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Academic Coordinator - Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy


Acknowledgement of Country CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation The Opportunity ​​​ Would you like to contribute to the development of young Indigenous women in the STEM sector? Be part of a team working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young women Join CSIRO’s Education and Outreach team and make a difference CSIRO, in collaboration with CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program Limited, have been provided funds to design and deliver a national 10-year Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female and female-identifying students from year 8 through higher education and to graduate employment.

The Academy is an investment in a generation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female leaders, role models and game changers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. As the Academic Coordinator, you will act as a role model and provide guidance, assistance and support to female and female-identifying students participating in the Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy using a case management approach. The work you will undertake exclusively supports young Indigenous women from ages 13-18 years of age.

Your ability to build and maintain strong and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and other stakeholders along with your interpersonal and teamworking skills will be critical to your success in this role. Your duties will include: Establishing, maintaining and fostering ongoing and culturally respectful relationships with schools, families, communities and stakeholders. Understanding and following appropriate protocols when working and communicating with Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Providing 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 attending Regional STEM Camps. Locations: Negotiable – any NSW CSIRO site Salary: AU$89,680 to AU$101,459 pa (pro-rata for part-time) up to 15.

4% superannuation Tenure: Specified term until June 2027 Reference: 91939 To be considered you will need: A 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/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Experience in working with or developing programs that support social and emotional wellbeing and educational outcomes for Aboriginal.


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