First listed on: 12 February 2021

Generation STEM Education Team Leader

The Opportunity 

  • Work with stakeholders to increase STEM engagement and support students in STEM career pathways
  • Use your skills to contribute to the leadership and growth of Generation STEM
  • Join CSIRO Education and Outreach and make a difference!

Generation STEM is a $25 million ten-year initiative which works with industry, government and education sectors to support, train and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career pathways. The first program launched under Generation STEM is the STEM Community Partnerships Program (STEM CPP). The STEM CPP creates strong partnerships between local schools and industry, with the goal of highlighting local STEM careers and opportunities, and providing avenues for students to develop their STEM skills in an engaging and rewarding way. Generation STEM is also developing other programs for launch in 2021 which will target high school and tertiary students. 

As the Education Team Leader for Generation STEM, you will work as part of a collaborative team and in conjunction with the Program Manager to contribute to the leadership and growth of the program. You will have a particular focus on day-to-day operations, including staff management and training, planning, delivery of key activities to meet KPIs and reporting.

As the successful candidate, you will build a high-performance team culture, maintain strong and respectful relationships with program participants, collaborators and internal and external stakeholder and provide support to the Program Manager in the co-design, delivery and management of the program’s strategy, resources and activities in collaboration with key stakeholders and delivery partners. Your excellent communication skills and experience in report writing will be critical to your success in this role.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing leadership and supervision to a diverse team implementing the program, ensuring contractual KPIs are met.
  • Taking responsibility for delivering on work plans, monitoring resources and managing staff performance and career development in consultation with the Program Manager.
  • Contributing to strategic planning and delivery of the program including stakeholder engagement, communications and events, participant and teacher professional learning activities.
  • Identifying, establishing and maintaining strong trusted advisor relationships with internal and external stakeholders in collaboration with the Program Manager. 
  • Preparing reports and responses to internal and external requests e.g. requests for information.

Location: Sydney – other locations in NSW will be considered
Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until 31st December 2023
Reference: 71941

To be considered you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in STEM, education, project management or equivalent relevant work experience. 
  • A history of building and maintaining effective relationships and engendering a strong customer service philosophy and culture, and guiding and influencing decision makers to ensure the timely delivery of outcomes.
  • Strong 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.
  • Experience in leading effective and efficient work teams and managing performance and resources to achieve objectives, including exercising sound judgment and providing feedback for development purposes and support and direction for improvement. 
  • Excellent 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 and networks with students, STEM professionals, teachers, industry, colleagues or supervisors. 
  • A valid Australian Class C driver's licence and to be willing and able to travel locally and within New South Wales.

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 and have a valid Working with Children Check or the willingness and ability to gain one.

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. There are also some free text screening questions to address as part of the application process.

Applications Close

8th March 2021, 11:00 pm AEDT

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

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