First listed on: 26 April 2019

Academic Coordinator (3 Positions)

The Opportunity

  • Build and maintain strong and respectful relationship 
  • Provide guidance, support and assistance to students participating in the Academy.
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation!

As the Academic Coordinator, you will provide guidance, assistance and support to female and female-identifying students participating in the Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy using a case management approach.  You will be expected to build and maintain strong and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and other stakeholders.  

This position is identified – applicants will be required to provide a Cultural Referee as part of their application.  The cultural referee will be asked to support your application in relation to your ability to work with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

Your duties will include

  • Establish, maintain and foster ongoing and culturally respectful relationships with schools, families, communities and stakeholders.
  • Understand and follow appropriate protocols when working and communicating with Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Provide guidance, support and assistance to students participating in the Academy using solution-focussed, case management approaches.
  • Work collaboratively with the Academy team to develop and deliver support materials, activities and resources for Academy participants, including Year 8 STEM camps.

Location:       3 positions: 1x Cairns, 1x Sydney or Newcastle and 1x Negotiable
Tenure:          Indefinite
Salary:           AU$83K – AU$94K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:    61506

To be successful you will need

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all selection criteria can be appointed.

  • Relevant experience and/or a qualification in secondary education (any STEM areas), social work, youth work or psychology.
  • A strong demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, cultures and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Experience in working with or developing programs that support social and emotional wellbeing and educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain strong and productive relationships and networks with young people, families, stakeholders, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, proactively collaborating and consulting with internal and external stakeholders, as well as sharing resources to accomplish objectives.
  • The ability and willingness to travel regionally and interstate as required.

For more information please view the Position Description.
We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Friday, 24th May, 2019. 

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