IMNIS Program Manager - Ignite

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Consulting & Strategy
Full time
Posted 20d ago

The IMNIS Program Manager – Ignite, will work with key stakeholders to attract significant numbers of IMNIS alumni, who have completed the one-year IMNIS Engage program, and match them to industry-led projects for a 3-6 month paid internship experience in the host organisation.

Reporting to the IMNIS Executive Director, the IMNIS Program Manager - Ignite is responsible for managing the program nationally and internationally. The position requires proficiency in managing people, prioritising competing deadlines, program management and relevant software, and high-level interpersonal and time management skills. The IMNIS Program Manager – Ignite will help to establish and manage multiple relationships across the STEM ecosystem - with individuals, companies, research organisations, governments, funding bodies and universities.

The successful candidate will be highly collaborative yet comfortable with a large degree of autonomy, bring a creative, solutions-focused and can-do energy to the role, and be able to demonstrate an open, professional and inclusive approach to managing relationships and collaborating with colleagues.

A Working with Vulnerable People/Children Check is required for this role. It is anticipated that the role will involve significant domestic travel, once restrictions have eased and borders are reliably open.


The responsibilities of the IMNIS Program Manager – Ignite will be to:

  • Lead and manage the successful delivery of the IMNIS Ignite program nationally and internationally, including program-related recruitment, induction, events, professional development and networking activities
  • Work creatively and collaboratively to develop a new pilot IMNIS program in-line with ATSE’s strategic goals and values, and then lead and manage their delivery and evaluation as appropriate
  • Network and engage broadly across the STEM ecosystem to connect with influential industry leaders, and recruit and identify member organisations to host IMNIS Ignite interns
  • Liaise with professionals at a wide range of member organisations to identify high quality industry-led projects, and ensure that this experience is of value and benefit to both the intern and the host organisation; manage contracts of engagement and related invoicing
  • Engage with IMNIS mentees and alumni to ensure they are aware of the IMNIS Ignite program and the benefits of an internship experience
  • Manage online and digital resources for the IMNIS Ignite program and communicate the impact and outcomes to all key stakeholders and more broadly across the STEM sector
  • Provide regular detailed updates and reports to the IMNIS Executive Director, Academy leadership and key stakeholders as requested or in accord with contractual agreements
  • This position will require operational transparency, supervision of IMNIS staff, and collegiate and respectful liaison with a range of colleagues within the ATSE Secretariat



1. Exceptional relationship management, representational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to network and communicate (written, oral, online) confidently with a wide variety of stakeholders (industry, academia, researchers, government) at the highest levels of leadership.

2. Outstanding skills in the management, delivery and evaluation of complex projects or programs as well as events, involving multiple stakeholders and interests, with outcomes and impact clearly demonstrated.

3. Experience or comprehensive knowledge of applied research, training and early career development pathways across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

4. High potential leadership skills, demonstrated business development and team management experience, and agile capabilities in working independently as well as part of a team.

5. Experience in the production of high-quality reports, submissions and papers to tight deadlines.

6. Energy and drive to make things happen with a passion and commitment to expand the skills as well as the research and career opportunities of postgraduate students and early career professionals.

7. Adept in using Microsoft and Adobe packages, and project and/or database management platforms.

8. Proven commitment to inclusion and belonging, and a good understanding of the issues around diversity and equality of opportunity.


  1. Post-graduate qualification in a STEM discipline with industry experience and/or 5+ years of program management experience in the Australian STEM sector or an Australian STEM-related industry.
  2. Competency with Sharepoint, Salesforce, Teams and/or other collaborative and customer relationship management platforms.

To apply 

ATSE is committed to working towards a diverse and inclusive workforce. We acknowledge, respect and value the differences of all our team members, and welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply. 

Applicants must provide a current resume with a cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses the essential selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. Applications close 5pm Sunday 31 October 2021. 

For further information please contact Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM, IMNIS Executive Director, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering by email or on 0488 438 001.

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