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Executive Officer Role

Do you want to work in an organisation with an exceptional reputation as Australia’s leading think tank and the venue of choice for international leaders and speakers? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced working environment?

The Lowy Institute is seeking an Executive Officer to support the Executive Team made up of the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director and Research Director, and Director of Digital. This is not a traditional executive support role. It is multilayered with lots of variety and the opportunity to gain exposure to Australia’s leading policy researchers, and business and political leaders. We are looking for an outstanding individual who will bring together (but not limited to) the following areas:

Administrative Support – You will be the first point of contact for calls for the Executive Director, manage the Executive Director’s calendar and contacts, and manage the Executive Team’s expenses and travel itineraries as well as general document management.

Internal and External Communications – You will build relationships with the offices of corporate and government members and manage the Executive Director’s bulk email distributions.

Foreign Policy Research and Event Management Assistance – You will assist in the management of major events, provide support for grant funding applications and sponsorships, and review and edit formal documents.

A bit about you….

You are a superstar with:

  • Excellent administrative and organisation skills with flawless attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • An ability and work well as part of a small team.
  • A degree in international relations, business, communications or a related field.

You also thrive on being the main support to the Executive Team and you flourish during times of high pressure. Your quality of work isn’t just “good”, it’s exceptional.

If you think you are the outstanding person that we are looking for, please send a cover letter and resume to Louisa Fitz-Gerald:

Applications close Tuesday 5 July



Our internship program aims to connect talented international policy students and professionals with our research staff and programs. You should be interested in contributing to Australian international policy, have excellent time management and administrative skills, think critically, write clearly, and capably manage independent research tasks. Typically you will have completed, or be enrolled in postgraduate studies. The availability of intern positions depends on the needs of our staff.

The internship program attracts a large number of outstanding candidates and is highly competitive. Our intern alumni include Rhodes scholars, diplomats, soldiers, journalists, and academics. If your application is successful you will work at Level 3, 1 Bligh St on a voluntary basis.

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