Career Development Association of New Zealand



Career Development Consultant - Migrant Futures, Careers N.Z. – 2 years fixed term. Closes 5 June

Career Development Consultants - Migrant Futures – 2 years fixed term

(Various locations)

 Our Values: 

Manaaki ki te tangata (Looking after our people)
Mana rangatiratanga (Leadership and accountability)
Whanaungatanga (Relationships) 

Careers New Zealand is a hub for independent career information and advice. We are career experts who help people navigate their career journey. We do this by providing independent advice to people making career choices and those supporting them, so they and the country, will have a better future. Careers New Zealand helps the government achieve its goals of boosting skills and employment and reducing long-term welfare dependence. Our work directly contributes to government priorities in the Business Growth Agenda, Better Public Services, Tertiary Education, Youth Guarantee and raising educational achievement through Ka Hikitia and the Pasifika Education Plan. 

We currently have some exciting opportunities available for people to step into a new role of Career Development Consultant – Migrant Futures here at Careers NZ. We are currently recruiting for 10 consultants, based in Auckland (4), Hamilton (2), Wellington (2) and Christchurch (2). 

You will be immersed in a busy team environment providing career planning services to migrants and international students. You will partner with external stakeholders, including members of migrant communities, education sector organisations, training advisors and government agencies. You will build collaborative relationships internally with your team, peers and manager. 

Requirements for this position:

  • Proven experience providing one-to-one career guidance and coaching services
  • Experience in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training programmes, workshops and presentations at a high professional standard
  • Experience working with migrant communities and international students
  • Can demonstrate leadership skills
  • The ability to connect with migrant stakeholders and demonstrate culture awareness
  • Experience of being part of a high performing team contributing to individual and team KPIs and performance
  • Experience championing and rolling out strategy and innovation
  • A tertiary qualification in career development, education, business or social sciences, or working towards one
  • Full and clear driver’s license
  • Flexibility to travel nationally if required. 

For a copy of the job description and to apply please click here to fill out a Declaration form and send with your cover letter and CV to 

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 5 June 2017.

Industry Engagement Manager, UC Business School, Christchurch. Closes 4 June

Industry Engagement Manager, College of Business and Law, UC, Christchurch 

• Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1 FTE)
• Continuing (ie permanent) position 

This is the perfect leadership opportunity to build innovative and meaningful relationships between UC students and staff and our key industry and community stakeholders. Help us to develop ‘work ready’ graduates who are ‘prepared to make a difference’. 

We are seeking to appoint an Industry Engagement Manager in the UC Business School, who is experienced and passionate in creating opportunities for the future success of our students. You will successfully engage with key stakeholders in business, public and non-profit sectors; develop a strategic plan for managing and coordinating UC’s industry engagement activities; oversee events to bring these stakeholders, students and staff together and create opportunities to support the UC Graduate profile. 

The successful candidate will ideally have a: 

  1. experience in developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholder organisations
  2. experience in developing and promoting tertiary level, experiential learning programmes sector to internal and external stakeholders
  3. a strong background in most areas outlined in this position description
  4. a good understanding about strategic institutional branding, public and external relations

 If you are excited by student success, see the opportunity in ambiguity and are able to problem solve and create innovative solutions across a range of people-related challenges, then this role offers you the chance to be part of something big!

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

To apply and for information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 4th June 2017

 Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. 

 The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

"Whatever it Takes" Brain Injury course 14-17th November

Whatever It Takes (Level One) Course on Brain Injury Rehabilitation registration is now open.

You can access the website for information and registration at the following url:

Please help us by making sure that anyone and everyone who provide services to those with acquired brain injury have access to this information. We are hoping for a full classroom in November 14-17, 2017 at AUT in Auckland.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at

Barry Willer
Patron, Brain Injury NZ
Professor, University at Buffalo

CDANZ Northland AGM - Wed 7 June

Venue – Work Space, 24 Finlayson Street, Whangarei

RSVP – Friday 2 June 2017 

On this special occasion CDANZ Northand celebrate the year gone by and plan for their future through a workshop session around Building A Better Branch. In this workshop the branch will explore the CDANZ Branch Manual to better understand constitutional obligations and the vital role individual members and branches play in helping CDANZ achieve its vision of Excellence in Career Development for all New Zealanders.

The Annual General Meeting component of the event will also involve the election of the Branch Management Committee and approval of the annual accounts.

Career Dynamic Workshops coming to Auckland

Career Dynamic Workshops 2017

Facilitating Career Decision-Making Workshop. Lee Brodie FMCDANZ

An excellent introduction to the theory and practice of career development. Enables the participant to utilise a credible and validated methodology and tools to support their work in diverse client contexts.

Thursdays 1st June & 16th November 2017. 9am–4pm. $300 + gst including lunch

Level 2, 18 Northcroft St, Takapuna, Auckland.
A one day practical, hands-on workshop that covers how to engage quickly with clients, a visual conception of career theories, a model of career decision-making and hands-on experience of the Career Dynamic, Career Decision-Making Tools.

A Master Class in Using the Career Dynamic, Career Decision-Making Tools.

A 2.5 hour, individual coaching session with Lee Brodie. Suitable for those who have either:

  • Completed the Facilitating Career Decision-Making workshop
  • Or are experienced career practitioners who are using the Career Decision-Making Tools in their workplace. 
  • Need access to the cardsorts.

Replaces our previously offered Advanced Workshop.

Email to book an appointment to $300 + gst

Level 2, 18 Northcroft St, Takapuna, Auckland or can be delivered via Skype.

Community of Career Practice No cost

Limited to those who have completed the Facilitating Career Decision-Making Workshop and are using the Career Decision-Making Tools. Bring your lunch. Max 12 places 26 May. Fridays 26th May and 22nd September 2017. 12.00 noon to 2.30pm. June meeting at 18 Northcroft St, September meeting at a CBD venue TBA.\An open forum, to share issues, new resources and a collegial exchange of information related to career practice. Occasional guest speakers.

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