The Director, Science Policy is responsible for drawing on the expertise of the Academy’s Fellowship to develop and deliver timely, independent and influential policy advice on a range of scientific and public policy matters.
The Australian Academy of Science was founded by Royal Charter in 1954 and has an elected Fellowship of 550 leading Australian scientists. The Academy is a non-profit organisation that provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science, and champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science. This position is part of a Secretariat of around 80 staff who work as a team to support activities of the Academy.
Appointment will be full time for a period of three (3) years, with possibility of extension.
The salary to be offered is at the following Academy classification:
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In addition to the 9.5% Superannuation Guarantee, the Academy pays an additional 7.5% contribution to superannuation (for a total of 17%). Alternatively, employees may choose to take the additional 7.5% as base salary. Conditions include flexible working hours, an employee assistance program, options to salary sacrifice, annual leave loading, paid Christmas holiday stand down and free city parking.
Ian Potter House, 9 Gordon Street, Acton, Canberra.
Applications for the position must include a Cover Letter outlining qualifications and experience against the Selection Criteria, along with a resume and contact details for referees. Applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Monday, 8 July 2019.
Further information on the position is available from:
Anna-Maria Arabia – Chief Executive
Phone: (02) 6201 9450
Position title: Director, Science Policy
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: Policy Manager, Policy Administration and Engagement Officer, Director, Future Earth Australia, Director, Taxonomy Australia
Hours: Full time. Work outside normal office hours can occur, and travel to workshops, conferences and symposia will be required at times.
Tenure: Three years with possibility of extension.
Classification: Classification SM4.
The Academy’s Director, Science Policy is responsible for realising the Academy’s strategic objectives relating to policy influence and advice, as well as overseeing policy related projects and programs, and engaging effectively with a diverse range of government, industry and other STEM sector stakeholders.
Reporting to the Chief Executive and responsive to the Secretary, Science Policy:
The position requires a deep understanding of both science and policy processes with an ability to work effectively and strategically at the intersection of the two. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate their ability to draw on the expertise of the Academy’s Fellows, National Committee members and other stakeholders to shape and deliver timely, focused, impartial and practical advice across a broad range of issues.
The successful candidate will have tertiary or postgraduate qualifications in science, policy or related fields.
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