Associate Director, Public Affairs

Canberra, Australia
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Administration)

Salary package: from $128,035 (inclusive of 17% superannuation) negotiable

Terms: Full time, Continuing

  • Provide strategic leadership, supervision, direction and guidance to the multidisciplinary public affairs team;
  • Advance community and stakeholder understanding of ANU through the management of engagement and related communications activities;
  • Provide strategic and high quality advice and support to the University Executive, and senior staff within Colleges and Divisions on matters related to public affairs.

ANU Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCAPA) tell the ANU story. SCAPA contributes to achieving the University's strategic goals by shaping public opinion, fostering ANU engagement and critical relationships, harnessing pride within the institution, and showcasing ANU excellence.

The Associate Director provides effective leadership, supervision, direction and guidance to the multidisciplinary public affairs team and is responsible for proactive engagement with ANU stakeholders and the ANU community. The Associate Director also provides assistance and advice to the Director and ANU senior staff on strategic communications and issues management matters.

We are seeking a committed, creative thinker who can provide strategic leadership in a challenging and rewarding university environment.

For more information, please contact Penelope Cox, Ph: 6125 8399 E: 

Closing date: 15 March 2018

Position description:  Associate Director Public Affairs_SM1.pdf

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

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