Research Proposal Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
Nov 13, 2019
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Nov 26, 2019
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Are you passionate about the role high-quality research and evaluation can have in helping to resolve complex social policy issues? Do you enjoy applying your analytic and strategic thinking skills to help create robust, innovative proposals to address diverse research and policy questions?

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is seeking an experienced Research Proposal Coordinator to manage the development and submission of high-quality tenders and proposals to a variety of funding agencies.

Who are we?

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is the Australian Government’s key independent research body and advisor in the area of family wellbeing. Based in Melbourne’s CBD, we are a leading provider of research and evaluation services to governments, community service agencies and universities, with a focus on child and family wellbeing.

Join with like-minded people to create, translate and communicate knowledge for impact. We provide a family-friendly workplace that supports the wellbeing and professional development of a diverse workforce.

In 2019 AIFS was in the top 12 organisations in the Australian Public Service (APS), for wellbeing and innovation.

About the Role

This role will lead and coordinate the development of research proposals from inception to submission. The role involves:

  • Identifying research ad funding opportunities;
  • Working with, and supporting, the internal research teams to develop high quality proposals;
  • Contributing substantively to proposals as required;
  • Co-ordinating, preparing and quality assuring project cost estimates, and
  • Coordinating handover of successful proposals to research teams

The role is located within the Strategy and Business Development team and reports to the Strategy and Business Development Manager

This role is offered on a part-time or full-time non-ongoing (temporary) basis of up to 18 months initially with the possibility of extension to three years, at APS6/EL1 levels with a salary range of $79,678 to $109,475 per annum (full-time equivalent).


The role requires:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the family and social policy landscape in Australia
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social science and evaluation research designs and ability to think creatively
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Excellent business writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in tight timeframes.
  • Sound Word and Excel skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field (desirable)

How to apply for this job

For full application requirements and to download a Position Description, please visit:

Apply now! Applicants are being considered on a continual basis so please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Please email your application including an AIFS application form, CV and covering letter to

For further information, contact Human Resources on (03) 9214 7888.

The Institute welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.