Director, Government Relations


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North Ryde, NSW 

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Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

  • Salary Package: A competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful applicant
  • Appointment Type: Full-time continuing role
  • Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde

The Role

This role will lead the delivery of Macquarie University’s strategy for Government Relations, partnering closely with the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Engagement and the University Executive to develop the strategy for relations across local, state and federal governments. The role is responsible for ensuring the promotion of the University’s value proposition to government bodies and agencies to strengthen the University’s profile. This is an opportunity to be a strategic advisor to the University Executive and key staff on the effective management of the University’s relations with all levels of government.

About You

You have a deep knowledge of political, parliamentary and legislative processes at federal, state and local levels of government. You have high level interpersonal skills and have experience as a strategic advisor at senior levels. You are able to influence a range of stakeholders, gaining their buy-in and engaging their support while also maintaining confidentiality, discretion and professionalism.

About Us

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • Experience in strategic government relations and external relationships, with a demonstrated ability to provide high level advice on government programs and policy.
  • Experience in the public sector and/or ministerial office or significant experience liaising with ministerial and departmental officers.
  • High level personal skills and a proven ability to communicate with and influence a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of political, parliamentary and legislative processes at federal, state and local levels of government.
  • Experience providing strategic advice at a senior level.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below:

Position Description: Download File Director Government Relations

Enquiries: Sanyu Mugambwa, Executive Manager via [email protected]

Applications Close: Monday, 25 January 2021 at 11:55pm (AEST)

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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