VCE SCIENCE LEAD

Available: 2 Vacancies

VCE Program


VCE is an important milestone for students across Victoria. It represents the culmination of 13 years of schooling and the key to opening the door to one’s dream career. Our VCE program is designed to support high school students across Victoria in realising their full potential, especially those who, for reasons that are largely outside of their control, are finding it difficult to achieve their personal goals. Unlike many traditional VCE programs, which charge exorbitant fees that serve only to widen the gap of disadvantage, our VCE program, delivered by extraordinary high school graduates out of their own generosity of spirit, operates on a pay-what-you-can model, with all profits going to a designated cause committed to advancing a specific SDG at the end of the year.

Position purpose

The VCE Science Lead works with the Director of the VCE Program to spearhead the development and delivery of the VCE Science tutoring program. 


Role and place within the organisation

The VCE Science Lead works under the supervision of the Director of the VCE Program and is part of the Operations Division of the organisation. 


Position duties and responsibilities

  • Develop the structure of the VCE Science tutoring program

  • Recruit, manage and support VCE Science team members and support them in achieving their specific duties, including content creation and program delivery

  • Communicate regularly with the Director of the VCE Program to ensure achievement of the program’s long-term goals

  • Chair all VCE Science team meetings

  • Attend all VCE Science team meetings, VCE Program meetings and Operations Division meetings as required

  • Liaise with external stakeholders regarding the VCE Science program as required

  • Serve as a good ambassador for Teaching For Impact (at events, online, and in the community)

  • Identify issues within team, program and division and either address or escalate as appropriate


Desirable attributes

  • A recent graduate from VCE, with demonstrated excellence in at least one VCE Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) 

  • Commitment to the role

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience of working within and/or leading a team 

  • Willingness to work respectfully within a team environment

  • Genuine passion and interest in education and the sustainable development of our planet

  • Willingness to put in extra effort when required


What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to pioneer an innovative VCE Science program to facilitate meaningful change for high school students across Victoria, especially those from a disadvantaged background 

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing youth-led, not-for-profit organisation 

  • Opportunity to connect with passionate, like-minded individuals from a range of disciplines

  • Opportunity to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs

  • Experience leading and managing a small- to medium-sized team

  • Formal recognition of your contribution at the end of your tenure and opportunity to acquire strong references for future job and volunteer applications


Application steps

  • All interested applicants are to submit a Google Form application by 11.59 PM, Wednesday 16 December 2020. 

  • Interviews will be held for suitable candidates from Friday 18 December 2020 to Sunday 20 December 2020. 

  • Suitable candidates are to attend the interview at the specified date and time

    • Interviewee will be assessed on core qualities including leadership commitment, passion, organisational skills and time management. 

    • Failure to attend interview will result in an unsuccessful application