Program Manager - Melbourne, Australia - part-time 12 month contract fixed term

Job Description

Role: Program Manager

Salary: $110,000 - $120,000 per annum (base salary, not including 9% superannuation) (depending on experience) 

Contract: 0.8 FTE; 12-month fixed term contract 

Location: Remote and/or work from home initially and then Our Community House when permitted. If applying from outside Australia, you should ensure that you meet the necessary visa and work permit requirements. We are unable to act as a sponsor or provide visa support. 

When: Looking for a commencement date in December 2020 - January 2021

About the Centre for Public Impact (CPI)

CPI is a not-for-profit founded by the Boston Consulting Group. Believing that governments can and want to do better for people, we work side-by-side with governments — and all those who help them — to reimagine government, and turn ideas into action, to bring about better outcomes for everyone.

We are a small organisation, and only five years old, but already our global footprint is expansive and we partner with some of the biggest names in government, academia and public sector innovation in the world. CPI ANZ was only established in March of this year. We’ve been working to build a presence, strong relationships, and a pipeline of work in ANZ, and, on the basis of that foundational work, we now feel ready to bring a new member into the ANZ team. 

Our values: 

  • courageous - we have the courage to speak the truth, to challenge without fear and tackle the difficult questions

  • respectful - we respect differences, we seek to understand them and we look out for one another

  • optimistic - we are positive about what we and governments can do for our societies

  • inclusive - we are non partisan, we work together and seek ideas and solutions across the divides

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. This includes candidates that have previously found it hard to be considered for other positions on the basis of their qualifications, disabilities, personal background or life events. If you would like to apply for the position but see a barrier to joining us, please do apply and we will work with you to find a solution.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Program Manager in the ANZ team, you’ll be working closely with the Director (and only other current team member!) across programs, research and thought leadership.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a start-up environment to build CPI’s presence in Australia and New Zealand, but will require a willingness to work across the full spectrum of tasks - from administrative work to blue sky thinking. Activities will include:

  • Playing both a lead and supporting role across various CPI ANZ programs 

  • Playing both a lead and supporting role across various CPI ANZ research projects

  • Writing articles and blogs and giving presentations based on your experiences, passions and program/research work. 

  • Contributing to team culture and a self-organised way of working

  • Supporting our mission to build a sustainable future for CPI ANZ.

The person we’re looking for will:

  • Be passionate about reimagining government

  • Have a solid understanding of how government works

  • Be confident to lead conversations with senior stakeholders

  • Have strong organisational skills and experience with balancing competing priorities

  • Be willing to take initiative and work autonomously

  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and the complexity of our work, where anything is possible but not always known in advance

  • Be curious and eager to learn

  • Be willing to stretch beyond the comfort zone to the growth zone

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and in ways which look quite different to a 9am-5pm style of job.

  • Have excellent written and communication skills

  • Feel excited about the idea of working in a startup environment and with a very small team

We look forward to receiving your application via the Applied platform. If you have any questions about this position or for information, Rebecca Hunt, Global People and Operations Coordinator, is happy to help. 

Role posted - 2020-10-21T12:45:09Z 11:45pm, 21st Oct 2020 AEDT