#773 Deputy Directors, Research (SES Band 1), Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government’s key family research body in the area of family wellbeing. It is an independent statutory authority, based in Melbourne. AIFS research develops evidence to inform policy and services for the wellbeing of families and children in Australia. With bold new strategic directions, the Institute is transforming to strengthen its impact on “what works” for families.
As a member of the AIFS Executive, the Deputy Director, Research provides advice to the Director on the strategic direction and management of the Institute, in particular with respect to research priorities and strategies.
The Institute’s influential research covers a wide range of social policy areas including family relationships, program evaluation, child wellbeing, family law, out-of-home care, family violence, gambling harm, community development, communities, and families and/or family policy and services. The role provides leadership of flagship research projects including high-profile longitudinal studies and data linkage.
To be a strong contender for this role you will need to have highly credentialled research and/or policy skills, highly developed critical thinking and analytical capability and be a strong leader with outstanding organisational and interpersonal skills. You will also possess excellent stakeholder management skills and be able to represent the Institute in the media and nationally and internationally. You will have qualifications (or equivalent relevant experience) in a discipline relevant to families-based research such as social, behavioural or data science, statistics, economics, public health or law.