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SQNNSW Hub career opportunities

Key highlights 

  • Play a key management role in the establishment of the SQNNSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub
  • Provide high-level strategic, operational and project management assistance to the Hub Director
  • Build strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the SQNNSW Hub region
  • Drive the achievement of key deliverables of the Hub
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Key highlights

  • Lead the favourable media coverage of the SQNNSW Hub
  • Implement strategic and operational communication activities
  • Develop a dedicated communication plan and program to share outcomes
  • Produce multi-platform and multi-use media collateral to showcase our achievements
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  • Bring your established connections and trust with community (or the capacity to build them) to facilitate information exchange between the Hub and First Nations Peoples Traditional Owner groups and custodians
  • Provide a voice for First Nations Peoples, incorporating Indigenous knowledge of drought to build more resilient communities
  • Ensure the co-design of strategic plans which are inclusive of, and sensitive to, issues and concerns of the First Nations Peoples Traditional Owner groups and custodians throughout the SQNNSW Hub region
  • Identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

 

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Key highlights

  • Lead and manage the local Node Offices - opportunities available in both Stanthorpe and Longreach
  • Work with communities and contribute to co-innovation and extension activities
  • Provide place-based operational leadership for the SQNNSW Hub
  • Undertake research, stakeholder engagement, operation, delivery and training of relevant decision support systems
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Key highlights

  • Senior academic appointment, leading and mentoring a team of regionally embedded, industry-focused extension officers
  • Amplify knowledge brokering of the Hub through communications, training and product delivery of services such as drought management toolkits
  • Build a community of practice with the network of Node Managers and Extension Officers throughout the region
  • Be a conduit for information flow between end-users and Research and Development teams

Key requirements

  • A PhD or equivalent standing in a relevant discipline (e.g. Agricultural Science, Agribusiness) from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Research expertise in the relevant discipline, with a record of demonstrable scholarly and professional achievement in the discipline or field of education
  • Capability to deliver engaged and reflective approaches to community education and teaching 
  • Knowledge and ability to engage in research that provides collaborative opportunities, advances knowledge and engages with industry
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Key highlights

  • Help improve drought resilience and preparedness by supporting producers with decision making regarding climatic effects
  • Be part of a significant project impacting on-the-ground activities and decision making
  • Bridge the gap between research, development, extension and adoption activities in regard to the delivery of drought management tools
  • Use your expertise and understanding of drought and farm management strategies, productivity and profitability to create customised industry focussed toolkits that improve drought management systems

Key requirements

  • Completion of a PhD or professional doctorate or equivalent standing in a relevant discipline area (such as Climate Science and Agricultural Science) from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Research and professional experience related to agricultural decisions and farm management strategies, demonstrated by high-quality publications or other research outputs
  • Knowledge and ability to engage in collaborative research and development that produces impactful outcomes
  • Experience in the development of decision support information and tools desirable
  • High level oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly capable in interpreting results, preparing reports, presentations and high quality journal papers required by the funding bodies and the University
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Key highlights

  • Be part of a significant project impacting on-the-ground activities and decision making
  • Help improve drought resilience and preparedness by supporting producers with financial decision mechanisms and risk management
  • Deliver high quality, effective research and development on climate insurance products to help producers and farmers better manage agricultural climate risks across the Hub region

Key requirements

  • Completion of a PhD or professional doctorate or equivalent standing in a relevant discipline area (such as finance or agricultural economics or similar) from a recognised tertiary institution
  • In-depth, contemporary knowledge of climate-insurance issues and potential impacts on agricultural and natural resource management issues in Queensland and New South Wales, and the ability to apply this knowledge to an international context
  • Experience in the development, use and manipulation of large multi-dimensional datasets for the purpose of agro-environmental, climate and insurance modelling
  • Capability to deliver engaged and reflective approaches to community education and teaching 
  • Knowledge and ability to engage in collaborative research and development that produces impactful outcomes
  • High level oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly capable in interpreting results, preparing reports, presentations and high quality journal papers required by the funding bodies and the University
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Key highlights

  • Help improve drought resilience and preparedness by supporting producers with financial decision mechanisms and risk management
  • Be part of a significant project impacting on-the-ground activities and decision making
  • Contribute to bridging the gap between research, development, extension and adoption activities in regard to the delivery of drought management tools
  • Use your understanding of economic implications and decisions relating to drought for farming to local business to contribute to the creation of a suite of decision-focussed, industry/sector specific toolkits that improve drought management systems throughout the region

Key requirements

  • Completion of a PhD or professional doctorate or equivalent standing* in a relevant discipline area from a recognised tertiary institution  An understanding of the economic implications and decisions related to drought for farm and local rural businesses, along with regional agricultural value chains would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and ability to engage in research that provides collaborative opportunities, advances knowledge and engages with industry
  • Highly capable in interpreting results, preparing reports, presentations and high quality journal papers required by the funding bodies and the University
  • High level oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

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Key highlights

  • Be part of a significant project helping to build more resilient community and healthy workforces in regional communities
  • Play an integral role in providing tools that enhance wellbeing and enable more accessible professional support throughout the Hub region
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop online toolkits, targeted specifically to communities impacted by drought, and lead the delivery and evaluation of the wellbeing and employability toolkit

Key requirements

  • Completion of a PhD or professional doctorate (or equivalent standing) in a relevant discipline area such as a branch of psychology or social science.
  • Teaching and research expertise in a relevant discipline
  • A proven track record in delivering engaged and reflective approaches to community education and teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging in research, particularly in the development of related information or services for rural communities, wellbeing or employability, that provides collaborative opportunities, attracts funding to support research, advances knowledge and engages with industry

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