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Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 28 Jan 2019

(HEO2) $23.90 to $33.58 per hour and employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Casual position

Unique opportunity to contribute to science education in South Australia as part of the University of Adelaide’s Science Academy

The Science Education Officer is part of the Faculty of Sciences Marketing and Recruitment team who deliver initiatives to attract future science students to the University of Adelaide.

The Science Education Officer will deliver interactive workshops, activities, and presentations as part of the University of Adelaide’s ‘Science Academy’.

The Science Academy is a flagship domestic recruitment program for local and regional secondary schools delivered to year 8-12 students by the Faculty of Sciences. The program aims to encourage students to study science subjects at school, connect students with real world science careers and provide a pathway to further study.

This position is available for a current University of Adelaide student or graduate with a background in science and interest in science communication and/or teaching.

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of, and the ability to relate to high-school students.
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills with the ability to develop a rapport with future students and secondary school teachers.
  • A high level of professionalism and enthusiasm with good customer service skills.
  • Ability to show initiative, proven time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Please note the following:

  • Police Check is required
  • DCIS Screening is required (we will assist successful applicants with process)
  • Must have a driver’s license and your own vehicle

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Select the following link: Position description - Science Education Officer and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria within your online application.

Applications close 11:55pm (ACST), 28 January 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Nicola Gaskell
Student Recruitment & Outreach Team Leader

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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