Board Director Vacancies

Help create a talent pipeline of gifted and talented students for Australia’s Science and Technology Sector

Australian Science Innovations (ASI) develops talent for Australia’s Science and Technology sector by inspiring gifted and talented students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

ASI identifies Australia’s “best of the best” students, and helps them reach their full potential in STEM by offering the life-changing opportunity to compete at the International Science Olympiads.

ASI mentors and challenges Australia’s most talented students, encouraging excellence, helping them establish life-long international networks, building their confidence and giving them clear pathways into a STEM career.

Australia currently ranks in the top 10 countries competing at the International Science Olympiads, and 94% of its Science Olympiad alumni are employed in STEM related fields.

2021 marks Australia’s 35th year of Science Olympiad excellence, and to celebrate ASI has expanded its offerings to allow younger students to compete at the International Junior Science Olympiad.

ASI also has a strong focus on:
• developing strategies to identify and support gifted and talented students from under-represented groups; and
• creating more opportunities to support high-achieving girls in STEM.

ASI is powered by a strong core of passionate staff and dedicated volunteers who use resources efficiently, monitor impact regularly, and are brave in adapting to change. The organisation’s strategy is underpinned by a business model that has strong participation rates, steady partnerships with industry and academia and secure Federal Government funding.

About the role

Expressions of interest are now sought for ASI Board Directors. We seek directors with broad governance and business skills, particularly with qualifications or extensive experience in the fields of government relations, digital marketing and communications, and/or fundraising.

In return you will become a valued member of a team that contributes to building Australia’s future prosperity and competitiveness by unlocking the potential of our youth.

The role is voluntary with relevant expenses paid. The Board meets four times per year via a combination of virtual and face-to-face meetings.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a short statement outlining your relevant skills and knowledge to by Sunday 20 June 2021.

For further information contact Ruth Carr, Executive Director, or 02 6125 6275.