First listed on: 12 August 2020

Academic Coordinator

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 high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science Agency

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 high achieving Aboriginal and 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 Torres Strait Islander female leaders, role models and game changers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Academic Coordinators are role models who 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 role works exclusively to support young Indigenous women from ages 13-18 years of age. The Coordinator will be expected to build and maintain strong and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and other stakeholders. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are encouraged to apply for this role.

Your duties will include:
  • Establish, maintain and foster ongoing and culturally respectful relationships with schools, families, communities and stakeholders.
  • Understand and follow appropriate protocols when working and communicating with Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Provide positive role modelling to Academy students.
  • Provide 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 Year 8 STEM camps.
  • Contribute to the collection of monitoring and evaluation data and reporting as required.

Location: Darwin, NT
Salary: AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite (Full-Time)
Reference: 68541

To be considered you will need:
  • Relevant experience and/or a qualification in secondary education (any STEM areas), social work, youth work or psychology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, cultures and the issues affecting these cultures in Australian society as well as the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Experience in working with or developing programs that support social and emotional wellbeing and educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain strong and productive relationships and networks with young people, families, stakeholders, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability working effectively in a team environment, proactively collaborating and consulting with internal and external stakeholders, as well as sharing resources to accomplish objectives.
  • The ability and willingness to travel regionally and interstate as required.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

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

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

11 September 2020, 11:00pm AEST

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