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Assistant Director, Policy and Program, Communication and Engagement BranchAPS
Overview of the Branch and Section: The Communication and Engagement Branch in the Social Cohesion Division designs and delivers strategic communications to promote Australia's social cohesion. The Branch also supports Ministerial engagement with communities, including culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and coordinates the Department's national engagement with communities. The Branch supports the government's priority of keeping Australians together.
The Community Engagement (National Coordination and Reporting) section coordinates Ministerial and Departmental engagement with communities throughout Australia. The section leads the national coordination of the Department's Community Liaison Officers, providing strategic direction for their engagement with communities in their States and Territories. About the roles: EL1s in the team may lead a small team of APS staff to: Arrange ministerial meetings and roundtables, including coordinating meeting briefs, talking points, minutes Partner with RDs to ensure national consistent, regionally specific, State and Territory Community Engagement Plans Write weekly reports on issues affecting social cohesion, and disseminate to whole of government stakeholders Develop and maintain a catalogue of community snapshots Draft ministerial correspondence and messages Manage a calendar of significant cultural and religious events Assist in coordinating the Community Liaison Officer network The key duties of the position include Our ideal candidate: We seek experienced policy and program officers who have the ability to pick up new concepts quickly, think strategically, have excellent liaison, coordination and writing skills and communicate clearly.
We are looking for good team players who want to work in a supportive, challenging and fast-paced environment and can manage a team. Key Duties: The key duties of the role include leading a team to: Manage ministerial engagements with community leaders Coordinate national Harmony Week events Write ministerial meeting and event briefs, ministerial correspondence and ministerial messages for significant cultural and religious events Contribute to coordinating the community liaison officer network Establish productive working relationships with a range of policy, program, community engagement, communications, legal, financial and other colleagues within the department and across the whole of government Lead the management of contracts and funding agreements with service providers in accordance with procurement, grant, financial and legal guidelines..