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Coordinator, Senior Policy and Research

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Administration, Research

Fantastic opportunity to contribute to the strategic objectives of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS), a consortium think tank working with academia, community and government to support research, program and policy development.

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and fixed-term, 6 months with possibility of extension
  • HEW 8 $100,289+ 17% Superannuation 

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation is currently seeking a Senior Policy and Research Coordinator who is passionate about research and strengthening of strategic relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners for the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS). Liaising with multiple stakeholders including CRIS partners, governments, international and community organisations, you will play a key role in overall in day to day management and strategic objectives of CRIS.

A crucial element of your role will see you act as a key liaison between CRIS consortium partners, internal governance bodies, external stakeholders and coordinate across CRIS’s four Research and Program Streams. The role supports  operations relating to robust research translation and program delivery, including partnership coordination, contract milestones, timelines and management, meetings, engagement activities and coordination of monitoring and evaluation. The Senior Policy and Research Coordinator will drive policy translation activities as well as provide high-level support towards the development of relevant consortium partnership programs or proposals.

Your key responsibilities will include, and are not limited to:

  • Establishing relationships with a wide range of organisations, government agencies and community organisations, coordinating relevant events to explore implementation topics and experiences, and identifying opportunities to develop and advocate for strong evidence-based policies and programs based on the policy translation of research findings.
  • Advocating and promoting CRIS and its research via knowledge sharing, public presentations and development of policy documents, including working collaboratively with the CRIS Communications and Engagement Officer to achieve CRIS’s goals.
  • Providing direct policy and/or programmatic expertise and advice to CRIS researchers, community organisations and governments seeking to develop policy or programs.
  • Supporting CRIS academic and community-based projects, including pathways for communities to access and contribute to research activities, and organising CRIS events and  relevant knowledge sharing opportunities.
  • Managing the monitoring and evaluation process in collaboration with CRIS consortium members, leadership and governance committees and relevant stakeholders.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification or progress towards a relevant postgraduate qualification; or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in translating research outcomes into public policy-relevant formats.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and strengthening relationships and strong networking skills.
  • Experience in events management including planning, coordination, budgeting and liaison with a broad range of people, often from diverse cultural backgrounds and with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including government, community and industry sectors.


For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Senior Policy and Research Coordinator.pdf

Applications for this position close on 29 November 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working with Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience against the key responsibilities for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Yvonne Williams, Senior Administrator Officer on y.williams@deakin.edu.au or + 61 3 9251 7467.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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