Recruitment open for Research Fund Director and Corporate and Community Relations Executive roles

11 July 2017

Current vacancies

The Suicide Prevention Australia team is currently recruiting for two roles - Research Fund Director and Corporate and Community Relations Manager. People with a lived experience of suicide or suicidal behavior, disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from other diverse backgrounds and priority populations are encouraged to apply.

Research Fund Director

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We are looking for an ambitious, innovative, strategic thinker to join our team. You will be responsible for developing, refining and managing the national research strategy including the Suicide Prevention Research Fund, the Best Practice Hub and other components of the SPA Quality Improvement Program. This will involve building key relationships with researchers, service delivery, business and governments to help drive outcomes in suicide prevention leadership and research, with both a strategic and hands-on emphasis. It is an exciting time to join Suicide Prevention Australia in this role as you will be contributing to success of a game changing initiative in the form of the recently announced first ever national suicide prevention research fund managed by SPA.

Applications will be considered as they are received and the role will be closed when the position has been filled.

Selection Criteria

  • Depth of knowledge in suicide prevention
  • Demonstrated record in policy & program development
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, research planning and its processes
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships
  • Budgeting skills and experience in financial reporting

Corporate & Community Relations Executive

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We are looking for a passionate, self-motivated and results-focused professional to join our team. You will be responsible for building key relationships with the business sector and members of the community to help drive investment in suicide prevention leadership and research, with both a strategic and hands-on emphasis. It is an exciting time to join Suicide Prevention Australia in this role as you will be contributing to success of a game changing initiative in the form of the recently announced first ever national suicide prevention research fund managed by SPA.

Essential selection criteria

  • Experience in developing successful and mutually profitable funding relationships with business sector and community
  • Business development and marketing skills
  • Networking and negotiation skills
  • Experience in project management and monitoring implementation
  • Experience in working in a dynamic environment
  • Budgeting skills and experience in financial reporting
  • Strong technical & administrative skills including CRM
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently to tight deadlines and strong time management skills

If you have any questions about either of these roles prior to applying, please contact Nikki Kelso on 02 9262 1130 or admin@suicidepreventionaust.org