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Community Outreach Officer - CADRE

Apply now Job no: 540114
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification:  ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Terms:  Full time, Fixed term (to August 2023)

  • Come join Australia's largest social science research data group, the Australian Data Archive
  • Provide a key community outreach role supporting the development of the CADRE platform in Australia
  • Part of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University (Canberra)

Position overview

The Australian Data Archive (ADA) has recently partnered with the Australian Research Data Commons and academic and government partners to establish the “Coordinated Access for Data, Researchers and Environments” platform (CADRE). The CADRE platform will provide an operational model that responds to and overcomes the challenges of access to data between and across academic and government, establishing a shared and distributed sensitive data access management platform for the social sciences and related disciplines. CADRE will enable data owners and users to address the core concerns around governance, creation, management and sharing of sensitive data for research. Between 2020 and 2023, the CADRE project team will work to develop, establish and operate the CADRE platform.

As Community Outreach Officer, you will have provide key government and end user community engagement support for the CADRE project, under the direction of the project lead, Dr. Steve McEachern. Key duties of the role include including the provision of high-level support to the CADRE project team, with a focus on strategic and operational activities of the project, including government and end user community engagement. The key requirements of the role are included in the attached position description.

About the Australian Data Archive

The  Australian Data Archive (ADA)  provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. ADA disseminates this data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users. The archive is based in the  ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM)  at the Australian National University (ANU). Research at the CSRM focuses on the development of social research methods; analysis of social issues and policy; training in social science methods; and providing access to social scientific data through the ADA. CSRM is a joint initiative between the Social Research Centre (SRC), an ANU Enterprise business, and The Australian National University (ANU), established in 2015.

About the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For further information please contact Dr. Steven McEachern, Director, Australian Data Archive,   T: +61 2 6125 2200  E:

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 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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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