First listed on: 07 November 2018

Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement

  • Play a key leadership role at CSIRO.
  • Develop and deliver strategic stakeholder engagement
  • Drive the positive positioning of CSIRO’s scientific research excellence and impact

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

This role forms part of the Corporate Affairs Leadership Team, reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs, CSIRO.

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

In this role you will:

  • Develop, drive and lead the Stakeholder Engagement function including setting strategy, creating and leading a high performance team, forecasting and managing a budget.
  • Influence and contribute to cohesive, collaborative and innovative leadership teams across CSIRO and within CA, ensuring seamless and proactive connection between all areas of Corporate Affairs and the wider organisation.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders including CSIRO Leadership team to develop, implement and evaluate stakeholder engagement and communications activities.
  • Represent CSIRO appropriately in interactions with stakeholders.
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with government, associated authorities, trade associations and all relevant committees and industry organisations and representative bodies.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities, promote our market position in alignment with CSIRO’s strategy for growth, and sustainability. Oversee and input to key Government process interactions including Senate Estimates, Budget and respond to Senate Orders and other significant inquiries.
  • Provide high level strategic advice to key stakeholders, covering a wide range of issues and initiatives. Identify and anticipate issues (stakeholder, societal, policy?related) which may impact CSIRO and establish strategies to deal with risks and opportunities, and plans to proactively respond.
  • Support management and use of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System to track and report on stakeholder contacts, including Government.
  • Provide direction to CSIRO Chief Executive on speeches and media releases, talking points, alerts, statements, briefs, etc, for key events.

Location: Black Mountain, Canberra
Salary: AU $134,421 - $148,725 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 59264

To be successful you will need

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications coupled with extensive experience in leadership and management within large or complex organisations.
  • A 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.

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

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. 

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.

Apply Online

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

Applications Close: Monday November 26, 2018

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