Te Wānanga o Aotearoa employs more than 1,350 staff members across Aotearoa New Zealand. Staff members are drawn from the often small communities within which the organisation operates. Because of this, the voices of stakeholders are represented from within the organisation or through direct whānau links with staff members. These connections guide the organisation at a local and national level when it sets its strategic direction. These connections also enable the organisation to be responsive to the needs of stakeholders in a timely and effective way. On a wider scale, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa provides an infrastructure that supports a nationwide network of educationalists committed to individual and community development. This infrastructure is a key strength for an organisation engaged in creating social change in the form of whānau transformation through education. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is committed to being a good employer. As part of this commitment, and in accordance with its kaupapa and EEO policy, the organisation welcomes all people regardless of culture, ethnicity, age, gender, political opinion or religious persuasion.