First listed on: 11 September 2019

Academic Coordinator (WA) 

The Opportunity
  • Work on CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program Limited
  • Provide guidance, support and assistance to students 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation!

The Position

Do you see yourself as a role model who can provide guidance, assistance and support to female and female-identifying students participating in the Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy using a case management approach, then this is the opportunity for you!

As an Academic coordinator, you will be exclusively working to support young Indigenous women from 13 to 18 years of age. You will be expected to build and maintain strong and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and other stakeholders.  

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. 

Aboriginal and/Torres Strait Island women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Appointment to this role may be subject to conditions including provision of a national police check as well as other security/medical/character clearance requirements.

You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check prior to confirmation of appointment. 

Your duties will include
  • Establishing, maintaining and fostering ongoing and culturally respectful relationships 
  • Understanding and following appropriate protocols with Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Providing positive role modelling to Academy students
  • Providing guidance, support and assistance to students participating in the Academy 
  • Working collaboratively with the Academy team

Location:      Kensington, WA
Salary:          AU$83K - AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    62071

To be successful you will need
  • Relevant experience and/or a qualification in secondary education (any STEM areas), social work, youth work or psychology.
  • 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.
  • 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 to work 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 details about who to contact and for more information please view the 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 Strategy

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. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Sunday 6 October 2019 at 11pm AEST

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