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Engagement Officer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration)
Salary package: $73,316 - $79,979 pro rata per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Part-time (0.5FTE), Fixed Term until 24 December 2022

  • Great work/life balance with dynamic team culture
  • Mentoring and ongoing career development
  • Four weeks annual leave per year + a variety of salary packaging options

The Area

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) brings together five Australian and 13 leading international universities as well as Australian and global companies to create entirely new optics-based technologies with enormous market potential. The Centre has received $34.9 million funding from the Australian Research Council to operate from 2020-2027.

TMOS will develop the next-generation of miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. By harnessing the disruptive concept of meta-optics, the Centre will overcome complex challenges in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale. The Centre brings together a trans-disciplinary team of world-leaders in science, technology and engineering to deliver scientific innovations in optical systems for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

As a Centre, we strongly believe that diversity improves ideas and innovation and leads to better outcomes and productivity. Diversity and fostering a culture of inclusiveness will be a key contributor to the scientific excellence of TMOS. Along with other initiatives, we will provide carer grants to support our centre members with caring / family responsibilities to participate in professional activities.

TMOS aims to develop a multidisciplinary, dynamic, interactive and collaborative culture fostering future research leaders who thrive in academic excellence and are equipped with strong transferable skills. The centre will also offer a mentoring program for early career researchers while providing opportunities to hone other skills such as outreach, industry engagement, and building international networks.

The Engagement Officer will be based at the Research School of Physics, ANU.

 The Research School of Physics represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. Hundreds of academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern research excellence.

The Position

Based in the department of Electronic and Materials Engineering within the Research School of Physics, the Engagement Officer is responsible for the provision of communications and marketing support in alignment with communications strategies and plans, under the supervision of the Engagement Manager. This includes: 

  • Developing written and multimedia marketing and communication materials for internal and external audiences
  • Coordinating online and in-person events and tasks related to TMOS strategies and objectives
  • Managing the TMOS website, social media and online platforms including content development and back-end maintenance
  • Communicating complex scientific concepts into relatable, accessible language for the everyday person
  • Supporting external stakeholder relationship management
  • Building networks within universities

 The Person

To excel in this role, you will have experience in communications, events, marketing or related disciplines and a desire to expand your skillset. You will demonstrate:

  • Experience in a marketing and/ or communications role or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and qualifications/ training.
  • Editorial and creative written communication skills with an ability to identify and tell engaging stories with integrity
  • An ability to understand and then translate complex ideas
  • Experience using current digital marketing and communications platforms including, but not limited to, paid and organic social media systems, Google Analytics, CMS, and email software
  • A commitment to collaboration, consultation, and inclusion

Please visit the TMOS website to learn more about us!

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

For more information about the position please contact Ms Samara Thorn on 02 6125 8093 or E: samara.thorn@anu.edu.au to make a time to discuss.

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

 Application information

To apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria (3 pages max)
  • A portfolio of work, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)

 Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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