Monash University

Monash University

Manager, Engagement



Manager, Engagement

Job No: 661116

Location: Melbourne CBD

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $131,473 - $139,551 pa HEW Level 09 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Learn more about Monash.

    About The McKinnon Institute

    The McKinnon Institute is a partnership between the Susan McKinnon Foundation and Monash University.

    The McKinnon Institute is a non-partisan organisation committed to contributing to a better future for Australia by raising the standard of political leadership through providing professional development for aspiring and established political leaders and their advisors.

    The McKinnon Institute is Australia's only organisation dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of our political leadership by building the capability of our federal, state and territory members of parliament.

    Our unique programs draw on the practical experience of Australia's most respected leaders, and are informed by research and evidence, to deliver professional development for MPs that is tailored, relevant and attractive - providing insight and knowledge that will serve MPs throughout their political careers.

    Learn more about the McKinnon Institute.

    The Opportunity

    The McKinnon Institute has a fantastic opportunity available for a Manager, Engagement to play a critical role in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across all Australian parliaments. The Manager, Engagement will work closely with the Head of Engagement to contribute to the development and implementation of the external engagement strategy for the Institute, to ensure it can deliver positive brand awareness and mutually beneficial relationships.

    The Manager, Engagement will be responsible for building effective relationships on behalf of the Institute, including but not limited to politicians, political parties and other relevant stakeholders as part of a wider engagement strategy. This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing aligned and collaborative engagement strategies, consistent with the overall engagement-specific goals and plans of the Institute; as well as contributing to the Institute's academic goals and plans across programs, research and evaluation.

    This position is highly suited to candidates with qualifications in public policy, public administration, politics or a related field, combined with relevant experience in engagement roles. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with proven experience engaging the Institute's key stakeholder groups, and familiarity with CRM technology for pipeline reporting and management.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Mr Darren Disney, Head of Engagement, McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership, +61 488 660 170

    Position Description

    Manager, Engagement

    Closing Date

    Thursday 22 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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    Monash University recognises that its Australian campuses are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Kulin nations, and pays its respects to their elders, past and present.

    Job details


    Manager, Engagement


    Monash University




    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 22, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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