Community Education Officer

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/022083C
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 022083 Gr 3 Community Education Officer PD 051219.doc (Word, 151KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Anna-Leisa Vietz
03 9032 7185

Position Details


  • $68,884 - $83,640(Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

The position of Community Education Officer forms part of the Agricultural Victoria Research Branch within Agricultural Victoria. Agriculture Victoria works with industry and community stakeholders to support the agriculture, food and fibre sector to become more globally competitive, innovative and resilient.

The Community Education Officer will coordinate and deliver community education initiatives to deliver STEM skill development into the community, as a pathway to employment and wellbeing.

Reporting to the Community Education Manager, the key accountabilities for the role include:

  • Deliver STEM-related community education workshops to a range of priority and special interest groups, including school students and teachers, using contemporary delivery modes incorporating digital technologies.
  • Train and manage casual presenters for workshops, coordinate rosters and model high professional standards.
  • Contribute to development, updating and continuous improvement of learning resources that showcase current research and innovation by Agriculture Victoria Research, maintaining links with relevant curricula and incorporating contemporary pedagogical approaches to STEM education.
  • Liaise with community education stakeholders to schedule workshops and maintain an accurate database of programs and participants.
  • Implement and update evaluation system to capture feedback, monitor and maintain high workshop standards and report on workshop metrics.

For a confidential discussion, please call Anna-Leisa Vietz, Community Education Manager on 03 9032 7185.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the valid Drivers Licence and current Working with Children Check.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 28 January 2020.

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