Assistant Director, Research & Coordination - Sport Australia - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 15 November 2019

Assistant Director, Research & Coordination

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) plays a central leadership role in the development and operations of the Australian sport sector and acts as the leading sports agency in Australia, building collaboration, alignment and effectiveness within the Australian sport sector.

The Marketing, Customer Insights and Analytics Division is responsible for increasing the impact of the Australian Sports Commission through strong community connections and superior customer experience. Within this Division, the Digital Strategy & Insights branch is responsible for increasing the digital maturity within the ASC and across the sport sector, and enabling decision-making underpinned by reliable data and insights to drive Australia's sport and physical activity participation and sporting success.

As Assistant Director, you will oversee the overall coordination and implementation of other research activities at the ASC, ensuring sound research and evaluation practices are implemented throughout the organisation.

You will drive and implement the organisational strategic agenda to achieve section and business outcomes as well as providing leadership and management of key strategic national research and evaluation activities to inform policy and sport sector improvements. 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications applicable to statistical / quantitative, population-based and social research methods
  • Extensive practical experience in the leadership, design, implementation and management of a range of research and evaluation methodologies/approaches, ideally in the social and government context
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving team and project objectives in line with strategic direction

Salary = $106,121 - $125,222 per annum + up to 15.4% superannuation.

Employment benefits include access to priority onsite Childcare placements, free parking facilities and use of on-site gymnasium.

Applications close 5.00pm AEDT Wednesday, 27 November 2019 (no late applications will be accepted).

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

Please download the job description and then hit the "Apply Now" button. You will need to upload your CV/Resume and then complete the online application form. The application form will include these questions:

  • Describe how your personal attributes will contribute to our team and enhance relationships with stakeholders
  • Referencing the job description, please describe why you believe you are suitable for this position
  • Please list your key relevant achievements

If you have any questions after reading the job description please contact Laurent Schmutz on for a confidential discussion, quoting reference
number JN 1630.

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