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Business Development Officer

Australian National University
  • Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
  • Salary package: $89,134 - $102,600 plus 17% superannuation
  • Terms: Full time, Fixed term (up to 12 months)

Position overview

The ANU Gandaywarra Innovation initiative is embedded in the Office of Vice President, First Nations within the ANU First Nations Portfolio (FNP). As a branch of the executive, The Office of Vice President, First Nations leads engagement with colleagues across the University to ensure ANU is a world leader of First Nations issues through research, teaching and contributions to national policy and public debate, and seeks to enable leadership and discourse in the relationship between Indigenous Australians and the nation. 

ANU Gandaywarra Innovation (GI) is the ANU-backed First Nations innovation initiative working on ventures that address First Nations challenges, while catalysing an ecosystem of support for Traditional Knowledge systems, Aboriginal economic self-determination, and long-term, reciprocal partnerships. GI is focused on Indigenous-Led solutions that use technology to scale economic development.

We invest in Indigenous entrepreneurs, technologists, artists, community leaders and local organisations who have projects and ideas at any stage of the pipeline, with a specific focus on early stage and pre-seed. GI operates across 4 streams: Business (technology driven ventures and solutions), Community (innovation ecosystem), Knowledge, and Impact.

There are various projects within each stream, as well as overarching projects to support ecosystem development and share knowledge and practice. GI supports the university community by providing advice, project support, funding and guidance on commercialisation activities, research consultancy and engagement with external stakeholders, where First Nations innovation and emerging technologies are the primary focus.

The Business Development Officer provides high-level support and administrative assistance to ensure the efficient and effective management of day-to-day operations of projects within the Business/Impact stream and supports the Gandaywarra Innovation Team by liaising with FNP staff, and external stakeholders and working in partnership with other areas of the University. The position will oversee and undertake a broad range of administrative tasks relating to Gandaywarra Innovation.

Application information

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In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

For further information please contact Michelle Jasper, Director - Gandaywarra Innovation via email [email protected] using the subject line: Business Development Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on [email protected].

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit our website.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

A position description is attached.

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