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Policy and Project Officer

  • Opportunity to be involved in an exciting initiative
  • Up to Full Time, flexible hours available
  • Contribute to improving child and youth wellbeing in Australia

Our Organisation

ARACY, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation focused on bringing knowledge and people together to enhance the wellbeing of Australian children and young people. ARACY expertly links evidence with policymakers, and practitioners, focusing on the next generation’s health and wellbeing. We work across academic fields, across systems and across jurisdictions to influence decision-makers towards evidence-based action.

In this role

The Policy and Projects Officer supports the succinct and clear translation of research and other evidence to inform policy and practice. This position facilitates cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration and communicates clearly to influence decision-making across a range of issues relating to child and youth wellbeing.

About You

  • The ability to seek out, interpret, and appraise a broad range of scientific literature, grey literature, and other evidence sources and translate it into accessible reports for a range of audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • High level engagement, liaison and influencing skills
  • A high level of data literacy, including the ability to effectively communicate data through graphs and narratives to inform policy and practice (statistical analysis skills are not required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in social sciences, health or education

In addition, a commitment to our ARACY Values is essential:

  • Connectedness – we build genuine partnerships and acknowledge that true collaboration involves giving something up for the greater good.
  • Equity – we are committed to helping build a society that understands and respects fairness and equity, and values children not only as future adult contributors but for their own place and voice in society.
  • Inclusion – we value the breadth and depth of all people and ideas regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, political affiliation, gender, sexuality or other characteristics.
  • Integrity – we are non-partisan. We advocate for and with children and young people. We present the evidence even when it challenges common understanding. We manage the resources available to us honestly and responsibly.

The benefits

A remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, commensurate with skills and experience. The salary range is $95,000 plus 11% super.

The role is based in Canberra, with the option to work from home up to 2 days per week. The role is permanent and can be full-time or part-time (0.8FTE).

How to apply:

To apply, please send a CV and 2-page letter outlining your interest in the role, responding to the position description (Key Responsibilities) via the Apply Now link.

For more information about the position, please contact Bernie Morris at [email protected], using the subject line: Policy and Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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To be selected for this role you will have to hold or be willing to obtain an active Working with Children (WWC) or Working with Vulnerable people (WWVP) Check.

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