Our new program, Superstars of STEM, will smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. We’re looking for a committed, passionate and accomplished Project Officer to help build this program and work with 30 of the nation’s most inspiring scientists and technologists. See below for details regarding how you can apply for this part-time role, and join a small team doing exciting and important work. Applications for this position close 5 March 2017.
Science & Technology Australia (STA) is Australia’s peak body in science and technology – we represent more than 60,000 Australian scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines. Our mission is to bring together scientists, governments, industry and the broader community to advance the role, reputation and impact of science and technology across the nation.
‘Superstars of STEM’ is a program to support Australian women currently employed in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, empowering them to become highly visible role models for girls and young women. The project will assist these women to build their public profile by providing training in public speaking, media, and communicating with influence, as well as opportunities to use these new skills. The project will also include the creation and facilitation of an effective network of STEM professionals, built upon a foundation of mentoring for and by the participants of ‘Superstars of STEM’.
Part-time (3 days per week)
Salary: $48,000 plus super ($80,000 pro rata)
Location: Deakin, ACT
The Project Officer will assist in the development and implementation of the Superstars of STEM program over 18 months. They will serve as the main point of contact for participants and maintain and expand partnerships with other organisations and service providers to deliver training, facilitate mentoring and secure opportunities for participants to speak publically. Additional support will also be required for projects such as Science meets Parliament, Science meets Business, and other events and activities.
The ideal candidate will have strong skills in project management, highly developed organisational skills, sophisticated relationship building abilities, and a passion for STEM and gender equity.
Reporting to the Communications and Engagement Manager, this role will be for an initial 18 months, with the possibility of extension.
- Assist in the development and implementation of an operational plan for the Superstars of STEM program;
- Assist with the selection of 30 participants, including development of selection criteria, management of the selection process and promotion of the program to potential applicants;
- Work with partner organisations and collaborators to coordinate training in a variety of areas relevant to building participants’ public profiles;
- Assist in managing the mentoring portion of the program, linking participants with mentors and mentees, and monitoring the participants’ progress;
- Periodically assess and evaluate the program, preparing reports to reconcile grant spending and measure against project KPIs;
- Assist with other projects where required, including but not limited to logistical, administrative and communications support.
- Qualification or previous experience in project management;
- Demonstrated passion for addressing issues facing women in STEM and for working proactively towards positive change;
- Achieved outcomes in setting with multiple stakeholders and partnering organisations to achieve set goals and objectives;
- An understanding of media and social media and its application in generating public awareness and building profile;
- Highly developed organisational skills and attention to detail;
- Strong networking, relationship building and communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to perform well both independently and as a member of a small team;
- An understanding and commitment to the principals of diversity, fairness and equal opportunity.
Applicants should prepare a two-page statement or cover letter addressing the selection criteria above, and send this with your CV to email@example.com. Please email or call 02 6257 2891 if you have any questions.
Applications for this position close 5 March 2017.