Senior IT Communications Specialist

Job no: 513474
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Information and Communications Technology, HEO8

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(HEO8) $110,291 - $123,734 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Full time, Continuing Opportunity

Join the prestigious University of Adelaide as a Senior IT Communications Specialist and be part of a leading institution renowned for innovation and excellence in research and teaching.

The ITDS team have a continuing opportunity available for a collaborative Senior IT Communications Specialist to join their team at an exciting time for the University.

Reporting to the Manager, IT Engagement the Senior IT Communications Specialist drives the increase in technology uptake and growth in digital capability across the University community. The role is responsible for providing leadership to the communication function for ITDS; developing and implementing communications plans, materials, and artefacts; the successful individual will be able to translate technical information into lay terms for stakeholders.

IT Engagement the Senior IT Communications Specialist will work closely and collaboratively with IT Liaison Managers, Change Managers, Business Analysts and Trainers in a fast paced and focused environment. Providing support and guidance to strategic, tactical, operational and project communications. There may be need for after-hours engagement.  

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience delivering effective, high-quality communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to build productive, long-term relationships with stakeholders, including at a senior level, with the ability to integrate with the corporate culture.
  • Experience in translating technical or specialised information into clear communications and messages.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organisation, including senior executive.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with initiative, set priorities and balance the demands of a complex working environment.
  • Proven ability to work under limited supervision and as part of a team.
  • Proven track record in providing insightful advice and guidance to a broad range of stakeholders up to and including senior executives.

Desired but not essential:

  • Experience in website content management.
  • Experience in the use of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop for publications/communication materials.
  • Experience operating in an IT environment.

Applicants are requested to upload your response to the selection criteria against your skills and experience.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment.

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government, and community collaboration - offers you 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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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 division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching, and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position, referring to the selection criteria, in no more than 2 pages.

Applications close 11:55pm, 24/07/2024

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Carmel D’Angleo
Manager, IT Engagement

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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