Executive Manager – Research and Advocacy – Canberra or Brisbane

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Executive Manager – Research and Advocacy


Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI)

Fixed Term 2 Years | Canberra or Brisbane Location



About the organisation

The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) is an Indigenous-led national centre specialising in governance, knowledge and excellence. AIGI support the economic, social and cultural aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by connecting them with world-class governance practice, research, thought leadership and educational resources.

AIGI is governed by a Board of Directors and the role will be required to undertake research and development projects as directed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Research will collaborate with the Australian National University and other stakeholders.


About the role

This position will report to the CEO of AIGI and will have broad ranging executive level accountabilities. Specifically, the role encompasses:

  • Leading AIGI’s research agenda, including management of AIGI contracted research.
  • Supporting AIGI’s collaboration and partnership development with ANU and other tertiary / research institutions.
  • Contribution to AIGI’s advocacy strategy, identifying opportunities for AIGI input and submission including to government and other enquiries.
  • Preparation and develop governance curriculum, online resources & publications from research.
  • Drafting conference proposals and contribute to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications.
  • Serving on internal committees; implement the processes of research, project management, and budget and grant development as required.


About you

This role will attract high level strategic thinkers with strong academic track records and deep connections in the academic and Indigenous sectors. It requires an experienced leader with sound research and relevant professional capabilities.


To be successful in this role you will be academically accomplished, articulate and energetic.  You will bring with you a wealth of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners and build Aboriginal community capacity. Your understanding of State and national policy frameworks, the academic environment, government process and good governance has been gained through working in a leadership position.


What we can offer you

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A two-year fixed term contract.
  • An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Choice of Canberra or Brisbane location.


Selection Criteria

Using the information provided about the role, your application should include a short ‘pitch’ covering a statement of claims – this is to be no longer than 2 pages. The statement of claims should draw out why you are interested in the role, what you can offer the organisation, your skill set, relevant career history and achievements, and your leadership attributes.


How to apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Up to date CV.
  • Cover letter outlining why you have applied for the position.
  • Your response to the selection criteria or “Pitch” for the position.

Applications are to be emailed to jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au with the heading “AIGI – Executive Manager Research and Advocacy” in the subject line.


Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 17 February 2020.

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone or email for a confidential discussion

jobs@pipelinetalent.com.auor 02 8001 6603.