New Vacancy: Learning Designer, EME

Location: Auckland / Permanent / Part Time

Position purpose

The Learning Designer - EME is part of the Learning Development team and is responsible for the development of financial capability teaching and learning resources for English Medium Education.

Key aspects of the role include

  • Leads product development for English Medium Education
  • Manages SME groups as and when required
  • Liaises with NZQA on moderation requirements
  • Continuously improves product based on quantitative and qualitative feedback
  • Develops business cases for product development
  • Project management of product development
  • Reports on live projects under development
  • Owns product launch in the market
  • Own products as a subject matter expert
  • Monitors performance of products
  • Partners with the delivery team ensuring successful product delivery
  • Ensures effective internal and external relationships are in place that drive success
  • Continuous improvement of systems and processes
  • Supports Learning Development Manager with the product development plan
  • Develops outstanding partnerships with suppliers critical to the success

Essential skills and experience

Team member:

  • Team player – General attitude and conduct reflects a supportive, collaborative and constructive approach
  • Resilient - Show composure and a sense of perspective during change and can help others maintain optimism and focus
  • Curious - Show curiosity, flexibility, and openness
  • Communication – communicates clearly, professionally and constructively both verbally and in writing; letters and reports and submissions are accurate and well structured
  • Ability to Deliver - Works well under pressure, can prioritise and manage workload, meets expected deadlines, carries out instructions completely and accurately, uses knowledge and experience to inform decisions, demonstrates technical skills to deliver role expectations and takes appropriate action without being prompted
  • Flexibility - Take a creative approach; work cheerfully within and across teams to tackle different activities to improve outputs and help other team members

Position Specific:

  • Relevant experience working in a secondary teaching environment at a senior level, e.g. senior teacher, head of department, or deputy principal roles.
  • History of initiating and maintaining strong engagement and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in learning design for English Medium Education
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience designing, writing, developing and delivering innovative and authentic learning experiences for a range of audiences in different environments
  • Experience reaching and empowering vulnerable learners
  • Familiar with curriculum development requirements from levels 1 to 7 on the NZQF
  • An understanding of the education sector, particularly the NZ curriculum, NCEA, tertiary, trends and today’s learners and learning environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including, communication, negotiation, influencing and networking
  • Well versed in contemporary adult learning techniques, including behaviour change theory, blended and online learning 
  • Familiar with digital learning developments
  • An active interest in current development in teaching, learning and the learner experience
  • Proven ability to use initiative, to think strategically and to adopt an active approach to problem solving


Commission background

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is the office of the Retirement Commissioner. The CFFC aims to help New Zealanders to retire with confidence. Retiring with confidence means New Zealanders feel secure that they’ll have resources to live and the know-how to make ends meet. We focus on three areas; Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. As part of our role we advise Government on the policies that will enhance retirement outcomes for New Zealanders. We also help support individuals to better prepare for retirement, and we contribute to better understanding of what retirement means in the 21st century. Times are changing.

Tā Mātou Whakakitenga/Our Vision
New Zealanders retire with confidence

Tā Mātou Kaupapa Mātāmua/Our Mission
To help improve retirement outcomes for New Zealanders, with trusted information, informed advocacy
and effective collaboration