilities: 
To effectively manage and/or assist in all aspects of the performance of the campus by:
  • Supporting the Senior Leadership Team in developing and implementing an annual business plan that supports all aspects of running a successful campus
  • Actively contributing as a member of Yoobee Colleges wider domestic operations group
  • Assisting the Campus Manager in all aspects relating to supporting and growing student enrolments
  • Supporting the performance of a specific portfolio of academic programme teams to ensure all aspects of performance is met or exceeded – the programmes allocated to the position may change from time to time.
  • Assuming accountability for the academic achievements of all allocated academic programmes. This includes the achievement of all EPI targets for those programmes.
  • Assuming accountability for the progression/staircasing outcomes for all allocated programmes.
  • Managing the performance and activities of the allocated programmes to ensure that ‘realistic workplace environments’ are provided and maintained wherever appropriate and practical
  • Lead and manage all directly reporting staff members in conjunction with HRM policies, implement the One Team Behaviours (our Values) effectively throughout the team
  • Identifying professional development needs for reporting teams and suggest how the identified needs are best met
  • Manage student issues arising, and work with other relevant staff members to ensure students are provided with the most effective support in the circumstances
Key Result Area 
Student Support
Key Accountabilities 
  • Act as a role model for students. Specifically behaviour, conduct, appearance, attitude and dress are of a standard generally acceptable in the training environment
  • Act as an ambassador for Yoobee Colleges at all times and perform the duties of the position in accordance with the organisations core values.
  • Apply the Yoobee Colleges student rules and Campus rules, equally to all students
  • Respond to student feedback with particular focus on morale and student welfare
Key Result Area 
Attendance
Key Accountabilities 
  • Ensure staff are abiding with the group attendance policy and understand their requirements in monitoring and escalating attendance issues. Assist staff with investigating reasons for absence and offering support as required
  • Ensure records of all student contact are made in aPlus
  • Monitor attendance for all classes and make recommendations as required to improve attendance outcomes
Key Result Area 
3. Quality and Industry
Key Accountabilities 
  • Create and maintain an environment which supports and enhances learning and skill development
  • Keep up to date with developments in your own specialised areas of responsibility and related developments in industry.
  • Work with the Quality team to ensure all programmes are industry relevant and that continuous improvement is researched and actioned
  • Maintain networks with the purpose of inviting them in as guest speakers.
  • Ensure staff lesson plans and module plans are written as scheduled
  • Ensure that all preparation and tasks related to internal and external moderation process are completed in time and to the required specification
  • Ensure that all Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), student progress reports and tutor dashboards are prepared and completed on time and to the required levels
  • Host visitors to the Campus if and as required
  • General networking internally and with external providers with a view to creating employment opportunities for our students
Key Result Area 
Staff
Key Accountabilities 
  • Directly manage and supervise all faculty staff as assigned to the faculty by the Campus Manager
  • Ensure that timetabling, room utilization and best possible utilization of staff are completed in conjunction with the Campus Manager.
  • Manage the performance and development plans of all faculty staff, hold regular informal coaching and mentoring conversations monthly, and formal performance conversations twice a year
  • Deal with any staff performance issues in a timely manner, ensuring that performance plans are in place as required.
  • Hold regular faculty team meetings and ensure that professional development opportunities are available to staff
  • Work collaboratively as part of the wider Yoobee Colleges academic leadership team
Yoobee Colleges Values 

Excellence  
To us, excellence is non-negotiable. We strive for excellence in everything we do and aim to inspire it in every one of our students 
Partnership  
By collaborating and connecting with our partners, we can truly understand and deliver what they need 
Innovation  
In our pursuit of excellence, we are constantly looking beyond the status quo 
Care  
Students come first. We create nurturing and inspiring learning environments, so our students can achieve their goals and go on to fulfil their potential 
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