Jobs, fellowships and internships

We are currently seeking applications for the following roles:

  • Student Recruitment and Mobility Coordinator
  • Media and Publications Manager
  • Marketing and Outreach Officer
  • Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program

See full advertisements below to learn more about these positions.

Student Recruitment and Mobility Coordinator

  • Full time, 2-year fixed term (renewable subject to funding)
  • $75K (negotiable) plus 10% super

About the opportunity

The Student Recruitment and Mobility Coordinator works with the Academic team to develop and implement student recruitment and alumni relation strategies and manages operational plans for the recruitment and alumni activities.

This role is responsible for the development and delivery of all Centre study abroad and internship programs in consultation with the Director of Finance and Academic Lead. This role also performs general administrative support under general direction.

About you

The Centre values Accountability & Integrity; Excellence & Professionalism; and Trust & Discipline. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Student Recruitment and Mobility Coordinator who is a creative self-starter who can develop and implement high-quality student experiential programs (domestic and international) and implement recruitment and alumni relation strategies.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in developing and implementing integrated marketing and communications strategies to support business objectives.
  • Experience delivering education programs, preferably in a tertiary education environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently and exercise appropriate initiative in implementing operational plans under broad direction from management.
  • Effective and tactful communication skills (both verbal and written) together with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement, along with the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • Relevant experience in the development and implementation of student study abroad programs and internships.
  • Strong strategic and operational experience in student study abroad recruitment, marketing and communications.

Desirable

  • A strong interest in international affairs and public policy issues especially as those related to the Australia-US relationship.

About the Centre

In its short history, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has established itself as an internationally recognised authority on American studies outside of the United States. Spanning the study of foreign policy, defence, politics, economics, business, culture and society, the Centre fulfils its mission through education, research, public outreach, and policy development initiatives.

The Centre has a well-respected national reputation in large part because of its high media profile, extensive events program and comprehensive online presence. The incumbent will play a critical role in communicating the Centre’s work to target audiences, including media, government, donors, academia, students, and the general public

The Centre is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply:

Enquiries about this role

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Dr Aaron Nyerges at aaron.nyerges@sydney.edu.au (Lecturer and Academic Lead).

For recruitment-related enquiries, if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, or if you would like a copy of the Position Description please contact laura.koefoed@sydney.edu.au.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Media and Publications Manager

  • Reports to Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Full-time, 2 year fixed-term position (with potential for extension)
  • Friendly and high-performing team

Manage the public face of the United States Studies Centre (USSC) through media and publications. Make your mark with compelling EDMs for our engaged subscribers and grow our audience and impact through stand out communications.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, the incumbent will support the Centre’s media and publications through:

  • managing and growing the Centre’s impact through meaningful media engagement on publications, events and latest news
  • editing research and outreach publications for clarity, salience and editorial style
  • producing high-quality e-Newsletters on the latest news, research, student recruitment and engagement

The ideal candidate will have superb organisation skills, a “can do” approach, strategic vision for growth and the agility to adapt to evolving plans and priorities.

The position offers the opportunity for a communications expert with extensive writing, media and EDM experience. As part of a team focused on continual growth and improvement, the successful candidate will play a significant role in curating the voice of the Centre through media and publications and will ensure the Centre is an indispensable voice in Australia’s foreign policy dialogue.

Applicants should have a background in writing and editing, media management and EDM production. A degree in a related field or relevant work experience is required.

About the Centre

In its short history, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has established itself as an internationally recognised authority on American studies outside of the United States. Spanning the study of foreign policy, defence, politics, economics, business, culture and society, the Centre fulfils its mission through education, research, public outreach, and policy development initiatives.

The Centre has a well-respected national reputation in large part because of its high-quality research and media profile, extensive events program and comprehensive online presence. The incumbent will play a critical role in communicating the Centre’s work to target audiences across Government and the Corporate sector.

Selection criteria

Key values we are looking for in the incumbent are:

  • Mission focused – Separates one's own interests from organisational interests in order to make the best possible judgments for the organisation.
  • Results-driven – Develops relationships to drive resources and results.
  • Collaborator – Focused on shared goals and has the necessary skills to deliver on the Centre’s overarching strategy.
  • Brand steward – Internalises the values of the USSC and consistently acts according to those values and purpose.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Strong media relations skills including established network with relevant media outlets
  • Demonstrated ability to draft media content (media releases, holding lines etc) and provide media advice and support to internal stakeholders
  • Impeccable eye for copyediting a range of content including research reports
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and edit content that is aligned with communications objectives
  • Significant experience producing and editing EDMs for targeted stakeholder groups
  • Tertiary degree qualification in communications, PR, marketing or relevant discipline or relevant business experience
How to apply:

Applications should be submitted by sending the relevant documents (outlined below) to: maren.koeck@sydney.edu.au

  • Expression of interest
  • CV or resumé
  • Contact details for two referees
  • Writing sample (max. 10-pages)

Should you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please email: maren.koeck@sydney.edu.au

  • Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.
  • Pre-employment checks
    Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Marketing and Outreach Officer

  • Reports to Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Full-time, 2 year fixed-term position (with potential for extension)
  • Friendly and high-performing team

Coordinate marketing for United States Studies Centre programs and student recruitment, support the delivery of high-profile events and build social channels through engaging content with compelling design.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, the incumbent will support the Centre’s marketing and outreach through:

  • designing and implementing marketing campaigns for student recruitment, events and program awareness
  • designing and disseminating attractive, on-brand social media, marketing and publication collateral
  • supporting stakeholdeR events with logistics, planning and on-the day support

The ideal candidate will have superb organisation skills, a “can do” approach, a creative flair and can adapt to a variety of working styles.

The position offers the opportunity for a communications and engagement all-rounder to work on a variety of interesting projects across marketing, events, social media, graphic design and student recruitment. As part of a team focused on continual growth and improvement, the successful candidate will have a major voice in identifying creative ways to achieve our marketing, recruitment and engagement goals and the ability to make their mark through eye-catching content and innovative recruitment techniques.

Applicants should have a background in marketing (especially digital or social media marketing), graphic design or events, or, ideally, in all three. A degree in a related field or relevant work experience is required.

About the Centre

In its short history, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has established itself as an internationally recognised authority on American studies outside of the United States. Spanning the study of foreign policy, defence, politics, economics, business, culture and society, the Centre fulfils its mission through education, research, public outreach, and policy development initiatives.

The Centre has a well-respected national reputation in large part because of its high-quality research and media profile, extensive events program and comprehensive online presence. The incumbent will play a critical role in communicating the Centre’s work to target audiences across Government and the Corporate sector.

Selection criteria

Key values we are looking for in the incumbent are:

  • Mission focused – Separates one's own interests from organisational interests in order to make the best possible judgments for the organisation.
  • Results-driven – Develops relationships to drive resources and results.
  • Collaborator – Focused on shared goals and has the necessary skills to deliver on the Centre’s overarching strategy.
  • Brand steward – Internalises the values of the USSC and consistently acts according to those values and purpose.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce and edit content that is aligned with marketing objectives.
  • Demonstrated success and experience in marketing and communications using relevant channels to achieve desired objectives.
  • Experience with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Ability to support coordination and delivery of events, both in person and virtual.
  • Knowledge of the principles of marketing, social media, communications strategies and student recruitment.
  • Professional interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with all business units, stakeholders and customer representatives with firm deadlines and excellent attention to detail
  • Tertiary degree qualification in communications, PR, marketing or relevant discipline or relevant business experience
How to apply:

Applications should be submitted by sending the relevant documents (outlined below) to: maren.koeck@sydney.edu.au

  • Expression of interest
  • CV or resumé
  • Contact details for two referees
  • Writing sample (max. 10-pages)

Should you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please email: maren.koeck@sydney.edu.au

  • Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.
  • Pre-employment checks
    Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program

  • Reports to Director, Foreign Policy and Defence
  • Full-time fixed-term position (with potential for extension)
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Undertake original research, conduct policy outreach and engagement, and manage think tank activities within the Foreign Policy and Defence Program.

The United States Studies Centre is recruiting an experienced Research Fellow/s to contribute to the work of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program. The successful candidate will play a key role in all aspects of the Program, undertaking original research, conducting policy outreach and delivering key think tank activities.

As a core member of our expanding Foreign Policy and Defence team, the Research Fellow will be immersed in the research work, policy engagement and major activities of one of Australia’s leading think tanks. They will have expertise in, and will work across, some of the following priority research areas:

  • Strategic, defence and foreign policy trends in the Indo-Pacific
  • Regional alliances, partnerships and alignment dynamics
  • Deterrence and counter-coercion in US and Australian policy
  • Defence strategy and budgets, industry and emerging technology
  • America’s regional position and US/Australian strategic policy

This position offers a unique opportunity for a mid-career researcher and/or policy professional to apply and advance their substantive expertise, policy acumen, analytical skills and project management abilities as part of a dynamic team; and contribute to Australia’s policy debate on regional strategic, defence and foreign policy issues. It offers room for professional growth and advancement in the think tank and government sectors; and highly transferrable skills for careers in public service, academia, corporate/risk analysis and policy research.

Applicants should have background, experience and/or demonstrated interest in strategic studies, Indo-Pacific security and/or foreign and defence policy issues, including on the role of Australia and the United States in the Indo-Pacific region. Specific expertise in one or more of the priority areas outlined above is highly desirable. They should possess a relevant advanced degree and 4-5 years of applicable work/research experience in a think tank, government, policy or academic setting. Preference will be given to dynamic applicants who can independently manage research and administrative tasks; have proven strong research, writing, analytical and communication skills; and have prior experience in research, think tanks, government or other related roles.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted by sending the relevant documents (outlined below) to: ussc.fpd@sydney.edu.au

  • Expression of interest
  • CV or resumé
  • Contact details for two referees
  • Writing sample (max. 10-pages)

Should you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please email: ussc.fpd@sydney.edu.au

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until 31 January 2022

  • Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.
  • Pre-employment checks
    Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Casual tutors

If you are interested in a role as a casual tutor for the United States Studies Centre, please fill out the Casual Tutor Expression of Interest form. See our unit of study pages for more information on what we teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Fellowships

Learn more about fellowships offered by the United States Studies Centre.

Internships

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