Principal Project Officer, Numeracy
The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors.It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.
We are looking for a Principal Project Officer, Numeracy who will be responsible for the Stage 6 Numeracy Project. This includes leadership, management and coordination of the Stage 6 Numeracy Content Endorsed Course (CEC) Pilot in schools across NSW and development of associated materials to support its implementation. A key element of this role is providing curriculum, planning, programming teaching and assessment support and advice. The Principal Project Officer also manages curriculum and assessment projects for the development and publication of programs and support materials designed to further promote quality teaching and learning in the Mathematics learning area.
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process.
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Applying for the role:
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The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages) and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.
Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 400 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.
Q1: Give an example of a situation when you provided professional learning (PL) to teachers about new syllabus implementation. How did you ensure all needs were met? What did the PL look like? What was the outcome? (400 words maximum).
Q2 : Describe a situation where you were required to complete a particular project that involved input from internal and external stakeholders from a range of contexts. How did you manage the project to ensure all stakeholders were heard? What was the final outcome? (400 words maximum).
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At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part- share basis time or job-share basis.
Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services.NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities. We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.
Location: 117 Clarence Street, Sydney
Work type: Temporary Fulltime October 1 2023
Closing date: 24 September 2020 11.59pm
Total Remuneration:$160,104 p.a Grade PEO (plus superannuation and leave loading
Contact: Nuala Cummins
Phone:02 9367 8196