First listed on: 10 July 2020

Education Adviser - Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students 

The Opportunity
  • Do you want to encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to engage with STEM?
  • Be part of a national team delivering the I²S² program
  • Join CSIRO Education & Outreach and make a difference!

CSIRO Education and Outreach is seeking to appoint two Education Advisers for the Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I²S²) program. 

You will join a national team to deliver the I²S² element of the Indigenous STEM Education Project into schools.  You will develop and deliver Teacher Professional Learning to embed Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge through hands-on inquiry-based projects to increase student engagement and achievement in science With the support of the BHP Foundation, the Indigenous STEM Education Project aims to increase the participation and achievement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Your duties will include:
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement and delivery of Teacher Professional Learning on student-centred, inquiry-based STEM projects in an Indigenous context in schools and online, including through master classes, webinars, and Communities of Practice.
  • Work with teachers through the online learning platform to facilitate the implementation of student-centred, inquiry-based STEM projects in an Indigenous context in schools.
  • Assist in the development and refinement of customised resources to uploaded onto the online learning platform to support the implementation of Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students.
  • Work with schools and clusters through the online learning platform and face-to-face to develop and implement customised work plans. 

Location: Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth, other locations with CSIRO presence negotiable
Salary: AU$83K to AU$94K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until 30 September 2020
Reference: 67824

To be considered you will need:
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant area, such as education or science and/or relevant work experience
  • A strong demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, cultures, and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society and a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Experience working with or developing education programs or resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, including experience delivering Teacher Professional Learning through an online learning environment.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including experience with representation, and proven ability to establish and maintain strong and productive working relationships and networks with teachers, stakeholders, colleagues, and supervisors. 
  • Proven commitment to providing excellent customer service/support to both internal and external clients and in an on-line environment with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas, recognise opportunities, and recommend solutions.
  • Experience effectively collaborating and operating in a geographically dispersed team environment but also the ability to work autonomously.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description

  • This is an Identified Position – applicants will be required to provide a Cultural Referee as part of their application if you are non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The cultural referee must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and they will be asked to support your application in relation to your ability to work with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to obtain and provide evidence of a National Police Check and Working with Children Check  
  • To be eligible for this position you must hold a driver’s licence and be able to travel interstate and locally, as required.
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

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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