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Senior Research Officer , Amplify Social Impact (Centre for Social Impact)

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

Senior Research Officer, Amplify Social Impact

Centre for Social Impact

UNSW Business School 

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 15,000 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders.

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. We aim to catalyse change by drawing on our foundations of Research, and Education and translating knowledge, creating leaders, developing usable resources, and reaching across traditional divides to facilitate collaborations.

About the role

  • A$91k-99K per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
  • 3-year contract
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • CSI UNSW Sydney (Kensington) office

Amplify Social Impact™ (Amplify) is an innovative, world-first solution to tackle the root causes of complex social problems to create a more equitable and just society. Amplify will catalyse and facilitate sustainable systemic change, by creating an approach and online platform that will help move the sector away from siloed responses.

We are seeking an energetic, collegiate and effective individual who has excellent quantitative and data dissemination research skills and is passionate about contributing to catalysing positive social change and contributing to this new project.

The Senior Research Officer (Quant) – Amplify Social Impact will be responsible for updating and expanding social demographic data (HILDA, ABS and non-HILDA) reported in the Australia’s Social Pulse tool within the Amplify online platform, developing and refining database management procedures, and conducting research that contributes to CSI’s strategy and research program including the measurement and reporting of social impact.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a degree in Social Science (quantitative) with subsequent relevant experience and high-level skills in quantitative research
  • Have experience in quantitative data management and analysis with a proven track-record in the management and use of large datasets
  • Be an effective, proactive [and energetic] researcher with knowledge of social, demographic, or economic measurement techniques; statistical methods; and indicator development
  • Have initiative, flexibility, and an independent approach to working in an energetic team and contributing to the implementation of the Amplify project plan.
  • Be an effective communicator with the ability to engage with stakeholders and develop highly productive external and internal relationships.
  • Be excited about, and committed to, the future direction of CSI, our culture and our values

An applicant for this role must be an Australian citizen or have Australian work rights for the duration of the fixed term role and will be required to undergo a pre-employment qualification check prior to appointment to this role.

Applicants should systemically address the selection criteria found within the position description in their on-line application. If an application does not systematically address the selection criteria it may not be considered.

Download File PD Snr Res Officer - Amplify.pdf


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Applications close:  23:59 on Sunday 5th August 2018

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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