09 Sep 2015
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Microsoft NZ looking for Teacher Ambassadors

By Shannon Williams

Microsoft New Zealand is looking for a new Teacher Ambassador.

The tech giant is seeking qualified teachers to host and present Microsoft in the classroom and schools.

The company says the role of a Teacher Ambassador was created to host and present the Microsoft in the Classroom Seminar Series, raising awareness for Microsoft products in the hopes of getting more Microsoft technology adopted by teachers

According the job ad, a Teacher Ambassador provides an ‘educator expert presence’ at select schools as well as events and conferences, demonstrating the value of Microsoft technology for classroom use, and encourage teachers to adopt and deploy Microsoft technology.

Details of the position as follows:

Teacher Ambassador | Microsoft New Zealand

  • Qualified teachers with a passion for technology wanted
  • Host and present Microsoft in the classroom to teachers and schools
  • Flexible full time hours

The role of a Teacher Ambassador has been created to host and present the Microsoft in the "Classroom" Seminar Series raising awareness and desire for Microsoft's technology adoption by teachers.

As a Teacher Ambassador, you will provide an educator expert presence at select schools and events/conferences. You will learn how to demonstrate the value of Microsoft technology for classroom use and encourage teachers to adopt and deploy Microsoft technology. These engagements will vary in duration from quick and casual (5-10 minutes) to more formal and planned (60-90 minutes) with a goal of positively influencing a minimum of 50 institutions / teachers per week.

You will also be involved in completing post-seminar teacher survey of "Microsoft in the Classroom" show & tell events, weekly reporting to Microsoft Education Engagement Manager as well as developing and adhering to events schedule.

Skills and qualifications: • Qualified teacher - either new graduate, teachers on break from teaching or recently retired teachers. • Proficiency with technology - minimum Microsoft Office and Windows (although training will be provided). • Confidence in public speaking and ability to demonstrate technology (training will be given). • Demonstrated (or reported) organisational skills. • Strong communication & presentation skills. Previous public speaking experience preferred but not essential. • A passionate self-starter that is driven to not only meet, but surpass goals. • Personable, team player. • Personal mobile phone required (business calls reimbursed). • Own car and the ability to carry teacher ambassador tool kit (work travel expenses reimbursed). • Ability and availability to travel and work various hours to suit training schedules.   This role is hired as a contract, initially for this financial year up to the 30th of June 2016. This is a 40-hour per week role where you will need to expect some evening work. You will be mostly based on the road, coming into the Microsoft office in Auckland weekly to meet with the Education team.  We may also consider somebody based in Christchurch.

Those interested can apply for the job here

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