If you’re a high school science teacher, the name Stile might ring a bell.
Over the last few years, our popular science teaching and learning resource has been used in classrooms across the country to engage students in real-world science and help them build the skills they’ll need to thrive. Today, almost half a million Australian students and their science teachers use Stile.
With an ever-expanding community of Stile schools in NSW, we are looking for a passionate science teacher to join the team in Sydney.
This position is perfect for a teacher looking to expand their impact beyond the classroom and enhance the education of tens of thousands of students. With a combination of working from home and visiting schools, it’s also ideal for anyone looking for a more flexible working environment. (That’s right - you can grab a snack without waiting for a bell to sound!)
Ultimately you would be responsible for providing support to teachers as they experience using Stile for the first time. You’d be regularly delivering PD to teachers and applying your classroom experience and pedagogical expertise to consult with faculty and school leaders. You’d also be strategising to solve the problems uniquely relevant to teachers in NSW, and building a strong network of STEM leaders across the state.
This is a sales role, but it’s a sales role like no other. It’s fun, light and centered around a genuine mission to better science education. You don’t need any sales experience - we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
A cover letter (no more than a page) explaining why you're going to smash this role out of the park. Include a paragraph on which Behaviours of an Effective Stile-ist most resonate with you or which you disagree with and why.
Address your letter to Josh Ravek
Applications close Monday the 8th November at 5:00pm AEST.
For more information on our hiring process, please refer to our hiring process.
We can't wait to hear from you!
You’ll join an amazing 60-strong team of educators, scientists, artists and engineers. Specifically, you'll form an integral part of our Community Team which is made up of teachers, dotted around Australia. Stile is a workplace where everyone genuinely cares about, and is working towards, improving scientific literacy amongst our young citizens.
You’ll be extremely well supported. We value our people, and it’s important to us that they’re happy. We have strong management and feedback frameworks, an Employee Assistance Program and a progressive parental leave policy.
You’ll be working on something that really matters. In partnership with teachers, we’re coaching students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers.
You’ll build an incredible network of teachers, school leaders and STEM professionals in NSW.
Flexibility. We expect that you work hard, but you do so from home and you’re the master of your own schedule.
Regular trips to Stile HQ in Melbourne for internal PD, team building and celebratory events (pending border reopening, of course). We’ll even fly you over for an annual company snow trip!
A Mac laptop, phone and car allowance, and a generous home office allowance.
Visiting schools and discussing best practice science teaching with like-minded educators
The majority of your time will be spent on the road, visiting schools. Mostly these schools will be in Sydney, but you may occasionally find yourself booking trips around regional NSW too.
These school visits mostly occur as a school moves through a trial of Stile. To begin with, you’ll pop into schools for scheduled introductory chats with Heads of Science or school leaders. From there, you’ll run PD for the science department, ensuring they’re confident using Stile in class. You might drop into a staffroom with morning tea or find yourself teaching a class to model best practice teaching with Stile. Ultimately, you’re looking to form strong relationships with teachers and leadership.
If you ask the teachers in our Community Team, they’ll tell you this is the best part of this job! Stile - our resources and our service - has an incredible reputation, and it’s rewarding to use your passion and expertise in a way that really improves the quality of science teaching and learning.
Building relationships with those in the local STEM community is key to being successful in this role. For this reason, you’ll be in regular attendance at local events and conferences. Once you have established a network, you’ll even find yourself hosting events to unite leaders within the community to share ideas.
Continuing to hone your own skills and knowledge
We’re life-long learners at Stile, so we’re always looking to improve our practice. You’ll find yourself reading up on the latest negotiation strategies, or learning about the latest trends in education technology. You can also expect to spend time peer-reviewing work with your colleagues, ensuring we’re always delivering the best possible service. When travel allows, the sales team comes together for a training and planning week 2-3 times per year.
It’s not a deal-breaker, but you’re probably a secondary school science teacher with a few years of experience under your belt.
You’re knowledgeable about science education and you’re across the latest trends in education technology and pedagogy. Importantly, you share our passion for improving science education in Australia, and genuinely want to help ensure our young people leave school ready to tackle tomorrow’s problems.
You are likeable and empathetic. A strong communicator that can build positive relationships and really put yourself in someone else’s shoes; understanding their problems and working to help fix them.
You're eager to learn. Super eager. You soak up feedback, incorporate it, and are constantly driven to be better.
You’re proactive and strategic. A hard worker who gets stuff done. You’re motivated to work independently, but love contributing in a team environment.
This is a full time, permanent role based in Sydney (we don’t mind where in Sydney). When you’re not on the road, you will be working from home - we’ll ensure you are set up with everything you need to be productive.
Work hours are flexible, but generally fall in line with a typical 9-5 day. Usually your school visits and PD sessions will run before or after school, or anything in between.
You’ll be regularly driving to schools, so you’ll need your own car (don’t worry, we cover your expenses). Semi-regular travel will be required within NSW to visit schools, and interstate for Stile events and training.