The Development Policy Centre is a research centre within the Crawford School of Public Policy. We undertake independent research and promote discussion in three areas: Australian aid effectiveness, the Pacific and Papua New Guinea, and global development policy.
As the Research Communications Coordinator you will work on a diverse range of research communications and outreach activities, with particular responsibility for the Centre’s Devpolicy Blog (as part of the editorial team), social media channels, newsletters, and website; and for promoting the Centre’s research through Australian media outlets. Under broad direction, the Research Communications Coordinator will: 1. Provide high level services to contribute to the editing and publication of the Devpolicy Blog; 2. Implement effective and innovative research and outreach communications activities for the Centre to strengthen its research profile in Australia and internationally and encourage engagement with the Centre’s work; 3. Engage with Centre staff to capture and communicate the research outputs undertaken within the Centre and translate this into engaging digital narratives for identified audiences; 4. Coordinate and contribute to the communication of the Centre’s outreach activities, including but not limited to seminars, guest lectures, events and conferences, 5. Manage the Centre’s website including but not limited to sourcing and creating content, collating, editing, formatting and uploading and creating content from papers and presentations. 6. Manage the development and production of the Centre’s outreach materials (for example: newsletters, posters, and pamphlets) ensuring compliance with ANU marketing guidelines; 7. Other duties consistent with the classification of the position and in line with the principles of multiskilling; and 8. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity.
You will have excellent writing and communications skills and a high attention to detail, and a proven track record in managing multiple priorities at a time and displaying sound judgement. Experience in the development sector and/or the Pacific region will be highly regarded. SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Degree in a relevant field with demonstrated experience in research communications in a complex organisation or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and qualifications/ training. Experience in the development sector and/or the Pacific region will be highly regarded. 2. Excellent editorial and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to identify and tell engaging, accurate stories, write creatively, communicate complex material and to present ideas with confidence. 3. Experience in the planning, production and delivery of high quality communications for print and digital media channels. Experience using innovative technologies and developing multimedia content and social media management would be highly regarded. 4. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach activities, ideally in a research environment. 5. Ability to maintain a flexible and proactive approach to tasks within a busy work environment and the ability to organise work priorities, and meet tight deadlines, with a high level of attention to detail. 6. Strong commitment to high quality customer service and the ability to consult, liaise and develop positive working relationships with a diverse range of people. 7. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context. ANU Officer Levels 6 and 7 are broad banded in this stream. It is expected that at the higher levels within the broadband occupants, through experience, will have developed skills and expertise enabling them to more independently perform the full range of duties at a higher level, and that more time will be spent on the more complex functions of the position.
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full-time, Fixed Term (3 years) - Contribute your communications expertise to promote the Centre’s research with a focus on aid, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy - Enjoy generous benefits including 17% superannuation - Work as part of a small team in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep - Be a part of Australia’s #1 university
Canberra, ACT 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. Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. For more information, please contact Acting Centre Manager, Beth Orton: P: 02 6125 1844 E: [email protected] Applications close: 24 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time