Government Relations Advisor, Innovative Research Universities

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Canberra, Australia
06 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term role based in Canberra
  • $ 96,022.00 -$ 109,805.00 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About the Innovative Research Universities

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is a network of seven leading universities committed to inclusive excellence in teaching and research in Australia: Charles Darwin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, Murdoch University and Western Sydney University. See

Working collectively, the IRU is at the constructive centre of Australian university policy making.

IRU lobbies the Australian Government for its member universities and enhances member universities through sharing policy and practice and creating opportunities for collaborative initiatives.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Project Officer (Government Relations) will be based in Canberra.

About the role

The Government Relations Advisor

  • supports the IRU’s engagement with the Australian Government, Government departments, and political parties and other higher education and research stakeholders; and
  • advises on legislation and subordinate legislation and program guidelines for higher education and research across the Education and Immigration portfolios.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • High level communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to build effective networks
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and analysis of Government legislation and program guidelines
  • ability to work independently in a multi-tasking environment.
  • A strong interest in, and knowledge of, Australian politics.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11 pm Monday 27 January 2020

Position Enquiries: Mr Conor King, Executive Director IRU, TEL: 0434 601 691 Email:

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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