Senior External Engagement Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Dec 2020

Job no:504803
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:External Relations, HEO7

(HE07) $88,078 to $98,509 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed-term position available until June 2021

Responsible for the delivery of key corporate activities aimed at strategically enhancing institutional reputation and relationships with key industry and government stakeholders 

The Senior External Engagement Officer will play an integral role in the ongoing implementation and management of the Industry Engagement Framework and associated Industry Advisory Boards.

The role will support the government engagement strategy through an array of undertakings including the delivery of strategic University activities focused on showcasing the work of the University to a range of key external stakeholders.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven ability and experience in building and managing stakeholder relationships, especially with government and industry stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in leading the development and deployment of events, activities and projects which are designed to strategically enhance institutional reputation.
  • Experience in leading, developing and implementing communication and engagement initiatives.
  • Project management experience and ability to be self-organised and adaptable to effectively prioritise multiple concurrent projects and work within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders and communicate, influence and negotiate outcomes.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide us a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honestly, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff. 

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your faculty's broader role

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President leads Adelaide's strategic vision and plan, and is responsible for the University's management and administration. It includes the Council Secretariat and External Relations branch.

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 If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 9 December, 2020. 

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Cathy Parker Interim Deputy Director,–Corporate Relations
External Relations
P: +61 (8) 83131372 or +61 (0) 409 718 430

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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