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Events and Partnerships Officer - Data61

Date: 11-Jun-2019

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity

Grow and nurture Data61’s stakeholder network

• Help showcase data science and technology innovations at our annual D61+LIVE conference

• Join CSIRO’s Data61 - Australia’s premier data innovation network

As the Data61 Events and Partnerships Officer, you will be part of both CSIRO Corporate Affairs and the Data61 communication team.  You will have responsibility for developing and implementing an overarching strategy to grow and nurture Data61’s stakeholder network, including government, corporates, SMEs, universities, board members, start-ups, students, investors and researchers.  You will develop and implement various programs to drive collaboration between stakeholders and promote Data61’s R&D capabilities. 

Managing Data61’s annual conference, D61+LIVE, you will coordinate 2,000+ delegates and 50+ international and local speakers.  Now in its fourth year, D61+LIVE is a two-day forum and exhibition which aims to examine and demonstrate cutting-edge data science and technology that is shaping our industries, experiences and society.  

This role requires a highly organised and creative individual with outstanding communication skills.  The ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at senior levels is critical, as is the ability to implement innovative models for managing events, partnerships and collaborations. 

Your duties will include

Work with Data61’s BD&C team to develop a stakeholder growth strategy for Data61.

Project manage the delivery of large-scale events.

Work with the wider communication team to promote programs and events across a range of channels.

Account manage existing partnerships.

Help ensure alignment between Data61s communication strategy and the broader Corporate Affairs strategy.

Deliver effective communication outcomes applying contemporary communication skills.

Location:           Eveleigh (Sydney) New South Wales

Salary:               AU $98k to AU $106k per annum, plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:              Approximate 12-month term (ending 31 July, 2020)

Reference No.:  62034

To be considered you will hold relevant qualifications in events/business management or similar discipline.  You will also have:

Strong communication skills and the ability to build and maintain excellent collaborative relationships.

Experience interacting with a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior business people and government officials.

Experience developing and delivering successful events.

Highly developed organisational skills, with experience using CRM systems and an ability to quickly gain competence on new technology platforms.

The ability to readily adapt to changing circumstances and to operate well with situations that lack clarity.

Initiative and flexibility to contribute and work collaboratively across the wider Corporate Affairs function.

To see all the criteria required for success in this role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today!

Position Details


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 - CSIRO

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

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. D&I Strategy

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

Apply Online

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

Applications Close

Thursday 27 June, 2019 (11:59pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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