- Inspire & expand an innovative research organisation
- Lead quality public policy research with impact
- Engage collaboratively with clients & the public
RAND Corporation is uniquely positioned as an independent, nonpartisan research organisation and seeks to appoint an experienced researcher and engaging leader as Director RAND Australia to expand its portfolio for Australian clients at the Commonwealth and state levels. The appointee will focus on delivering high-quality research on a range of Australian public policy issues and disseminating RAND research findings to Australian public policy communities.
Based in Canberra and reporting to the Vice President, International of RAND Corporation (located in the U.S), the Director will initially lead a team of seven research and professional staff and will serve on the Board of Directors for RAND Australia. The Director should be prepared to grow the organisation by roughly doubling staff and revenue over the next two years.
With either a Ph.D. or a Master’s qualification in a policy-relevant field, the ideal candidate will bring strong experience in developing and leading policy related research projects in either the national security or socioeconomic policy realms. An internationally recognised research publication record is essential for this position. In order to grow RAND Australia’s research profile, the Director must demonstrate previous success in driving policy research business development and marketing strategies.
The Director will also require senior level operational management skills, be comfortable leading in a highly collaborative environment, and will be expected to uphold RAND’s core values of quality and objectivity whilst maintaining an unwavering commitment to integrity and ethical behaviour. A leader who is comfortable working in an international context, has skills in mentoring staff, and who possesses sophisticated interpersonal skills will be well-suited to this position. The appointee should be experienced in leading and motivating high performing multi-disciplinary global teams and possess the ability to deliver outcomes in a complex and dynamic environment. Ability to secure an Australian security clearance at the Positive Vetting level is required.
The RAND Corporation has for over 70 years helped to improve policy and decision making. Through rigorous, evidence-based research and analysis, RAND has helped individuals, families and communities throughout the world be safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s headquarters are in Santa Monica, California. RAND’s work addresses issues including defence, national security, health and health care, education, innovation, sustainability and welfare.
The RAND Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people across North America, Europe and Australia. Since 2014, RAND Australia has been headquartered in Canberra. RAND Australia’s research draws on local staff as well as from the depth of RAND’s global talent pool. RAND Australia has established a reputation of improving policy and decision making in Australia via high-quality, objective analysis.
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To apply – please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference RANdir1120, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones or Kirsten Henderson, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.