Policy and Projects Manager

Sydney, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Establish and lead project groups to work on big-picture policy questions
  • Utilise your ability to think strategically about approaches to public policy and related issues
  • Full time, continuing position based in North Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The PM Glynn Institute was established by Australian Catholic University in 2016 to provide the Catholic community with a standing capacity to analyse public policy issues of concern not only to the Catholic Church and its services, but to the wider Australian community as well. The three major focuses for the public policy work of the Institute are the place of religion in secular democratic societies, the future of human rights, and sources of hope in a time of anger and disengagement. Research and policy work in these areas will be undertaken concurrently by small project groups of ACU researchers and external experts.

As Policy and Projects Manager you will:

  • manage and co-ordinate the Institute's policy streams, as well as stand-alone policy projects, including the preparation of detailed work plans and research briefs
  • manage and co-ordinate a number of projects at the same time, with a strong understanding of how to draw on research and apply it to public policy questions
  • be responsible for helping to develop communication strategies to build interest among stakeholders and a public following for the work as it is carried out
  • organise events to promote the Institute’s policy work and research within the University and externally.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • post graduate qualifications in a discipline relevant to the Institute’s research and purpose; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education or training
  • experience in public policy work or other relevant experience
  • proven ability to manage a number of projects at one time and meet required deadlines
  • an ability to build and maintain effective networks to develop opportunities for collaborations with stakeholders and partners within public policy.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $128,130 - $136,725 pa, including salary component $108,349 - $115,695 pa Higher Education Worker Level 9, employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Michael Casey, Director, PM Glynn Institute on michael.casey@acu.edu.au

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 14 January 11.55pm