Come work with us
The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential think tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.
The Australia Institute provides intellectual and policy leadership. We conduct research that drives the public debate and secures policy outcomes. Our research is put into the hands of decision makers to have maximum impact.
When we talk about ‘research that matters’ we are talking about making real, tangible changes that would not have happened if we were not there to make them happen.
Come join the Australia Institute team!
Upcoming Job Opportunities —
This is a new senior management position that will play a key role in further developing The Australia Institute as the country’s most influential independent progressive think tank.
We are looking for an experienced leader who has managed the full spectrum of business services with a financial/ accounting background, ideally within the NFP environment or able to confidently step into this sector. The successful applicant will be required to establish and implement clear functional organisational systems, processes and plans that take into account the current and likely future organisational requirements of the Institute.
Applications close 15 December 2017
Director — Climate & Energy Program
The Institute’s Climate & Energy program brings together our prominent work on the fossil fuel industry, renewable energy, energy market reform and climate policy, together with the legacy work of The Climate Institute following its closure in June 2017.
We are looking for an experienced leader with a sophisticated understanding of the climate and energy landscape, both domestically and internationally, to drive a program of research that has a real political impact. We believe it’s important to be as much ‘tank’ as we are ‘think’ and you will manage a Climate & Energy Program that not only leads the debate into new terrain, but has impact and sparks reform here and overseas.
Applications close 19 January 2018
Research Economist, Centre for Future Work
The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work invites applications for an economist to join our research team in labour market research and policy analysis, working from our offices in Sydney or Canberra.
It’s a chance to be part of our growing team, and to make a contribution to strong, progressive policy research on jobs, employment, fairness, and the future of work.
Applications close 22 December 2017