You will undertake project, research and advocacy activities in line with the Centre’s research strategy and work under the broad direction of the Associate Director, Research, Innovation & Reform.
As the Senior Advisor, Research & Advocacy, you will undertake project, research and advocacy activities in line with the Centre’s research strategy and work under the broad direction of the Associate Director, Research, Innovation & Reform. You will work closely with the Associate Director to identify and monitor emerging trends and developments in innovative justice; conduct discrete pieces of research to support the Centre’s work; contribute to the preparation of grant applications as well as applications for ethics approval in a range of contexts; support the co-ordination of research activities; draft submissions to inquiries and; and assist the ADs in the production of high quality written publications on behalf of the Centre. In addition, you will also be responsible for the day to day running of projects, liaise with stakeholders and represent the CIJ at stakeholder meetings and forums; this may include public speaking engagements.
As the successful applicant, you will have: • Previous experience in complex research, policy analysis and policy development in a field or fields relating to the work of the Centre • Proven track record of producing high quality written publications and influencing policy outcomes • Working knowledge of the process of law reform, including government, legislative and political processes, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and public interest litigation • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary issues impacting the justice system, and good knowledge of the network of public, private and community institutions and agencies constituting the justice system • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and to work in a self-directed environment as well as part of a team, and capacity to work across disciplines and organisational boundaries • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relations as well as ability to translate complex ideas into language suitable for a variety of audiences
Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other. Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.
Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University