Full Time | Fixed Term until June 30, 2022, | Melbourne or Adelaide Salary $123,000 plus superannuation Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At the Lowitja Institute our research is built on priorities identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We aim to produce high impact research, tools and resources that will have positive health outcomes for Australia's First Peoples. To guide this effort the Lowitja Institute has identified five key principles that underpin our approach to research. These are: 1. Beneficence – to act for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the conduct of our research 2. Leadership by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3. Engagement of research end users (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities, policymakers, other potential research users) 4. Development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research workforce, and 5. Measurement of impact in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health.
The Communications and Events Manager is responsible for all the communication, media and marketing requirements of the Lowitja Institute. The role will oversee the development and oversight of all communications, media and marketing requirements, including those required to meet the Knowledge Translation objectives of the Strategic Plan. The Communications and Events Manager will oversee the establishment and maintenance of publishing practices to meet the high ethical and production quality standards of the Institute. The Communications and Events Manager is expected to personally contribute to the shaping and achievement of the annual Lowitja Institute’s Business Plan, which contributes to achievement of the Strategic Plan. Further, the Communications and Events Manager will encourage collegiality and a sense of belongingness within and across organisational teams that support or work with the Communications and Events team and contribute to a flourishing workplace culture that promotes the values of the Lowitja Institute. This position will require interstate travel and work out of hours as directed by the CEO.
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced Communications and Events Manager, with national or international standing, strong organisational and leadership skills, along with having a flexible and collaborative approach to engage with stakeholders. A post graduate qualification in Communications or Business Management and experience working within a publishing industry or a research organization would be desirable. The key responsibilities of the role include: • Develop, lead, and monitor the communication, media and marking requirements of the Lowitja Institute. In particular implementing the Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Plans. • Take responsibility for the coordination of the organisational, administrative, and financial actions of the Institute’s communications and publishing activities. • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant people within the Institute’s partner organisations, as well as with the research leadership and staff of the Institute, domestically and inter-nationally. • Work with the CEO and Board to design and implement the Lowitja Institute International national conference and other complex events of significance. • Supervise staff in the Communications and Events team, as well as procuring and managing sub-contractors. Key Selection Criteria 1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of matters concerning the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As well as an understanding of cultural safety in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander context with the ability to contribute to a culturally safe environment. 3. Experience in writing and editing high quality reports, newsletters, annual reports and other similar publications, especially in research. 4. Demonstrated ability in project management and able to show a track record of working well un-der pressure to meet tight timelines. 5. Strong leadership skills together with experience supervising and collaborating with a variety of personnel. 6. Innovative in determining best methods of communications for maximum impact with identified audiences.
· Salary sacrifice · Level 10 with annual leave loading · 14% Superannuation · An inclusive environment · Health Related Allowance · Professional Development Allowance
The role can be located in Melbourne or Adelaide. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “LOWITJA INSTITUTE - Executive Manager Communications and Events” Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum two pages] responding to the 6 selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Kelly Wolf Email: [email protected] Ph: 0417 290 711