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Research & Social Policy Manager (Not-for-Profit & Charity - Community Justice Organisation)

Diverse Communities and Social Services Australia Inc. (DCSS Australia Inc.)
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Main activities • Developing the capacity of the organisation to advocate with and on behalf of a need/disadvantaged people, and take a leading role in that advocacy. • Contributing to the development and implementation of service/research innovation across the organisation. Undertaking research that fulfils the needs of the organisation, collaborating with external organisations/institutions where appropriate/beneficial. • Working with a range of government, departmental, community, business, academic, philanthropic and media individuals and organisations on key public policy issues. • Contributing to the ongoing development of the organisation's strategic direction. • Managing and supervising the Research & Social Policy team and maximise their contribution to the organisation. • Ensuring excellent communications and public relations are maintained at all times between the group and those with it has functional relationships.

Key skills • High level analytical and research skills in the relevant policy area. • High level facilitation skills to achieve shared new understandings and knowledge across sectors, may be required to be disseminate highly technical information to an audience with diverse levels of technical knowledge. • High level of relationship management, both internal and external stakeholders. • Excellent organisational and project and time management skills.

Internal contacts Research & Social Policy team, CEO and Senior Executive team, Sales & Marketing team.

External contacts Relevant government, departmental, community, business, academic, philanthropic and media individuals and organisations.

Typical experience 10-15+ years of management experience, a tertiary qualification in the relevant management discipline,