Director, Young Entrepreneurs Academy of WA

Curtin University of Technology
September 18, 2023
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Job Reference: 1111835

Young Entrepreneurs Academy based at Curtin University

The mission of this new and exciting initiative, which is the result of a collaboration of several other organisations, is to enable greater participation in and delivery of entrepreneurial education within the Western Australian school system. In doing so, we aim to contribute to a diversified and future focused workforce that leads to the development of the economy for the circular benefit of all.

Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute (BBI)

The BBI was launched in 2018 to support and guide All Saints' College in its core business of providing a world-leading Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 teaching and learning environment for students and staff. BBI explores and implements new and flexible structures and practices for learning that recognise, and are focused on, our diverse student cohorts' interests, abilities, passions and skills, and that are committed to nurturing future- enabled young people.

To learn about BBI, please visit https: // www.

Your new role

This position is an appointment at Curtin University with deliverables for All Saints' College, Beyond Boundaries Institute. You will lead a newly established Academy at Curtin University, and you will also work with All Saints' College as the Director of Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute (BBI) through the collaboration which Curtin has developed with BBI.

You will play a pivotal role in inspiring and empowering young minds with the foundations of entrepreneurship. Your innovative leadership will be crucial in designing and implementing engaging and age-appropriate educational programs that instil creativity, problem-solving, and a spirit of innovation in K-12 students. You will collaborate closely with educators, community partners, and researchers to create a lasting impact on the future of entrepreneurship education.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy within the K-12 Entrepreneurial Education Project, aligning with the project's goals and the university's mission.
  • To advocate and lobby for a future focused education system, one that develops the capacity of young people to thrive and flourish in a rapidly changing world.
  • Design and deliver age-appropriate entrepreneurship education programs, curriculum, and resources for K-12 students.
  • Collaborate with educators to integrate entrepreneurial concepts and activities into existing K-12 curriculum, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset across subjects.
  • Establish, monitor and progress the development of a world class community of practice for School leaders, educators and students.
  • Create engaging workshops, interactive activities, and events that cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in young learners.
  • Establish partnerships with schools, educational organisations, and community stakeholders to expand the reach and impact of the project.
  • Provide training and professional development to teachers, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to deliver effective entrepreneurship education.
  • Manage the administration and budget of the Entrepreneurs Academy, ensuring efficient resource allocation.
  • You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of these roles.

    Prior to appointment, the preferred candidate will need to have a current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain one.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Danelle Cross, Director, Entrepreneurship, IP Commercialisation via email [email protected] . About Curtin

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us!

    Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate two paged document addressing the selection criteria noted in the Position Description to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description and Duty Statement, please copy and paste the following links into your web browser.

    Director, Young Entrepreneurs Academy of WA PD - https: //

    Director of Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute duty statement – https: //

    Please note: The University uses working titles from time to time, and this may result in discrepancies between titles referenced in our job advertisements and the supporting position descriptions. Should you be shortlisted for the position, this can be explained further in your interview.

    Applications close: 2PM AWST, Monday 18th September 2023.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quoting the Job Reference.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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