Job no: 592710 Work type: Full time – Fixed term/Contract Categories: Legal Services, Research and Innovation, Education Full-time, fixed term position (until December 2021) Salary Level HEW 8 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University About us RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. Culture Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together . Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other. Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. About the role As the Senior Advisor, Research & Advocacy, you will undertake project, research and advocacy activities in line with the Centre’s research strategy and work under the broad direction of the Associate Director, Research, Innovation & Reform. You will work closely with the Associate Director to identify and monitor emerging trends and developments in innovative justice; conduct discrete pieces of research to support the Centre’s work; contribute to the preparation of grant applications as well as applications for ethics approval in a range of contexts; support the co-ordination of research activities; draft submissions to inquiries and; and assist the ADs in the production of high quality written publications on behalf of the Centre. In addition, you will also be responsible for the day to day running of projects, liaise with stakeholders and represent the CIJ at stakeholder meetings and forums; this may include public speaking engagements. About you As the successful applicant, you will have: Previous experience in complex research, policy analysis and policy development in a field or fields relating to the work of the Centre Proven track record of producing high quality written publications and influencing policy outcomes Working knowledge of the process of law reform, including government, legislative and political processes, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and public interest litigation Demonstrated understanding of contemporary issues impacting the justice system, and good knowledge of the network of public, private and community institutions and agencies constituting the justice system Demonstrated ability to think analytically and to work in a self-directed environment as well as part of a team, and capacity to work across disciplines and organisational boundaries Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relations as well as ability to translate complex ideas into language suitable for a variety of audiences Qualifications Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or proven experience in a similar role. Bring Your Whole Self to Work We are better for our diversity . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. To Apply Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. Applications close on Monday, 15 th of February at 11:55pm. PD – Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.pdf For more information, please contact Stan Winford – Assoc Dir, Research, Innovation & Reform at kristann.winfordrmit.edu.au Receive opportunities at RMIT directly to your inbox by subscribing here . RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupportrmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements. RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/ We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. Application close: 15 Feb 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time