Senior Education Specialist

Posted:                          5 October 2021

Closing Date:                2 November 2021

Job Type:                      Fixed term to 9 December 2022

Full Time / Part Time:   Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Location:                       Canberra (negotiable)

Salary Classification:    Level 8 (1) $114,348 including 17% super

About the Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science was founded by Royal Charter in 1954 and annually admits Australia’s leading scientists to its Fellowship. The Academy is an independent non-profit organisation that recognises outstanding contributions to science and research, provides expert advice to government, contributes to the development of science policy, promotes science education and public understanding of science, and fosters international scientific relations. This position is part of a Secretariat who work as a team to support activities undertaken by the Academy.

Employee Benefits

  • Free parking in the city
  • Work in a beautiful heritage site and surrounds
  • ​Up to 17% superannuation
  • Annual leave loading for all staff
  • Options to salary sacrifice
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid Christmas closedown
  • Generous employee assistance program

About the Role

The Australian Academy of Science is building on its comprehensively planned education programs to extend the development and delivery of curriculum resources and professional learning for Foundation to Year 10 teachers, school leaders and students to support teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum in Science and Mathematics. 

The Senior Education Specialist plays a key role in the development of curriculum resources and professional learning, with particular focus on secondary school mathematics.

The Senior Education Specialist will work as part of a dynamic national team responsible for developing and delivering evidence-based education programs grounded in research and exemplary inquiry practices which support teachers to maximise the difference they make in the classroom.

This opportunity would suit a tertiary qualified secondary mathematics specialist, who is motivated and committed to continuous improvement in education. The position joins a small, dedicated and welcoming team. The position is ideally based in Canberra, however location is negotiable. The opportunity is available for a fixed term appointment to December 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Program Manager, reSolve: Maths by Inquiry: 

  1. Oversee and co-ordinate the development and revision of teaching and learning resources that align with the revised Australian Curriculum: Mathematics for Years 7-10 and reSolve’s pedagogical framework, in collaboration with the program team, including:
    • revision of existing teaching and learning resources to align with the revised Australian Curriculum: Mathematics;
    • development of new teaching and learning resources to address identified gaps in existing resources;
    • work collaboratively with academics to develop progressions of learning based on content in Years 7-10 mathematics.
  2. Oversee and co-ordinate the development of professional learning for teachers of secondary mathematics and that aligns with reSolve’s pedagogical framework, including:
    • the development and moderation of online learning courses based on curriculum content and the reSolve pedagogical framework;
    • support school-based Communities of Inquiry;  
    • oversee accreditation of professional learning offerings including completion and submission of relevant professional learning accreditation applications (e.g. NESA and TQI).
  3. Lead and co-ordinate support for secondary mathematics teachers who are part of the reSolve Champions teacher network, in collaboration with the program team.
  4. Represent AAS Education at education conferences and events including the development and facilitation of presentations and workshops.
  5. Engage with relevant stakeholders to promote AAS Education programs and to inform the AAS Education evidence-base.
  6. Undertake other related tasks as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in secondary mathematics education essential.
  • Sound knowledge of national and state-based curriculum frameworks and professional standards for teachers.
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People check or ability to obtain.

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  1. Demonstrated experience in developing high-quality curriculum resources for teaching secondary mathematics.
  2. Demonstrated experience designing and delivering professional learning, in face-to-face and online environments, for a range of teacher audiences.
  3. High level written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Very well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to self-manage, provide guidance and support for others.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues, contribute to a supportive work climate, and deliver results as a team. 
  6. Commitment to workplace diversity and inclusivity, workplace participation, health and safety, and equity principles. 

Desirable:

  1. Experience leading school education initiatives, including the development of curriculum resources and professional learning for mathematics teachers.
  2. Understanding of and commitment to the not-for-profit and/or education sectors.

Contact Details

Further information on the position is available from:

Name:  Kristen Tripet, Program Manager, reSolve
Phone: (02) 6201 9483
Email:   Kristen.tripet@science.org.au

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • Your Resume; and  
  • A cover letter summarising how you believe your skills and experience would be a good fit for the role (max 2 pages please)
  • Please apply via SEEK
  • Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 2nd November 2021

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

The Australian Academy of Science values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.  The Academy supports and promotes flexible work practices.

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