Adviser To The Office Of The Deputy Vice Chancellor Research

at Deakin University

  • Liaise with key complex stakeholders and provide high-level project management
  • Fixed Term 3 years based at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • HEW 9 $114,298 + 17% Superannuation

The role

The role Adviser to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research is responsible for providing executive support and assistance to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Deakin Research Senior Leaders in the implementation of strategic planning and initiatives.

This role will assist with communication, consultation and coordination between the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and other sections of the University and external agencies as required.

To thrive in this position, you will be a highly personable individual who naturally gravitates towards building relationships and liaising with a range of stakeholders at all levels.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • work with units within the Division to support identified funding opportunities and develop/shepherd the development of Deakin bids
  • act as Executive Officer to various committees or working groups within the Division
  • develop University policies, plans, guidelines and other strategic initiatives related to the research and innovation environment
  • manage the implementation of University plans and new initiatives, including the Research Strategic Plan, 2019 Research Guiding Plan and relevant implementation plans
  • provide advice on various research and research training matters, as requested
  • responsible for the management of designated aspects of major projects relating to the Division, and monitor the outcomes
  • draft correspondence on behalf of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and other Deakin Research Senior Leaders, on a wide range of internal and external research and research training matters
  • maintain a flow of relevant information and updates to and from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
  • investigate and provide high level, confidential advice on matters referred by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
  • coordinate and prepare briefing papers, committee papers, reports, submissions and other forms of documentation for and on behalf of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and other Deakin Research Senior Leaders, including reporting to Government departments and other agencies, as required

To be successful, you'll have

  • a relevant postgraduate qualification or substantial equivalent experience and or training
  • relevant experience in drafting policies, position papers, reports, briefings, submissions, committee papers and other relevant documentation
  • ability to build effective networks within a large organisation with relevant government officials and others in positions of influence within the higher education sector
  • strong experience in handling matters appropriately to maintain and enhance the professionalism of the work area
  • the ability to advise senior management on policy matters and funding issues affecting the higher education sector
  • demonstrated ability in managing projects from conception through to implementation

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Final PD - Adviser to the Office of the DVCR.docx

Applications for this position close on 19th July 2019.

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Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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