Wonder of Science Program Officer

Brisbane, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UQ Graduate School - Wonder of Science Program

Wonder of Science is promoting a Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) culture in Queensland schools – where students and teachers understand the importance of STEM and believe that STEM education and careers are within their reach.

As well as working with metropolitan schools, the program includes a particular focus on regional and remote Queensland schools - including Indigenous and disadvantaged communities. Wonder of Science supports implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science and promotes strategic partnerships – linking schools with university and industry partners.

Wonder of Science provides Young Science Ambassadors (PhD research students) for school visits and student conferences. The ambassadors are inspiring and passionate mentors and role models for both students and teachers, and are ‘bringing STEM to life’ in Queensland schools.

Information about the Wonder of Science program can be accessed at: http://www.wonderofscience.com.au/

The role

The Program Officer supports the Manager, Wonder of Science, to promote, implement and evaluate the program in schools across Queensland. The role will liaise with relevant university and school personnel to support recruitment, training and mobilisation of the Young Science Ambassadors (YSAs) into schools.   This position will also assist in developing curriculum advice to schools, including the development and review of the Wonder of Science challenge tasks.

The person

The successful applicant will have a science or education degree with good understanding of primary and secondary education systems, as well as the national STEM education agenda. The position requires excellent communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders.

In addition, high-level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of software and the ability to manage busy workloads and competing priorities to meet program deadlines, is critical. The applicant must have a Blue Card or the ability to obtain one through the Working with Children Check, and a current driver’s license with the ability to travel throughout Queensland with overnight stays when required.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6 for up to 24 months. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $ 86,822 - $93,558 p.a.).

Position Description

504082_3037114_ Program Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Robyn Bull on +61 7 3346 0503 or robyn.bull@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and one page response to the first two Selection Criteria.

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