Manager, Knowledge Translation and Impact

Melbourne, Australia
$115,061 to $134,890 per annum
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Executive Level 2
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Non-ongoing

We are the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian Government’s key independent research body and advisor in the area of family wellbeing, based in Melbourne. Our work increases understanding about the factors that help Australian families thrive, or that are barriers to their wellbeing. We produce research about ‘what works for families’ and make it accessible to decision makers, practitioners and the general public.

The Knowledge Practice Impact (KPI) work area is responsible for the delivery of projects that support the use of evidence in practice and program or service-related policy. The Manager, Knowledge Translation and Impact plays a key role in the implementation of the Institute’s Knowledge Translation (KT) activities.

The team is contributing to the implementation and evaluation of Emerging Minds, the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, of which AIFS is a consortium member. Emerging Minds is responsible for delivering information and training to professionals working to improve the mental health of infants and children. The role will primarily focus on the project management of AIFS’ contributions to Emerging Minds.

The Manager, Knowledge Translation and Impact will be responsible for leading a small team who implement and evaluate capacity-building activities for professionals who work with children and families. The activities are focused on building the capacity of professionals to identify, assess and support children and families at risk of child mental health problems.

The Manager will work closely with the Executive Manager, Knowledge Translation and Impact. The ability to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including government employees, service managers and practitioners, is a crucial aspect of this role.

We are seeking an experienced Manager, Knowledge Translation and Impact (full-time or part-time) to join the Knowledge Practice and Impact team (KPI).

  • Do you enjoy leading teams and exercising your exceptional project management skills to manage large research projects?
  • Are you keen to manage relationships with project collaborators and other key stakeholders?
  • Are you passionate about the translation of knowledge into practice?

The role is offered on a non-ongoing basis for a period of 12 months at EL 2, with a salary range of $115,061 to $134,890 per annum (full-time equivalent).

How to apply for this job

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

Applications close: Sunday 11 November 2018

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.

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