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Come work for us!

We’re excited to be hiring and looking for more outstanding leaders and policy thinkers to join CPD’s growing and dynamic team.

We now seek a Deputy CEO to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer in driving CPD’s next phase of growth, policy development, and impact.

The Deputy CEO will be an outstanding leader and communicator, with proven academic and policy credentials, and experience in project management. They will have a flair for growing organisations and a knack for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to deliver meaningful change.

The successful candidate will be based in CPD’s Sydney or Melbourne office. The position can be part-time or full- time. Remuneration for the position will be determined based on the experience of the selected candidate. For further information please contact Shivani Nadan at jobs@cpd.org.au or call (03) 9929 9915. You can find the full role description here.

Candidates should include the following in their application:

  1. Covering letter and CV;
  2. A sample of writing for a general audience; and
  3. Name and details of at least three referees.

Candidates should apply by emailing their application to jobs@cpd.org.au with the subject line ‘Application for Deputy CEO’. The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Monday 30 April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CPD is looking for up to two policy advisers to join CPD. The candidates will work closely with CPD’s staff and fellows to produce original research and policy advice, and to communicate their findings with clarity.

The successful candidate/s will be based in CPD’s Sydney or Melbourne office. The position can be part-time or full- time. Remuneration for the position will be determined based on the experience of the selected candidate. For further information please contact Shivani Nadan at jobs@cpd.org.au or call (03) 9929 9915. You can find the full role description here.

Candidates should include the following in their application:

  1. Covering letter and CV;
  2. A sample of writing for a general audience; and
  3. Name and details of at least two referees.

Candidates should apply by emailing their application to jobs@cpd.org.au with the subject line ‘Application for Policy Adviser’. The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Monday 30 April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CPD is looking for a Senior Project Manager to play a pivotal role in the management and delivery of the CPD’s flagship projects, which include the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration, the Cities and Settlement Initiative, and the Climate Risk Project. The Senior Project Manager will report to the Program Director and will also assist with fundraising, management, administration and communications within the Centre.

The successful candidate will be based in CPD’s Sydney or Melbourne office. The position can be part-time or full- time. Remuneration for the position will be determined based on the experience of the selected candidate. For further information please contact Shivani Nadan at jobs@cpd.org.au or call (03) 9929 9915. You can find a full role description here.

Candidates should include the following in their application:

  1. Covering letter and CV;
  2. A sample of writing for a general audience; and
  3. Name and details of at least three referees.

Candidates should apply by emailing their application to jobs@cpd.org.au with the subject line ‘Application for Senior Project Manager’. The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Monday 30 April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CPD Internships

Internships are available on a case-by-case basis depending on research project needs. Internships will be considered next in June 2018. As such, although applications are welcome at all times, not all applications will be successful.

All general applications should be addressed to ‘Centre for Policy Development’ and sent via email to admin@cpd.org.au. The subject line must be ‘Internship Application for CPD’. For specific roles, please follow the provided instructions.

Please provide an attached CV and cover letter. The cover letter must comment on a CPD research paper and a policy issue the applicant is passionate about. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

THE CPD INTERN EXPERIENCE