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Engagement Officer

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Work type: Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration

Engagement Officer

An exciting opportunity to contribute to a communication and engagement strategy for autism research in Australia.

  • Salary Package:  From $85,148 to $93,989 p.a. (Hew Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Part time, Fixed Term (3 days per week, 24 months)
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
  • Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a communication and engagement strategy to bridge the gap between the scientific study of autism and the everyday experiences of autistic people. Recent research demonstrates that autistic people, their families and educators often feel that there remains a sharp divide between autism science and key aspects of everyday autistic life, despite significant public investment in that science. The School of Education in the Faculty of Arts is seeking an Engagement Officer to work on a program of innovative public engagement projects and events, that seeks to change that.   

You will work within a team of autistic and non-autistic researchers, including Professor Liz Pellicano at Macquarie University to develop and implement a communication and engagement strategy to engage with autism communities in Australia and promote awareness of autism research and its findings via multiple communication channels.

This project is part of a Future Fellowship by Professor Liz Pellicano funded by the Australian Research Council. Professor Pellicano’s ongoing research within the Macquarie School of Education seeks to transform autism science and is committed to working with autistic scholars and activists and their allies, as collaborators in research. For more about Liz’s work, see 

About You

You will draw on your previous related work experience in developing and sustaining deep relationships with the autistic and autism communities in Australia and more broadly. You will show initiative and proactiveness in designing and facilitating a variety of innovative public engagement projects and events and work collaboratively with health, education and disability journalists, clinicians, community groups and other key stakeholders. You will have a passion for communication and engagement and a keen interest to become a part of a vibrant and enthusiastic team.

The ideal candidate will have well-developed interpersonal communication skills with an ability to build and maintain working relationships across a diverse group of key stakeholders.

About Us

Within the Faculty of Arts, Macquarie School of Education aspires to be a leader in education across the lifespan. Our mission is to be a global leader in education and an institution of service and engagement which delivers a transformative learning experience and impactful research. We are committed to maximising opportunities for children, families, schools and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a cover letter that demonstrates how you meet each of the following selection criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or vocational training and experience.
  • Experience in contributing to and executing an innovative and proactive community engagement strategy using multiple channels.
  • Relatability and passion to work with the autism community in Australia including autistic people, their families, educators, researchers and various community stakeholders.
  • Good experience building and maintaining strong reciprocal relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with an ability to adapt style and approach to audiences.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, database software, event management, CRM and associated reporting.

For further information regarding this role, please view the position description. Download File Engagement Officer_Education_PD_HEW6_Jan 2021.docx

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Liz Pellicano, Macquarie School of Education at 

General Enquiries: Mal Sawley, HR Administrator at

Applications Close: Friday, 29 January 2021 at 4pm (AEDT)

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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