Local recruitment: Chief Knowledge Broker

Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Reference no: 494031
Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Project Management, Management, Professional

  • Unique opportunity to join a flagship hub for drought resilience and agricultural innovation
  • Bring together government, industry and primary producers to work collaboratively across our region
  • Develop the knowledge broker network to capture knowledge and ideas, and lead the co-design of the research, extension and adoption activities

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until September 2024), Full Time
  • Level 10 – $125,451 to $133,026 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

Charles Sturt University is proud to lead the Southern NSW Drought Hub, one of eight hubs being established across Australia to enhance drought resilience practices and to inspire and facilitate agricultural innovation. The Hub will facilitate transformational change and provide stakeholders a voice in drought resilience activities.

We are currently seeking a collaborative and innovative Chief Knowledge Broker to build and develop new and existing relationships and networks throughout Southern NSW with government, industry and regional stakeholders.

This role is key in connecting the knowledge broker network throughout southern NSW and ensuring strong stakeholder relationships are developed to deliver interactive and inclusive activities to co-design strategies and programs based on identified priorities, strengths, knowledge gaps, and innovation potential.

Individuals with outstanding communication and negotiation skills with the ability to engage at all levels with a variety of stakeholders, provide effective leadership to influence outcomes, and with project management experience in a research or extension context are encouraged to apply.

Individuals are expected to have a background in water management, food security, farming systems, agribusiness, community building, regional development and/ or the environment and be well connected to the industry.

To be successful you will have:

  • Proven leadership ability
  • Postgraduate qualification and/or extensive  industry experience in agriculture-related RD&E
  • Strong communications and leadership skills at an industry level
  • Ability to negotiate and influence outcomes to resolve complex issues
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing effective networks to manage and develop ideas into outcomes.  
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of co-design and participatory research with the ability to interpret technical knowledge
  • Eagerness and ability to work on national priorities to make a difference at a local level

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Southern NSW Drought Hub is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Charles Sturt University leads a consortium to deliver user-centred innovation, research, commercialisation and adoption as part of the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Cindy Cassidy | Director, Southern NSW Drought Hub | [email protected] | Ph: 0438 566 768

Closing Date: 11 pm, 26 September 2021

Position Description

Advertised: 10 Sep 2021 09:00 AM – AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 26 Sep 2021 11:00 PM – AUS Eastern Standard Time

6 days remaining

Apply by 26 September, 2021