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Program Manager

Organisation : BrainSTEM Ltd.

Location : Melbourne, Online

Time required : 3-month to start with and potentially on-going

Duration of project : 3-month

Skill area : Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Education & Employment

Application closing date : 31 Aug, 2021

About the role

You are passionate about supporting young people and helping them find their voice.
You are either qualified in/or passionate about STEM and addressing the lack of equity/diversity in the STEM field.

You are good at keeping things on track, have managed, run and/or delivered projects involving many stakeholders.

Your enthusiasm and ability to work independently will be a great fit to our existing team.

You can be based ANYWHERE in Australia.

About the organisation

Organisation name : BrainSTEM Ltd.
Since its inception in 2016, BrainSTEM has delivered fourteen 12-week team-based STEM mentoring programs through >45 mentors from academia and industry. Over 600 high school students (67% girls and 55% students from under-represented backgrounds) benefited from receiving in excess of 5000 hours of mentoring. Recognised as influential in closing the STEM gender gap, BrainSTEM (in partnership with five leading universities and organisations including The University of Canberra, The University of Melbourne and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Biomechanics) was awarded a 2021 Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grant supported by Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to run a national mentoring program for girls from under-represented backgrounds. As a young forward-thinking non-profit organisation, I have continually developed and innovated BrainSTEM’s mentoring program. Specialised coaching workshops for mentors, design thinking and problem solving mini-workshops for high-school students have resulted in an increased interest in STEM engagement. Observing first-hand the benefits of mentoring and the transformational outcomes it delivers, the need for a research led, targeted and scalable mentoring methodology is crucial for Australia’s future.
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Please quote in application: Program Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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