First listed on: 12 April 2017

Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students Manage

  • Manage the operation of Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students programme
  • Utilise your educational expertise to develop strong and important relationships
  • Lead a high performing team of specialised project officers  

The Position

The primary responsibility of the role will be to oversee the development and delivery of the Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students element of the Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Project. The leader will be responsible for a team of project officers who will have expertise in working with teachers and Indigenous students to implement student-centred inquiry-based STEM projects in schools.The role is part of a national team, and will work closely with the other elements, in particular Counting Futures, to integrate science and mathematics based on best-practice and demonstrated outcomes in Indigenous education.
This role is open to the general community. However, it has been identified under CSIRO’s Indigenous Employment Strategy, as a role for which Indigenous people are likely to be especially well suited. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the operation of Inquiry for indigenous Science Students activities, leading a high performing team and implementing and monitoring best practice in inquiry-based STEM education in an Indigenous context in primary and secondary schools.
  • Identifying key stakeholders and utilise educational expertise to develop strong trusted advisor relationships with those internal and external stakeholders to manage and deliver priorities that align with the project’s strategy and objectives
  • Working with the Indigenous Research Coordinator to develop strategies and processes to evaluate the effectiveness of project activities. Assessing the risks and opportunities involved in each strategy and overcome obstacles to success, when they occur.
  • Planning, allocating and monitoring project resources.  Providing strategic leadership and advice to the project team, engaging with others to promote a strong and positive culture.
  • Ensuring that regular project team meetings are held consultatively to develop and implement the project plan.

Location: Various
Salary: $106K - $124K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until August 2019
Reference: 36745

To be successful you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in science or science education and/or equivalent experience;
  • A current driver’s licence and the ability to travel both locally and interstate;
  • A valid Working with Children Check or equivalent or the willingness and ability to obtain one;
  • Strong demonstrated experience encompassing high level strategic planning and implementation, problem solving, effective team and budget management;
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, culture and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society;
  • A strong demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

How to Apply:  Please upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter providing 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.

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

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 26 April 2017




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