First listed on: 31 August 2018

Manager, Indigenous Girls STEM Academy 

  • Would you like to lead an exciting new STEM initiative for Indigenous Girls?
  • Play a critical role in establishing the program
  • Join our Education and Outreach team in this challenging and rewarding new role

The Position

The Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet has provided funding for the next ten years to enable CSIRO to establish and operate an Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy for high achieving female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It is expected that the Academy will develop and support a pipeline of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from secondary school and beyond to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women accessing, undertaking and succeeding in STEM education and employment.

CSIRO will be the lead organisation for the Academy and will deliver the school level elements of the program and will partner with CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program Limited to deliver the work placement and post school elements of the program. To ensure success, CSIRO will establish critical collaborations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, industry partners, education providers and others to ensure the program is culturally responsive and will deliver impact for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be to:

  • In conjunction with the CSIRO Education and Outreach (CEdO) Director and Leadership team, provide leadership, management and direction for all aspects of the Academy program.
  • Manage deliverables/ KPIs including finances for the contract with the Commonwealth Department.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships including with industry, educational organisations and professional associations.
  • Co-design program elements and delivery relationships at local levels within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Lead a high performing team, implement and monitor best practice in program delivery, to enable the effective implementation of Education strategies which align with and promote high quality STEM education programs and where appropriate CSIRO’s science.
  • Fulfil reporting requirements to the Academy Steering Committee and Advisory Committee.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this role.

Location:  Negotiable in capital cities
Salary:  AU$111K to AU$130K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite/Ongoing
Job reference: 58387

To be successful you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), STEM Education or equivalent experience, a current driver's licence and the ability to travel both locally and interstate.
  • A valid Working with Children Check and a National Police Check or the ability to obtain each.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing STEM educational programs for high school students, preferably Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and in the co-development of education or community based programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing programs aimed at improving outcomes for specific cohorts including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people and women.
  • Extensive experience managing geographically dispersed teams including demonstrated experience in building a high-performing team, providing coaching and development opportunities resulting in high standards in service delivery as well as technical output.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, evidenced by high-level reporting, presentation and negotiation abilities, and the capacity to identify and influence critical stakeholders to gain support for contentious proposals/ideas.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

About Us

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to apply:   Please upload one document only containing your CV/Resume and cover letter ensuring you provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications close:  10.59pm AEST, 1 October 2018.

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