First listed on: 25 March 2023

Generation STEM Education Team Leader


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The Opportunity

  • Bring your leadership and strategic thinking skills to a rewarding role
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a range of stakeholders and support students
  • Contribute to making a valuable impact in the STEM sector and building its future!

Do you take pride in your leadership and program management skills? We’re currently seeking an efficient individual to fill one of the newly-created Education Team Leader positions within CSIRO Education and Outreach team, and it would be an exciting opportunity for you to be actively involved in CSIRO's Generation STEM programs.

Generation STEM is a $25 million 10-year initiative, working collaboratively with industry, government and education sectors to support, train and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career pathways. Currently three programs are being delivered in various locations throughout NSW as part of the initiative – STEM Community Partnerships Program (STEM CPP), Deadly in Generation STEM, and Generation STEM Links.

As one of the two Education Team Leaders, you will work closely with the other Team Leader and the Program Manager to ensure these initiatives are delivered on time and they meet the specific KPIs. A key focus of your role would be managing day-to-day operations of the team, which includes managing, coaching/mentoring & training staff, strategy planning and playing a vital role in the leadership & growth of the Generation STEM programs.

This multi-faceted role would be a great platform for you to demonstrate your well-developed leadership and program management skills, and create a difference with your expertise! 

Your duties will include:

  • Providing leadership and supervision to a diverse team for day-to-day operations, managing staff performance and career development, and taking responsibility for team onboarding and training.
  • Managing the program’s operational planning, budget, implementation and processes ensuring contractual KPIs are met.
  • Taking responsibility for delivering on work plans, identifying issues and opportunities, and building a culture of continuous improvement, as well as streamlining processes across programs.
  • Contributing to strategic planning and delivery of the program including stakeholder engagement, communications and events, participant and teacher professional learning activities.
  • Utilising expertise to identify, establish and maintain strong trusted advisor relationships with internal and external stakeholders in collaboration with the Program Manager and the other Education Team.
  • Supporting the team to establish, maintain and foster ongoing and culturally respectful relationships with schools, families, communities and other stakeholders.

Location: Eveleigh or Newcastle, NSW (other Sydney locations may be considered)
Salary: AU$105K – AU$114K pa + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 2 years
Reference: 91568

To be considered you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in STEM, education, project management or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and lead a complex long-term project with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading effective and efficient work teams and managing performance and resources to achieve objectives, including providing feedback for development purposes and support and direction for improvement.
  • Strong ability to engender a strong customer service culture, exercise sound judgement, and guide and influence decision makers to ensure the timely delivery of outcomes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven experience writing reports for a range of stakeholders and audiences.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and collaborative working style including experience in establishing and maintaining strong and productive relationships with a range of external stakeholders such as students, teachers and industry professionals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to work safely with children.
  • A valid Australian Class C driver’s licence.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description.


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be either an Australian Citizen, a New Zealand Citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will also be required to obtain, or provide evidence that they hold, a working with children check prior to confirmation of appointment.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply online, and provide a detailed cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role. Please note that we strongly encourage you to respond to each of the selection criteria in detail, and attach it to your cover letter as one document.

Applications Close

16 April 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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