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Australian Catholic University

Senior Research Officer


Job No:                     972795
Campus Location:   Melbourne
Functional Unit:       Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Engagement
Work Type:               Continuing full time
  • Provide high-level research and operational support
  • Promote community engagement research initiatives
  • Full-time, continuing position located in Melbourne 

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield. 

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. 

The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement provides leadership, advice and support in ACU’s community engagement strategy including the strategic frameworks that implement the new measurement of research engagement and impact. The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement is responsible for the development and implementation of ACU’s Community Engagement Strategy that includes integration of community engagement into ACU’s curriculum across all Faculties; contribution and expansion of community stakeholder relationships; and, broadening and deepening community engagement as a defining representation of the University’s mission. 

The Senior Research Officer will work closely with the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and other staff within the University, to ensure the timely and effective delivery of a range of community engagement and mission related research projects. The Senior Research Officer will liaise extensively with stakeholders from ACU’s community partners and other organisations that collaborate with the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement.

As the Senior Research Officer you will: 

  • Provide high level research and operational support to the Pro Vice-Chancellor on a range of community engagement related research projects
  • prepare and maintain the research budget
  • manage and facilitate research activities, analyse and interpret data and ensure research is implemented in accordance with ACU research protocols
  • manage successful working relationships with key team members and stakeholders to promote community engagement research objectives and initiatives.

 

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate: 

  • completion of a PhD in a health or social science or related discipline with subsequent relevant training and experience in a large and complex research organisation
  • experience in ethics applications, proposal writing preparation and in varied research designs
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • an ability to communicate with impact and purpose using high level written communication skills in writing research papers and making contributions to journal articles. 

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

 

How to Apply: 
Obtain the Position Description Download File Senior Research Officer Final PD.pdf . Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $107,331 - $119,997 pa, including salary component $90,696 - $101,399 pa Higher Education Worker Level 8, employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

 

General enquiries can be directed to Sandra Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement on (03) 9953 3709.

 

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

 

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

 

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 21 September 2017

Advertised: 07 Sep 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

 

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Australian Catholic University

Research Projects Coordinator


Job No:972793
Campus Location:Strathfield
Functional Unit:Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
Work Type:Fixed term full time

 

  • Work within the Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving research program
  • Full-time, fixed term role until December 2019
  • Located in Strathfield initially and moving to North Sydney

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

 

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

 

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) is internationally recognised for theoretical, measurement and applied research. IPPE has a strong track record of prestigious external grants and awards, publications in international journals of high repute, collaborative links with leading international researchers and established relations with industry and community organisations. The Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving (ACIT) research program utilises a positive psychology framework to develop and implement strengths-based, research-derived approaches to Indigenous education and well-being. 

 

As the Research Projects Coordinator (ACIT), you will facilitate the timely completion of large-scale externally funded research projects by providing research administration support while being mindful of cultural sensitivity. The role also has supervisory responsibility for research administration. More specifically the position entails: 

  • overseeing recruitment and scheduling of subject participation, including adherence to ethics and other procedures
  • building and maintaining relationships and communication with Ethics Committees, stakeholders and other ACU staff
  • compliance reporting and progress in accordance with projected timelines
  • supporting the preparation and submission of grant applications.

In addition to a Working with Children clearance, you will need:

  • a degree in Education and/or Psychology and experience in research project management
  • research project management experience
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • experience with preliminary analysis of large scale / longitudinal survey data and competency with statistical analysis or coding of qualitative and quantitative data.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

 

How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description (PD Research Projects Coordinator.pdf). Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $99,129 - $107,286 pa, including salary component $83,765 - $90,658 pa (HEW Level 7), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Professor Janet Mooney, Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (02) 9701 4660

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit: www.acu.edu.au/careers

Applications Close: Monday 25 September 2017


 

Australian Catholic University

Portfolio Coordinator


Job No:                     972802
Campus Location:   North Sydney
Functional Unit:       Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Work Type:               Continuing full time

  • Support the delivery of ACU’s strategic research initiatives
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research portfolio
  • Full-time continuing position based in North Sydney

 

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield. 

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio, headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), is responsible for management of the University’s research strategy, policies, governance, organisational reporting, research-related committees, and research activity undertaken by the faculties, schools, and research Institutes. The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, collaborates with the faculties in implementing the strategic research direction of the University and provides the financial and administrative framework to support research excellence. 

The Portfolio Coordinator provides high level support and advice to the Executive team and Research Executive Advisor, and oversees the development and implementation of processes associated with strategic initiatives of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research. The position also manages the administrative and day to day operations of the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research to support the delivery of organisational goals and associated reporting. 

As Portfolio Coordinator you will: 

  • Conduct benchmarking and other research activities to support and contribute to the strategic direction of the portfolio
  • monitor and maintain the team’s annual budget
  • manage strategic projects and propose new initiatives and changes to contribute to the development of the portfolio
  • develop and implement processes and strategies that will deliver high level support to Executive leaders of the portfolio

     

 To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate: 

  • Completion or progress towards a postgraduate qualification, with extensive relevant experience and an understanding of the tertiary education sector
  • an ability in written expression and experience in developing a range of professional reports
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity,  Mission and ethos of the University
  • excellent communication skills and an ability to develop strong collaborative relationships across the portfolio and with stakeholders across ACU.

     

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

 

How to Apply: 
Obtain the Position Description (Portfolio Coordinator ODVCR 14108 HEW 8 PD.pdf). Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply

Total remuneration valued to $110,551 - $123,597 pa, including salary component $93,417 - $104,441 pa Higher Education Worker Level 8, employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 

General enquiries can be directed James McLaren, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Research Office on 02 97392435. 

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. 

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged. 

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers” 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 27 September 2017

 

Advertised: 13 Sep 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Sep 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Australian Catholic University

Post-Award Officer


Job No:                     972799
Campus Location:   North Sydney
Functional Unit:       Research Grants and Contracts
Work Type:               Continuing full time

  • Manage post-award administration
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Full-time continuing position based in North Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield. 

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio, headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), is responsible for management of the University’s research strategy, policies, governance, organisational reporting, research-related committees, and research activity undertaken by the faculties, schools, and research institutes. The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) collaborates with the faculties in implementing the strategic direction of research at ACU and provides the financial and administrative framework to support research excellence. The Post-Award Officer sits within Research Grants, in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio. 

As the Post-Award Officer you will: 

  • be responsible for the effective management and administration of external grants associated with post-award matters
  • review post-award related policies and processes ensuring compliance
  • liaise with internal and external partners and stakeholders to develop effective working relationships in support of research excellence
  • manage non-financial aspects of the University’s award reporting obligations. 

To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate: 

  • a relevant degree as well as experience in managing grants awarded by ARC, NHMRC and other funding bodies
  • experience and ability to correctly interpret funding rules, guidelines and funding agreements
  • ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • experience in managing research data by using data management systems. 

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

 

How to Apply: 
Obtain the Position Description (Post Award Officer ODVCR 14101 HEW 7 PD.pdf). Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply

Total remuneration valued to $99,129 - $107,286 pa, including salary component $83,765-90,658 pa Higher Education Worker Level 7, employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 

General enquiries can be directed Jeanine Parsons, Senior Manager, Research Services on 02 9739 2167. 

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. 

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged. 

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 28 September 2017

 

Advertised: 14 Sep 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 28 Sep 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time


 

Macquarie University

Project Manager, Data Science and eResearch


Job no:                     500586
Work type:               Part Time
Vacancy type:          Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories:              Administration

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) [DVCR] is responsible for the development and strategic enhancement of Macquarie University's research, research training, and innovation profile as well as the creation, support and advancement of local, national and international research collaborations and partnerships.   

The PVC Research Performance and Innovation Portfolio aims to sustain and grow the university’s research profile through the development and implementation of strategies to build research innovation, capacity and capability and leverage commercialisation opportunities.

The Role 

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research is currently seeking a suitably qualified individual to consult with key stakeholders across the University to develop, plan and implement projects within the newly created Data Science and eResearch Team. Reporting to the Director, Data Science and eResearch, you will:

  • Work closely with researchers and staff to contribute to the strategic development, requirements gathering, planning and implementation of Data Science and eResearch projects across the University
  • Build and manage relationships and work in collaboration and consultation with internal and external stakeholders across the entire project life-cycle to identify, scope and deliver projects including but not limited to:
    • Coordination of Data Science and eResearch capability development (outreach, engagement, training) for academic and professional staff and research students
    • Support for communities of practice
    • Evaluation, selection and delivery of a research data platform, including development of associated policies and procedures
    • Coordination of an eResearch readiness audit
  • As part of a small team, contribute to the administrative management of the team

This role will suit individuals with a background in solutions architecture, business analysis, project ownership or application of similar skills within a project coordination role. You will draw on your experience to translate between potentially non-technical clients and IT analysts, encouraging innovative, critical and ethical solutions to data approaches.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  • A relevant degree or equivalent qualifications, and experience in strategic planning and managing the entire lifecycle of complex projects involving change management
  • Knowledge of the university or research sector
  • Sound knowledge of project management methodologies, practices and principles and the ability to develop and implement evaluation processes to support effective project outcomes
  • Knowledge of data science and/or high performance computing and/or familiarity with digital scholarship practices
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels of an organisation including senior stakeholders to gain consensus on strategic initiatives

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: from $99,218 – $110,402 (pro-rata) (HEW Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Part-time job share (3 days per week), on a 3 year fixed-term contract

Specific Role Enquiries: Shawn Ross, Director, Data Science and eResearch on shawn.ross@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Melissa Mesiti, HR Consultant on melissa.mesiti@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Monday 2 October 2017 at 11.55 pm (AEDT)

Position Description:  Project Manager, Data Science and eResearch PD

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.
 

Advertised: 20 Sep 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 02 Oct 2017 AUS Eastern Daylight Time


 

University of Technology Sydney

Research Development Associate


Research & Innovation Office

Job Summary
The UTS Research and Innovation Office is recruiting for a Research Development Associate to partner with our high quality researchers and their collaborators to develop high quality research grant, fellowship and centre proposals, and to contribute to the development of a culture of research excellence at UTS.

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) is responsible for supporting the growth of university research. The Research and Innovation Office has four functional areas - Research Operations and Management, Research Engagement, Strategic Grants Development and Research Intelligence and Quality.

The Research Development Associate will work in the Strategic Grants Development Team and will report to the Research Development Strategist (RDS).  The Strategic Grants Development Team supports the development of strategies for improving UTS’ success in gaining funding from ARC and NHMRC funding schemes as well as other externally competitive research centre schemes.

Detailed Description
This new appointment is seen as a development position leading to becoming a Research Development Strategist, which is a senior leadership role within RIO. As such, relevant development and training will be provided to the successful applicant.

The main duties/responsibilities of the Research Development Associate will be:

  • Identify and develop of research funding strategies and initiatives for major funding opportunities and prestigious grant schemes.
  • Provide expert advice to researchers on strategies and grant writing to produce high quality research proposals.
  • Support unsuccessful applicants with constructive feedback and strategies to improve their next submission.
  • Develop close working relationships with potentially successful applicants, research leaders across the University and colleagues in RIO to improve our grant application success.
  • Review and edit draft applications and provide strategic and valued feedback that influences researchers to make improvements to their proposals and projects at all stages of the grant application process.
  • Working with the Research Development Strategist, contribute to strategic advice to the University on grant outcomes and improvement strategies and manage internal funds (approximately $2 million) to ensure future success.

At Level 9, the Research Development Associate will take responsibility for discrete funding schemes and operate with full independence around major schemes.  To be considered for a level 9 appointment, the successful applicant will have to demonstrate a track record of performing at this level.

Main skills/experience required:

  • Understanding of the Australian Competitive Research Grant environment.
  • Experience in developing major policy objectives and strategic plans in relation to research and funding activities.
  • Experience in the development and success of major research grant applications and/or successful business case development.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building highly effective working relationships with research active academics and with other external and internal stakeholders.
  • University higher degree and/or relevant extensive experience.

Remuneration/Salary
Base Salary Range: $96,403 to $117,825 pa (HEW 8/9)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 3 years.

How to apply

Please visit the University of Technology Sydney website for more information.

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Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

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Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC99701.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 3rd October  2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


 

RMIT

Research Contracts Manager


  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until February 2018
  • $109,456 - $117,277 p.a (pro-rata) + Superannuation

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise where teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. The Research & Innovation Portfolio oversees research and research training across the University through the development and implementation of RMIT University’s strategic research priorities and managing research systems and reporting requirements.

The Role & your responsibilities

To apply, you must have expertise in reviewing legally binding research arrangements, have confidence in your ability to review contracts and have a positive and collaborative approach to working with your stakeholders. Knowledge of the research and innovation landscape in Australia is important because the job involves reviewing contracts relating to competitive grant awards as well as negotiated commercial research contracts. You will help researchers and other staff navigate internal compliance processes and help them assess commercial considerations and risks that arise in their contracts. You will work with the Senior Manager to help mentor a small team of research contracts officers and administrators. You may also work on specific projects regarding process improvement.

This role needs a person who can provide warm and friendly, high-level, customer-focussed service to internal and external stakeholders, has significant negotiation and influencing skills and a very keen eye for detail.

Skills & Experience Required

We are looking for a person with substantial experience in a legal, management and advisory role, preferably within the higher education sector.  You will have demonstrated experience in reviewing a wide range of legally binding agreements, and the ability to give clear, concise feedback and advice to stakeholders using natural language.

 

Your excellent communication skills and ability to advise, influence and negotiate effectively together with demonstrated ability to use initiative, judgement and problem-solving skills in order to provide creative and practical solutions to problems will be essential. Digital competence will be well regarded.

Legal skills will be well regarded in conjunction with excellent customer-service skills.

To Apply

For further information, please contact Michelle Paez-Kirkland on +61 3 9925 0436 or to view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 558386

Applications close on Tuesday 3 October 2017. Applicants are requested to separately address each item of key selection criteria in 5 lines or less. 

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.


 

 

Charles Darwin University

Executive Officer - Research and Innovation


  • Position Number: 8303
  • Position Classification: HEW Level 8/9

  • Organisation Unit: Office of Research and Innovation

  • Location: Casuarina Campus

  • Reporting Title: Director of Research, Office of Research and Innovation

  • Salary, superannuation and allowances in accordance with the CDU and Union Enterprise Agreement

 

Section 1: Business Unit Environment

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) existing research portfolio is impressive for a small, youthful university. CDU is ranked in the top 2% of world universities and is currently ranked 31st in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. CDU’s research intensity ranks alongside that of members of the Group of Eight research-intensive universities, a fact easily hidden by CDU’s size.
CDU is known as a university that undertakes research that results in positive impact and its primary research capabilities are housed in the Menzies School of Health Research, the Research Institute of Environment and Livelihoods, and the Northern Institute. The quality of CDU’s research is world class, confirmed recently by the 2015 Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA): 80% of CDU’s research assessed was rated at world standard or above.


Overseen by the Director of Research, and located in the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research and Research Training), the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) delivers high quality centralised research service across CDU. This support includes: business development and grant submissions; post award administration; ethics and integrity; higher degree research (HDR) student administration; research training for research staff and students, HDR scholarship management and training; and the collection, analysis and reporting of CDU’s research activities.

Section 2: Purpose of the role

The Executive Officer undertakes a range of high level tasks to strengthen and advance the research efforts of CDU. The role takes responsibility and supports the identification and implementation of special projects, strategic initiatives; research and analysis to inform management on strategic issues relating to research; and strengthening ORI’s business processes. The position is part of the ORI management team, which actively promotes an environment which strives for quality, excellence, respect and appreciation of others, reflection and continuous improvement.

 

Section 3: Key Accountabilities

 

The following accountabilities are not exhaustive and will include others as directed from time-to-time.

Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

  • Be responsible for scoping and implementing special projects and strategic initiatives as determined by the Director of Research. Project tasks will require the ability to exercise sound judgment through a high level of delegated responsibility. Projects are likely to require cross-functional engagement with key staff across CDU, and with external stakeholders, as appropriate.

  • Provide support for the convening of a range of meetings on research projects of importance to CDU. This may include undertaking research, tracking trends, preparing presentations; development of meeting agendas; drafting briefing papers and/or compiling pertinent background materials for attendees; and ensuring appropriate and effective communications with participants, as needed.

  • Assist in developing high quality proposals for departmental and/or organisational projects and initiatives, including for business development activities.

 

Research and Analysis

  • Analyze and evaluate research related policy initiatives, Commonwealth and State Government reports and legislation, and developments within the higher education sector generally.

  • Undertake self-directed research and analysis to support critical comment and briefings on strategic, operational and sector-wide issues relating to research.

 

Policy Development, Systems and Processes

In close collaboration with ORI’s management team, the Executive Officer will:

  • Support implementation of ORI business processes, underpinned by policy, and standardised guidelines and manuals.

  • Lead implementation of an ORI Communication and Engagement Strategy to improve the quality and regularity of interactions with CDU stakeholders.

 

Business Operations and Administration

  • Direct management, supervision and support of other teams from time to time.

  • May be assigned supervisory responsibilities in relation to small teams of administrative and professional staff, and provide executive support to committees as requested

  • Ensure efficient and effective management of incoming general business to ORI as coordinated by ORI’s Administration and Finance Officer. Responsibility will include liaising with other staff of the university as required and taking action to ensure that matters are dealt with in a timely and effective manner.

  • Financial management support to ORI’s Director and the Administration and Finance Officer

 

Liaison and Communication

  • Work with autonomy and deliver outcomes based on objectives set by the Director of Research.

 Work closely with the Managers of each ORI Team, and maintain influential and effective working relationships with staff in most areas of the University, and across a wide range of levels of responsibility. In particular, the Executive Officer will be required to establish effective working relationships with the University’s Colleges, Institutes and Centres, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, and University Finance.

 

For Appointment at HEW Level 9

  • Demonstrated capacity to conceptualise, develop and review major professional, management or administrative policies at the corporate level.

  • Significant high level creativity, planning and management functions.

Section 4: Selection Competencies

Essential competencies

  1. Relevant postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduate qualification and extensive relevant experience in shaping strategic thinking and advancing reform initiatives.

  2.  High level analysis skills, with ability to source and synthesize large amounts of information to inform recommendations and briefs.

  3. Knowledge and understanding of the research environment and current issues in Australian higher education relating to research, research training and research quality.

  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of stakeholders in an accurate, unambiguous and timely manner. Written skills must be of high quality and with an ability to produce under pressure within set time limits.

  5. An understanding of budgeting and financial management, and the ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

  6. Demonstrated project management, organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to work independently, to resolve workload conflicts, and to handle high volume and a variety of complex and sensitive matters.

 

Desirable competencies

  1. High level experience in shaping strategic thinking and advancing reform initiatives; track record of providing high level advice to secure major opportunities, involving complex partnership arrangements (at scale) and providing sophisticated analysis to multifaceted emerging policy developments.

  2. Demonstrated experience in the management of staff

 

Additional Selection Criteria for Appointment at HEW Level 9

  1. Demonstrated capacity to conceptualise and develop strategies to: enable CDU to position for major opportunities, to secure high quality partnerships, and respond to emerging policy developments.

  2. Significant high level creative, planning and management functions.

 

To Apply, click here.

Applications close on Tuesday 9 October 2017.