First listed on: 28 August 2019

Executive Manager - Stakeholder Engagement

  • Can you develop and deliver strategic stakeholder engagement?
  • Support CSIRO’s engagement with Government and communicate CSIRO’s scientific research excellence and impact
  • Join CSIRO Corporate Affairs as an integral member of the leadership team

The Executive Manager Stakeholder Engagement is responsible for the development and delivery of strategic stakeholder engagement, particularly Government, to strengthen understanding, knowledge and contribution of CSIRO with key stakeholder groups (Government, the R&D community and industry).

Your duties will include:

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders including CSIRO Leadership team to develop, implement and evaluate stakeholder engagement and communications activities, with a focus on Government engagement
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with priority to government; support relevant policy development
  • Provide high level strategic advice and consult with key stakeholders, internally and externally, covering a wide range of issues and initiatives.
  • Oversee and input to key Government process interactions including Senate Estimates, Budget and respond to Senate Orders and other significant inquiries.
  • Provide direction to CSIRO Chief Executive on speeches and media releases, talking points, alerts, statements, briefs, etc, for key events.
  • Support and lead a high performing team.          

Location:         Canberra, ACT
Salary:             $136k to $151k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:            Indefinite
Reference:      62965

To be successful you will need

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification coupled with strong experience in management within large or complex organisations
  • Deep understanding of Stakeholder Engagement, Government liaison and policy, and the responsibilities of organisations and leaders.
  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills – utilising collective leadership to create connection across all teams within the Corporate Affairs function and across the broader organisation to provide a seamless, organisation?wide approach, leveraging specialist capability and establishing work priorities to enable delivery of high quality and timely outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, incorporating excellent communication (written and verbal), complex influencing and persuasiveness strategies and ability to work with staff and stakeholders across geographically?diverse locations on a range of related and non?related business functions to gain support.
  • A proven track record of building, motivating and supporting high performance teams ? fostering an environment and culture that encourages new ideas, knowledge transfer, and provides coaching and support for the development of emerging skills.
  • Proven ability to think laterally and strategically, develop and select an appropriate course of action and provide contingencies, particularly in the face of ambiguity.

Special Requirement:

This is a security assessed position. Appointment into the position is subject to the successful applicant holding or having the ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance at the NV1 level.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Tuesday 17 September 2019

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date  

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