First listed on: 28 August 2019

Program Manager Indigenous STEM Education

  • Provide leadership for large Indigenous STEM education projects
  • Enjoy the challenge of a fast paced and complex environment
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

CSIRO Education and Outreach (CEdO) has a number of high-profile Indigenous STEM Education programs. These programs aim to attract, support and train Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into STEM career paths.

The primary responsibility of the role will be to provide leadership for several large Indigenous STEM education projects including implementation of strategies to achieve the overarching goals and manage relationships with critical key external and internal stakeholders – including overseeing reporting the outcomes and outputs to funders.

Your duties will include

  • Leading a team of professionals to deliver on programs and ensuring timely and appropriate:
    • Implementation of program goals.
    • Compliance with governance, ethics and internal and external reporting requirements
    • Reporting on the project to the funders
    • Managing finances and budgets.
  • Maintain a strong, trusted advisor relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Working with CEdO leadership and the Business Development team to develop sustainability of the initiatives.
  • As a member of the CSIRO Education and Outreach (CEdO) Leadership team, provide strategic leadership and advice, engaging with the project teams and CEdO to promote a strong and positive team culture.
  • Maintain functional capability of professional teams, including responsibility for individual and team performance through coaching, counselling and feedback.   

Location: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide preferred, other locations with CSIRO presence negotiable
Salary: $113,000 to $132,000 plus up to 15.4% Superannuation 
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 62396
To be successful you will need 
Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge and skills gained through education, typically a degree in conjunction with demonstrated achievement in senior advisory and managerial roles, ideally with postgraduate managerial qualifications.
  • Extensive experience in providing high level strategic leadership, encompassing strategic planning and implementation, calculating risk, problem solving and effective resource management.
  • A strong 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 Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in the STEM education sector, including in post-formal school education, employment and pathways and experience establishing new education/ training initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building high performance teams and supporting innovation through continuous improvement. 

Special Requirements:

  • Current driver’s licence
  • Ability to travel both locally and interstate, as required.
  • A valid Working with Children Check and National Police Check, or equivalent or the ability to gain both.
  • This position is identified – applicants will be required to provide a Cultural Referee as part of their application.  The cultural referee will be asked to support your application in relation to your ability to work with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I

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


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

Monday 23 September 2019

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date

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