Community Engagement Coordinator

Position Overview

  • 3 Year - Fixed Term | Full Time | $89k - $101k + 15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire location I Health & Wellbeing Programs I Generous leave provisions
  • Great Opportunity to join ANSTO and be immersed in interesting and inspiring work
  • Play a pivotal role in cultivating a vibrant and collaborative community

About the Opportunity

The Community Engagement Coordinator plays a pivotal role in cultivating a vibrant and collaborative community within nandin, ANSTO’s Innovation Centre. The position focuses on connecting startups, industry, mentors, students, and other stakeholders with ANSTO to foster meaningful connections. The role also will coordinate a variety of events to enhance the overall experience of our community members.

About You

"We're seeking a team member who shares our enthusiasm for innovation and fostering meaningful connections. If you're ready to embark on a journey of creativity, collaboration, and impact, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of nandin, ANSTO's Innovation Centre." - Dr Carol Azzam Mackay,  Design and Innovation Manager

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Community Engagement: develop and nurture a positive and inclusive culture conducive to innovation and collaboration. Act as a liaison within the nandin community (Innovation Team, broader ANSTO, business/startup members, mentors, industry, students) to facilitate communication.
  • Nandin Membership: coordinate the monthly nandin membership program, including scheduling seminars, mentoring sessions, and social events. Provide logistical and administrative support to the delivery of innovation programs
  • Networking and Events: plan, organise, and execute a diverse range of events. Facilitate networking opportunities, discussions, and activities that enhance community engagement.
  • Communication: Support the development of engaging communications content (newsletters, social media) in collaboration with the ANSTO Communications Team. Utilise various channels to keep community members informed and engaged and showcase the nandin Innovation Centre
  • Partnerships and Collaboration: Identify and engage with external partners that contribute to events, as well as the growth and enrichment of the ANSTO innovation community


Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Carol Azzam Mackay on (02) 9717 9078  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3740.


To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.



Application closing date:  26 May 2024 at 11:59pm



All applicants must be Australian citizens.



In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.