Climate change is affecting communities all over Australia, with 2020 the joint hottest year ever recorded (along with 2016). In response, ANU has committed to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), in line with commitments to be net greenhouse gas neutral by 2025 and negative by 2030, via the ANU Below Zero Initiative.
ANU is in a unique position to lead societal transformation by combining on-campus climate action with our world-leading climate and energy research and teaching to develop innovative solutions at an institutional and individual level. The University has the capacity to promote these innovations and provide leadership to other organisations in Australia and worldwide. The Below Zero Engagement Manager plays a key role in planning and managing Below Zero’s engagement activities, including integration with teaching, facilitating Below Zero research projects, internships and guest lectures, and establishing and supporting community engagement and communications programs. Under broad direction the Engagement Manager will: 1. Design, implement and evaluate an effective and innovative engagement strategy for Below Zero across the ANU community in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and work groups. 2. Manage the engagement of lecturers across ANU to develop and incorporate Below Zero lectures and research projects into their teaching, ensuring these opportunities are promoted widely and that Below Zero research projects are publicly available via the website and can be built on year after year. 3. Provide high-level strategic and operational advice to the Below Zero Management Group and Advisory Committee regarding integration with research and teaching, communications, engagement and outreach strategies. 4. Manage the development and implementation of a strategic communication plan in consultation with the Business Manager and other staff, encompassing media relations, social media, events and digital communications developing engaging print and digital narratives for identified audiences. Take the lead role in communicating an ANU emissions reduction roadmap to a wider national and global audience. 5. Build partnerships with other universities and organisations who are undertaking emissions reduction activities and share the learnings, and in collaboration with professional and academic staff, lead the development of internal and external student internships. 6. Manage the collation and reporting of Below Zero outcomes for internal and external reporting purposes, including but not limited to the ongoing project management and administration of annual reporting 7. Contribute to the development and delivery of Below Zero outreach activities and manage Below Zero outreach materials (including web, emails, social media campaigns, brochures and reports) including but not limited to content development and formatting, and liaison as necessary with the University Marketing Office. 8. Contribute to the organisation of, and communications around seminars, workshops, conferences and events, as required and which may involve some travel. 9. Other duties as required, consistent with the classification of this position. 10. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity
To excel in this role, you will have experience in community engagement, communications, change management, research management and / or education development. Qualifications or experience in climate change mitigation, adaptation, emissions accounting, energy and / or environmental communications will be highly regarded. You will be a strong communicator and collaborator with excellent interpersonal skills. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Progress towards postgraduate qualifications, with extensive relevant experience in community engagement and communications. Qualifications or experience in climate change mitigation, adaptation, emissions accounting, energy and /or environmental communications would be highly regarded. We encourage applications from candidates with transferable skills and experience, for example with a background in change management, research management or education development. 2. Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of communications, outreach and stakeholder engagement plans and strategies, and an understanding of their context in a university or similarly complex environment. 3. Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on communicating complex concepts clearly and concisely as well as a demonstrated ability to effectively present ideas and materials and disseminate information to a broad range of audiences and stakeholders, both orally and in writing. 4. Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, consultation and negotiation skills, including the ability to build and maintain effective relationships across all levels of an organisation and to build and maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships. 5. Demonstrated experience in the planning, production and delivery of high-quality material for print and digital media channels. Experience using innovative technologies and developing multimedia content and social media management would be highly regarded. 6. Ability to maintain a flexible, collaborative and proactive approach to tasks within a busy work environment, including establishing clear work priorities and meeting multiple tight deadlines with high quality, accurate results. 7. A demonstrated high level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EO policies in a university context.
Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Administration) Salary Package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Fixed Term, 2 years, Full time or Part time 0.8 FTE
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents - A statement addressing the selection criteria, and - A current curriculum vitae (CV). Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. For more information about the position please contact Clare de Castella, Business Manager, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions via [email protected] Applications close: 22 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time