Research and Policy Officer

Organisation : ACOLA

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Policy & Research

Sector : Education & Training, Government, Research

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

  • Research & Analysis
  • Policy Development
  • Project Management


The Role

Reporting to ACOLA’s Director, Policy & Projects, you will be an experienced researcher & project manager. Engaging all levels of stakeholder, you will ensure success of ACOLA’s diverse & multiple projects.

  • Undertake research & analysis across ACOLA’s priority areas
  • Assist with the management of research projects, including organising events and workshops, writing reports and coordinating review processes
  • Engage with key stakeholders to facilitate identification of key issues and adoption of key policy statements
  • Assist and coordinate the development of policy statements and submissions in identified areas of strategic focus
  • Interact with government and other key stakeholders
  • Provide technical and administrative support to ACOLA’s working groups


Your Expertise

  • Post-graduate degree with some research experience
  • Experience in project management and project administration
  • Experience in undertaking research, analysis and report writing
  • Experience interacting with people at all levels of seniority
  • Experience and interest in policy analysis preferred
  • Some experience managing workshops and medium-scale events is desirable
  • Experience with communications, web content and social media management is desirable


The Offer

Working with a small & dedicated team this role is based in Melbourne  & close to public transport. Some planned interstate travel is required. Initial contract is for one year, with review to ongoing yearly continuation.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : ACOLA

ACOLA is the platform where Australia’s Learned Academies, with over 2,000 of the nation’s most eminent scientists, researchers, scholars & practitioners, come together to contribute to informing national policy & to develop innovative solutions to complex global problems & emerging national needs.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : ACOLA

If you are interested in joining our client in this exciting period of growth, please call Marilyn from Marilyn Careers on 043 7332 272 for a confidential discussion and email your resume & cover letter to Marilyn at careers@marilyncareers.com.

Please quote in application: Research and Policy Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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