Job opportunity: Program Director – ICT Summer Schools (0.2 FTE)

  • Unique opportunity to run a national program for secondary school students in digital technologies and coding
  • Lead your team to design and deliver curriculum for a residential and mentoring program
  • Supported by highly respected not for profit organisations currently delivering the maths, informatics and science Olympiads

The Australian Maths Trust (AMT), with support from Australian Science Innovations (ASI), will deliver a national program to inspire and challenge 60 students in years 9 and 10 in digital technologies and coding. The purpose of the program is to identify talented students from under-represented and/or disadvantaged groups and promote their interest in pursuing ICT pathways. The students will participate in a December or January residential program with a follow-up session in July, supported by one-on-one mentoring in the period between the residential schools. The program is funded by the Department of Education for four years.

The Program Director will lead the program and coordinate its operation.  Reporting to the Executive Director of AMT, you will be responsible for managing your team of staff, organising a teaching curriculum for the residential components of the program, and working with the mentoring consultant to establish a six-month mentoring program for each of the students. You will be supported by a program manager who will work closely with you and manage all the logistics and administration associated with the program. The successful applicant will be appointed on a part-time basis (equivalent to a 0.2 FTE) for a four-year period.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train and manage a team of mainly volunteer staff
  • Develop the academic timetable for the program
  • Contact and appoint keynote speakers from a variety of ICT disciplines
  • Work with the mentoring consultant to manage the mentoring program
  • Take overall responsibility for providing duty of care for the students during the residential components of the program
  • Assist with program evaluation.

Selection Criteria

  • Have a strong understanding of and interest in promoting ICT activities and pathways with an expertise in teaching one or more ICT subjects
  • Have proven organisational ability and the ability to work to a timeline
  • Be a good communicator with both peers and younger students
  • Have excellent staff management skills
  • Exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.

The successful applicant can be based anywhere in Australia.

For further information on the position, please contact AMT Executive Director Mike Clapper, mikec@amt.edu.au

Applications should be emailed to mikec@amt.edu.au by Monday 29 August 2016.