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

Diverse Communities and Social Services Australia Inc. (DCSS Australia Inc.)
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Main activities • Supporting projects in developing a program logic, defining evaluation outcomes, identifying and selecting evaluation tools, collecting evaluation data, analysing qualitative and quantitative data and writing evaluation reports. • Ensuring the team maintains a strong commitment to research that will facilitate an enhanced understanding of the organisation's key focus. • Planning and prioritising research activities regularly to maintain a coherent and sustainable research agenda. • Developing and maintaining relationships with key academics, researchers and similar agencies - both in Australia and internationally. • Exploring avenues to secure funding and increase the research budget.

Key skills • Strong project management skills. • Leading and mentoring skills. • Skills in social research methods. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Strong knowledge of social policy.

Internal contacts Senior managers, Regional Managers, Program Managers and research staff.

External contacts Academics, Government and other external agencies.

Typical experience 5+ years of experience in a research environment.