Communications Officer

Job no: 502691
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: External Relations, HEO7

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(HE07) $86,382 to $96,659 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position until 31 August 2020

Primarily responsible for the development and delivery of an internal communications strategy for the University and associated content, practices, channels and programs

The Communications Officer supports the Vice-Chancellor’s communications initiatives, including staff forums, all staff emails, speeches and presentations.

The role plays a key part in communications associated with University projects, including the roll out of the strategic plan. The Communications Officer is responsible for the development of content and toolkits for the use of University leaders across the organisation.

To be successful you will need:

  • Significant experience in successfully developing internal and external communication strategies, and delivering on those strategies, with targeted, measurable outcomes.
  • Clear and creative writing skills with the ability to create content for a variety of audiences and channels.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in a range of communications channels, including digital platforms.
  • Outstanding organisational skills and demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously to ensure the timely delivery of activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders and communicate, influence and negotiate outcomes.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide us a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honestly, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff. 

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your faculty's broader role

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President leads Adelaide's strategic vision and plan, and is responsible for the University's management and administration. It includes the Council Secretariat and External Relations branch.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 26 July 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

David Ellis
Deputy Director – Media & Corporate Relations
External Relations
P: +61 (8) 8313 5414

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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