First listed on: 05 December 2017

Senior Coordinator - I2S2

  • Are you looking for your next challenge in teacher professional development?
  • Utilise your experience in an Indigenous context and have a positive impact on schools & communities
  • Work as part of a national team and make a difference in both teachers' and students' educational experience!

The Position

With the support of the BHP Billiton Foundation, the Indigenous STEM Education Project aims to increase the participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

CSIRO Education and Outreach are seeking an experienced professional to join their team as Senior Coordinator - Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I2S2).  In this role, you will work closely with the I2S2 Manager to develop and deliver the I2S2 element of the Indigenous STEM Project.  You will also be responsible for developing, and coordinating the delivery of, teacher professional development in student-centred inquiry-based STEM projects in an indigenous context in schools.

CSIRO is committed to Diversity and Inclusion in the work place and to increasing the employment of Indigenous peoples in our organisation. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role.

Your duties will include:

  • Leading the development and delivery of teacher professional development as well as working with teachers, schools and communities to implement I2S2 on the ground.
  • Managing coordinators to:
    • Deliver teacher professional development on student-centred, inquiry-based STEM projects in an Indigenous context in schools.
    • Work with teachers to facilitate the implementation of student-centred, inquiry-based STEM projects in an Indigenous context in schools.
    • Work with schools and clusters to develop and implement customised work plans.
    • Contribute to reporting on program progress including finances and activities.
  • Set-up and/or maintain effective and efficient work teams, allocate and manage resources, and undertake staff performance management and career development.
  • Work as an autonomous member or leader of an often regionally dispersed team, taking responsibility for team outcomes and carrying out Communication and Information tasks in support of scientific research.

Location:  Brisbane (site), QLD preferred; other locations negotiable
Salary: AU $96K to $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 1 year and 7 months
Job reference: 52625

To be successful you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant area, such as education or science and/or equivalent management/leadership experience.
  • The ability to travel interstate and locally, as required.
  • A current driver's licence, as well as a valid Working with Children Check, or state based equivalent.
  • Experience working with or reviewing education programs or resources including experience delivering teacher professional development, an understanding of the Australian Curriculum, and issues facing school science education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, cultures and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society

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:  11:59pm AEDT, Thursday 21st December, 2017

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