The Learning Advisor will work as part of a small research training development and delivery team, reporting to the Director of Research Training. The Learning Advisor will collaborate with team members, Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates and other stakeholders both within and outside the University to support the yearly program of events for all HDR candidates at ANU.
The Learning Advisor will support HDR candidates in their learning journey at ANU, specifically with respect to their employability skills. They will help the ANU Researcher Development Team design, plan and run a broad program of events and workshops about research communication and leadership, in consultation with colleagues and stakeholders throughout the university. The Learning Advisor will be responsible for teaching and evaluating a program of events and workshops aimed at helping HDR candidates’ engage with industry and become more employable outside academia as well as within. 1. Develop and deliver high quality learning experiences for HDR candidates at ANU, with a special emphasis on facilitating candidates develop their research communication and industry engagement skills. This role will assist HDR candidates and early career researchers to better engage with industry and a broad range of stakeholders inside and outside academia. 2. Plan, develop and lead the end-to-end event running for our research communication and industry engagement workshop program, including oversight of all operational and logistical aspects around advertising workshop opportunities, communicating with candidates, delivery of the events/opportunities and evaluation activities. 3. Be the team expert on research communications; designing and delivering workshops that help people increase their research impact and reach. These workshops would include (but not be limited to) presenting research to expert audiences, preparing and delivering pitches for research funding and engaging non-expert members of the public in research. 4. Collect and analyse feedback on events and workshops and assist in developing meaningful evaluation reports that provide strategic advice to shape future educational activities. 5. Take responsibility for the developmental aspects of our HDR competitions program, including providing training and individual coaching for participants in, for example, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Liaise and collaborate with internal stakeholders to host large events engaging the public with HDR research at ANU. 6. Perform other duties as directed, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-tasking. 7. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity
SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. A Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field and/or extensive relative experience in teaching/facilitating at post-graduate level. Deep knowledge of how research is designed, funded and carried out in university settings and experience with communicating research/teaching communications outside of academic environments will be highly regarded. 2. Proven experience in workshop design and event running, including planning, delivery and evaluation. Proven ability to produce and deliver high quality, targeted learning materials. Proven ability to provide effective one on one coaching is desirable, but not essential. 3. High level of interpersonal and negotiation skills to engage and influence a range of stakeholders inside and outside a university context. The ability to co-ordinate individual work and meet deadlines while building positive working relationships with others. Ability to handle personal information with discretion and sensitivity. 4. Demonstrated ability to create engaging classroom experiences. Ability to deal with an inter-disciplinary classroom, specifically to be able to adapt teaching to the needs of HDR candidates of all ages and disciplinary backgrounds, including the humanities, science, law, business and arts and design. 5. Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to use a large range of online communications software and an ability to implement new digital tools and strategies. Experience managing social media and knowledge of how to leverage these tools for impact is highly desirable. 6. A demonstrated high-level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and occupational health and safety and a commitment to their application in a university context.
Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Administration) Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Fixed Term (12 months) - Work at Australia's leading university - Excellent remuneration and benefits package
Canberra ACT HOW TO APPLY In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.