Strategic Engagement Manager

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time fixed-term position (maternity leave cover)

  • Base Salary $111,966 to $126,271 + 17% superannuation 

  • An opportunity to work across the Core Research Facilities with a strategic focus on engagement

About the opportunity

As the Strategic Engagement Manager, you will establish effective, stakeholder-focused relationships working across all eight Core Research Facilities (CRF). Working with the facility Academic Directors and Operations Managers and the CRF Operations Team, you will enhance the CRF’s commitment to delivering research excellence.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, CRF, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • build excellent relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders

  • promote the operational capacities, research highlights and impacts of the CRFs

  • manage the CRF’s social media presence, as well as collate traditional publications such as annual research highlights reports, website content, media releases, and other general media

  • oversee the organisation of events related to, and hosted by, the Core Research Facilities

  • coordinate CRF-led and CRF-leveraged research grant bids, partnerships and other opportunities

  • manage the ongoing collation and interpretation of research information and turn data into compelling narratives.

You will have the opportunity to develop communications strategies that showcase how the world-leading research infrastructure at the University enables efficient paths to research outcomes for our academics and external partners, solving real-world problems and creating change for good.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in Science, Engineering, Media / Communications and/or Business – or a relevant discipline

  • strong stakeholder management and the ability to develop internal and external partnerships

  • proven experience in preparing persuasive communications, presentations and reports for stakeholders

  • superlative written communication skills and a strong attention to detail

  • a hunger to learn and a passion for research and the beneficial outcomes it provides humanity

  • experience designing, writing and editing brochures, newsletters and other print and digital documents 

  • experience working within the higher education sector or a large multifaceted organisation

  • a working knowledge of the university sector and the Australian research funding landscape is highly desirable.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachel Strong, Recruitment Operations, on 02 8627 7612 or by email to

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