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The Australian National University

Senior Outreach & Communications Officer

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $95,894 - $102,664 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of the organisation of outreach events
  • Be a key contributor to the development of the School’s communication strategy
  • Promote Alumni relations throughout the School

Position Overview:

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is Australia's national medical research institute. The School conducts innovative, ground-breaking, multidisciplinary medical research in a number of medical fields including immunology, neuroscience, genomics, infectious diseases and cancer.

 The Senior Outreach and Communications Officer reports directly to the School Manager JCSMR and liaises closely with the Director, JCSMR.  The Senior Outreach and Communications Officer is also required to work closely with academic and professional staff and students within the School, University and alumni and external organisations.  The main focus of the role is to manage and coordinate all aspects of the organisation of outreach events, interactive public activities, seminars and conference events.

For further information,  please contact Mr Matt Cousins, T: (02) 6125 4004 E:

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

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.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems