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  • Not for profit sector
  • Part-Time (0.6 FTE), maximum-term contract – 3 years (with possibility of extension)
  • Ultimo Location
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

 

Background

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

About the position

The Communications and Engagement Division is responsible for providing strategic advice to the CEO and program managers about what to say, how to say it, and the best way to deliver these messages. The team has a role in managing events and some external relationships, particularly in the context of business development and fundraising.

The holder of this exciting and challenging position will play a lead role in developing a strategic work program focused on building relationships with corporate and philanthropic organisations, strengthening the Institute’s profile and reputation in these sectors and raising funds for the Institute. This is expected to result in several initiatives and events, ranging from private CEO-level meetings to public or semi-public fundraising and other profile-raising events.

To secure this role, you will be an experienced corporate fundraiser, or an events manager with a track record in marketing and fundraising. You will have the strategic focus needed to draw up a rolling calendar of suitable events, and the grasp of the detail to project manage each with high attention to detail.

This position will report to the Chief Communications Officer at the Sax Institute. Close working relationships with the CCO, CEO and other senior staff will be essential, as will the ability to represent the Institute effectively when interacting with senior corporate and other leaders.

The incumbent will attend meetings of the Institute’s Giving Program Advisory Committee (a committee reporting to the Institute’s Board) and will lead development of the Institute’s corporate philanthropic and fundraising strategy, implementing the strategy and reporting back to the CEO, CCO and committee on implementation progress at regular intervals.

About the Selection Criteria

Essential –

To be successful the Corporate Relations Manager should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • High-level organisational and time management skills: ability to manage many concurrent tasks in a timely manner
  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive working relationships and liaise diplomatically with a broad range of stakeholders (including senior executives in the corporate sector) in a way that reflects well on the Sax Institute and drives positive engagement
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and a high level of initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Five years’ related experience in fundraising events or corporate relationship roles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

 Desirable –

  • Proficiency in use of relevant social media management software, such as Sprout Social and Canva
  • Familiarity with image processing software, such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Familiarity with the health and/or research sectors
  • Clear understanding of privacy legislation and applicable obligations

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading: Corporate Relations Manager.

Position Description available for further information.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Adam Cresswell on Adam.Cresswell@saxinstitute.org.au or 02 9188 9548.

Applications close: 9am, Monday 23 July 2018.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Part-Time (0.8 FTE), maximum-term contract – 3 years, (with possibility of transitioning to full-time)
  • Ultimo Location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

 

Background

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

Research platforms developed and supported by the Sax Institute include the 45 and Up Study, Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) and the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE).

The Research Assets Division has primary responsibility for the following Institute goals:

  • Build and maintain research assets that enable high-quality research and produce new knowledge for decision making
  • Drive research that contributes to policy, program and service delivery decisions.

About the Position

The Data Management Project Officer will support the management of data from programs across the Research Assets Division.

The role is offered initially part-time will possibility of transitioning to full-time and will be based at the Sax Institute in Sydney. An attractive salary package will be negotiated dependent on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

About the Selection Criteria

Essential –

To be successful the Data Management Project Officer should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated relevant, equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing or managing database systems
  • Proven analytical skills and a methodical approach to data management
  • Demonstrated experience in quality control, data checking and cleaning of large scale datasets, including data manipulation and extraction
  • Demonstrated experience in using SAS is essential. Knowledge of SPSS or STATA is highly desirable
  • Good knowledge of data privacy and security issues
  • Demonstrated experience in developing protocols and policy and procedure documents for data management
  • High-level organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external, and to deliver on commitments made
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Desirable –

  • Experience in a health research environment
  • Experience working with highly confidential data.

About the Benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading: Data Management Project Officer

Position Description available for further information.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Mark Bartlett on mark.bartlett@saxinstitute.org.au or 02 9188 9510.

Applications closing date: 5pm, 27 July 2018.

 

 

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full-Time, maximum-term contract – 2 years, (with possibility of extension)
  • Ultimo Location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

 

Background

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

The Research Assets Division runs a number of programs to enable Health Research including:

  • The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH), Australia’s largest long-term study of the health and wellbeing of urban Aboriginal Children
  • The Health Insight Study, a new proof-of-concept cohort study of privately insured Australians
  • The 45 and Up Study, the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the Southern Hemisphere
  • The Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE), a secure computing environment developed to help make best use of sensitive data.

The Research Assets Division has primary responsibility for the following Institute goals:

  • Build and maintain research assets that enable high-quality research and produce new knowledge for decision making
  • Drive research that contributes to policy, program and service delivery decisions.

About the Position

The Project Officer, Research Assets is responsible for customer service and administration activities related to the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) program. This includes providing business and client services support, and assistance with the development of systems and processes to manage client support. From time to time the position will provide various types of administrative support. The position requires initiative and the capacity to build professional relationships with a wide range of people.

The Project Officer will have excellent customer service, coordination and organisational skills, with demonstrated capacity for problem solving and developing solutions. The Project Officer plays a key role in coordinating activities across SURE. The role requires you to work closely with other members of Research Assets and liaise with external partners and researchers accessing SURE. You will be very organised, be able to work independently, be able to project a professional tone in all interactions, have excellent teamwork skills and be able to keep oversight of a number of activities.

About the Selection Criteria

To be successful the Project Officer should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

Essential –

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people including researchers, clinicians and government officers
  • Excellent customer service skills and a focus on achieving positive outcomes for customers
  • Experience in process-driven delivery of software or IT platforms
  • Demonstrated capacity for problem solving and developing solutions
  • Excellent (advanced) computer skills, including MS Access and other Microsoft Office programs, databases, and office management systems
  • Adaptability and flexibility to handle ambiguous conditions, changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines.

Desirable –

  • Experience in epidemiology and/or public health.

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery
  • Opportunity to broaden your skills through application in a leading operational research environment.

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading: Project Officer, Research Assets.

Position Description available for further information.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Mr Matthew Gorringe at matthew.gorringe@saxinstitute.org.au or on 02 9188 9587.

Applications closing date: 5pm, 27 July 2018.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full-Time, maximum-term contract – 5 years
  • Ultimo Location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

Background

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

Corporate Services (“CS”) provides support services to all areas of the Sax Institute. The services cover a range of responsibilities at the Institute including Legal, Risk management, Governance, Compliance, Finance, IT and Office & Facilities management.

About the Position

You will be responsible for all aspects for the efficient and smooth running of the Sax Office (level 12 & 13) as well as for providing administrative support to the various members of the CS team (level 12) and will be providing Executive Administrative support to the COO as and when required.

About the Selection Criteria

To be successful the Office Manager should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

Essential –

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ demonstrated experience in an Office Management / Facilities role
  • Ability to effectively manage and balance priorities
  • High interpersonal skills, excellent level of written and verbal communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work without supervision and complete tasks in a proactive, timely and efficient manner
  • Proven record in service orientation; with an ability to communicate and work effectively at all levels
  • Strong administration, time-management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Desirable –

  • Adaptable to new technologies; and
  • Proficient in diary management

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading: Office Manager, Corporate Services.

Position Description available for further information.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Mr Norman Pack at norman.pack@saxinstitute.org.au or on 02 9188 9527.

Applications closing date: 5pm, 27 July 2018.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer.