Director, Government Relations

Bathurst/Canberra/Wagga Wagga, Australia
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Role

  • Fixed Term (5 years), Full Time
  • Remuneration package $152,682 to $190,853
  • Bathurst, Canberra or Wagga Wagga

You will be responsible for the University's government relations program with the aim of developing and strengthening the University's relations with key government, peak bodies and regional stakeholders to support the achievement of the University Strategy and promote a positive and influential public reputation for the University.

To be successful you will have:

  • Post Graduate Degree in communication, public relations, political science or a relevant field
  • The ability to research complex policy issues
  • In-depth understanding of Federal and State policies affecting the higher education sector

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) encompasses the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, the four University Research Centres plus a number of strategic agendas including ethics and compliance, commercialisation of research, the AgriPark and contribution to the University Strategy. The DVC RDI, in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnership), stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The Office of Government and Community Relations is also response for the University's Media and Social Media streams which work to promote CSU with positive stories in regional, national and international media. The Office also actively manage CSU's central social media channels including the development and implementation of a social media strategy, policy, procedure and guidelines.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Catherine Gordon | Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor | | Ph: 02 6338 4866

Closing Date: 11 pm, 14 November 2018

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