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Research Communications Coordinator

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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 (3 years)

  • Contribute your communications expertise to promote the Centre’s research with a focus on aid, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy
  • Enjoy generous benefits including 17% superannuation
  • Work as part of a small team in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep
  • Be a part of Australia’s #1 university

About Us

The Development Policy Centre is a research centre within the Crawford School of Public Policy. We undertake independent research and promote discussion in three areas: Australian aid effectiveness, the Pacific and Papua New Guinea, and global development policy. 

Crawford School of Public Policy is Australia's leading public policy school, with recognised world class expertise and experience in economics, political science, environmental management, and development, especially in relation to the Asia-Pacific region.

The Crawford School sits within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. 

About the role

As the Research Communications Coordinator you will work on a diverse range of research communications and outreach activities, with particular responsibility for the Centre’s Devpolicy Blog (as part of the editorial team), social media channels, newsletters, and website; and for promoting the Centre’s research through Australian media outlets.

You will have excellent writing and communications skills and a high attention to detail, and a proven track record in managing multiple priorities at a time and displaying sound judgement. Experience in the development sector and/or the Pacific region will be highly regarded.

For more information, please contact Acting Centre Manager, Beth Orton: P: 02 6125 1844 E:

Selection Process Timeline

  • Applications close at midnight on Monday 24 May 2021
  • We anticipate interviewing shortlisted candidates week commencing 7 June 2021
  • All applicants will be contacted and advised of the outcome of their applications

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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