Manager, Engagement

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 22 Feb 2024

Manager, Engagement

Job No: 661116

Location: Melbourne CBD

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $131,473 - $139,551 pa HEW Level 09 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash , work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity , and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

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About The McKinnon Institute

The McKinnon Institute is a partnership between the Susan McKinnon Foundation and Monash University.

The McKinnon Institute is a non-partisan organisation committed to contributing to a better future for Australia by raising the standard of political leadership through providing professional development for aspiring and established political leaders and their advisors. 

The McKinnon Institute is Australia’s only organisation dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of our political leadership by building the capability of our federal, state and territory members of parliament.

Our unique programs draw on the practical experience of Australia’s most respected leaders, and are informed by research and evidence, to deliver professional development for MPs that is tailored, relevant and attractive - providing insight and knowledge that will serve MPs throughout their political careers.

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The Opportunity

The McKinnon Institute has a fantastic opportunity available for a Manager, Engagement to play a critical role in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across all Australian parliaments. The Manager, Engagement will work closely with the Head of Engagement to contribute to the development and implementation of the external engagement strategy for the Institute, to ensure it can deliver positive brand awareness and mutually beneficial relationships.

The Manager, Engagement will be responsible for building effective relationships on behalf of the Institute, including but not limited to politicians, political parties and other relevant stakeholders as part of a wider engagement strategy. This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing aligned and collaborative engagement strategies, consistent with the overall engagement-specific goals and plans of the Institute; as well as contributing to the Institute’s academic goals and plans across programs, research and evaluation.

This position is highly suited to candidates with qualifications in public policy, public administration, politics or a related field, combined with relevant experience in engagement roles. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with proven experience engaging the Institute’s key stakeholder groups, and familiarity with CRM technology for pipeline reporting and management.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents .  

Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre-employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs '.


Mr Darren Disney, Head of Engagement, McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership, +61 488 660 170

Position Description

 Manager, Engagement

Closing Date

Thursday 22 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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