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Lead Agriculture Teacher

Job No: 120257
Location: Walla Walla

  • Innovate and lead Agriculture Studies in the NSW Southern Riverina Community!
  • Empower students to build a sustainable future in the farming sector!
  • Join a community minded and forward thinking College!
  • Attractive salary circa $90,000 - $111,000, plus super, responsibility allowances, and relocation assistance!

About the Organisation

Centered around providing an education that is complete, distinctive and of quality, St Paul’s College aims to empower their students so that they may shape and enrich the world.

Founded in 1948 on the desire to bring a caring Christian secondary education to the local community, the College has become an integral part of the Walla Walla community, a town located approximately 30 minutes north of Albury and steeped in proud agricultural and manufacturing history.

The College specialises in and is renowned for providing programs in equine, academics, agriculture, and boarding. Surrounding the College campus is an 85-hectare farm.

To learn more about the proud history and future plans for St Paul’s College, please visit their website.  

About the Opportunity

St Paul's College now has a rewarding opportunity for a Lead Agriculture Teacher to join their passionate community. Based in Walla Walla NSW, this full-time position will oversee and lead all facets of the agricultural program to provide an enriching, comprehensive experience for students

After expert community consultation, St Paul’s College has instilled a three-year Agricultural Development Strategy to enhance their storied agricultural program, aiming to put a concerted effort towards future-proofing farming practices in the region of Walla Walla. 

Reporting to the KLA Coordinator - Technology, this role will see you personally responsible for implementing sustainable and innovative ideas to enhance agricultural studies at the College. You will have three direct reports, all of whom will be responsible for different facets of the day-to-day management of the program. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Supporting the continued success of livestock show teams;
  • Liaising with local farmers, organising field trips and visits, participating in local events and community organisations – e.g. Landcare;
  • Attending after hours/weekend events and shows and organising an annual/bi-annual Senior Agricultural Tour;
  • Planning and implementing engaging and innovative theory-based lessons including ICT;
  • Reviewing existing programs at all Stages to include focus on new agricultural technologies, alternative agriculture, experimental trials etc. so as to engage and prepare students for successful future careers in the agricultural sector;
  • Liaising with the rural committee to ensure development of agriculture programs and contributing actively as a member of the College’s Agriculture Development Team; and
  • Liaising with Farm Manager in maintaining of the school farm.

To join a passionate College and help determine the future of agriculture in the region – “Apply Now”

About You

To be successful in this position you will have real life farming experience with both sheep and cattle, and have tertiary qualifications in either Agriculture, Education with a specialisation in AG studies, or Science with a major in Agriculture. You must also be accredited as a teacher in NSW prior to commencement

In addition, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to the Christian ethos and spiritual life of the College but are not required to be Christian yourself.

You will understand the complexity of agriculture in the region and will demonstrate a commitment to maintaining community confidence in agricultural studies.

You will demonstrate forethought and be willing to take a future oriented approach to implementing modern farming practices, and will be confident in engaging students in both the classroom and out on the farm.

A personable, hardworking and proactive leader, you will be sensitive to the needs of the community and will actively engage with all external stakeholders, motivating others and influencing outcomes.

This role will be well suited to someone who is knowledgeable about rural farming practices, community minded and demonstrates a commitment to empowering students to build a sustainable future in the farming sector.

Please note: The successful applicant must have a NSW Working With Children Check prior to commencement.

About the Benefits 

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $90,000 - $111,000 (commensurate with skills and experience), plus super and a responsibility allowance of up to $8,800, as well as relocation assistance if required.

St Paul’s College is innovative in thought and receptive to new ideas. The College is focused on supporting student wellbeing and is incredibly connected to the Walla Walla Community. On offer is the possibility for on-site teacher accommodation for individuals and families, as well as the ability to join an engaging learning environment with full support to implement your own innovative ideas

Shortlisted candidates will be able to participate in an all-expenses paid trip to St Paul’s College prior to role offer or acceptance.

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