Senior Advisor - Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity

Canberra, Australia
$107,263 - $114,700 per annum plus 17% superannuation
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Contract Type

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $107,263 - $114,700 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Continuing, Full-time or Part-time
Position Description and Selection Criteria: ANUO8_Senior Advisor DBIE_34520 (1).pdf

  • Do you have a background in the social sciences / people and culture / diversity and inclusion space?
  • Do you have a knack for project management and working with a broad range of stakeholders?
  • Are you passionate about supporting people from historically excluded groups?

About the College

The ANU by 2025 Strategic Plan calls for the University to serve society through transformational research and education. As one of the great universities of the world, ANU is driven by a culture of excellence in everything we do. Our lived experience is increasingly one of large-scale systems of people, whose actions and interactions are influenced by our digital, physical and biological environment. The ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics (CECC) hosts three of the key disciplines necessary to help us design, build, regulate and secure the future.

CECC brings together expertise in social, technical, computational, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach to systems design and build new national capabilities in data-driven policy and business development. The work we do in the College directly supports one of the four pillars of ANU by 2025: to strengthen our national mission and meet our unique responsibilities as Australia’s national university. We will deliver on our mission by building a strong community, providing transformative educational experiences, conducting high-impact research, seeking meaningful engagement, and becoming a resilient organisation post COVID-19.

We welcome and openly acknowledge differences in expertise, research / education / professional focus, experience and perspective.

CECC is a vibrant and diverse community of more than three thousand students, staff, and visitors. Our College comprises three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group.

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 About the opportunity

As one of the first Colleges in the Australian National University to have explicit Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity (DBIE) representation in its senior leadership structure, CECC is deeply committed to advancing initiatives that redress historical exclusion and amplify the voices of historically excluded groups in our community. The formation of the Associate Dean - Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity (AD – DBIE) position and supporting operational team underscores the College’s intention to meaningfully support DBIE initiatives. CECC is setting the benchmark for investment in a specialised DBIE strategic and operational infrastructure.

CECC is offering an exciting opportunity for a Senior Advisor (Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity) to support the Associate Dean (DBIE) in the implementation of the College's new DBIE Strategy, advising working groups on the development of their action plans in line with the strategy and the evaluation of DBIE initiatives.  This continuing position located within the Dean's Office is ideal for a passionate Diversity & Inclusion advocate with a background in the social sciences / people and culture space who has experience in supporting people from historically excluded groups and/or in diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion project management.

This is a hands-on role focusing on assisting the College to roll out and operationalise our DBIE strategy, conceptualise and manage new strategic DBIE initiatives as well as ongoing evaluation and reporting on these initiatives to the College senior management.

This position is available on a full-time basis however part-time and flexible work arrangements will also be considered.


To enquire about this role, please contact Conrad Roux - Executive Officer, ANU College of Engineering Computing and Cybernetics - E: 

Our commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is practice in the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics to actively seek a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit   

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break, had career disruptions or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of the higher education sector. We support applicants who require flexible arrangements in their work environments or patterns. If your experience looks a little different to what we’ve described, but you’re passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your enquiry and application. 

What we offer

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. We also offer generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, staff and family tuition fee discounts, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit:  

How to apply

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents: 

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. 
  • A 1-2 page written "pitch" outlining why this role appeals to you and how your experience and skillset matches the position selection criteria (please refer to the selection criteria in the attached Position Description)

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Closing date: 4 April 2023

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