External Communications Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
Sunday, 20 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $91,913 - $99,495 (UOM 7)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces

About the role

The External Communications Coordinator is a key member of the Strategic Communications Team at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE). The Strategic Communications Team is responsible for delivering and implementing the internal and external communication strategies for the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. The team provides communications services to MGSE which include strategy development, media engagement and liaison, social media, stakeholder events, publishing, MGSE website and Intranet, multimedia, brand governance, advice and support to MGSE’s staff including research centres and hubs and the Dean and Executive Team.

About you

As the successful candidate for the External Communications Coordinator position, you will be responsible for the delivery of timely and relevant media and communications content to promote and build on MGSE’s research and teaching profile. This includes responsibility for MGSE’s online and print channels including media and social media, web content, digital assets, media monitoring, writing services, publication advice and development, liaison with external suppliers and the broader University of Melbourne communications network.

The External Communications Coordinator reports to the Strategic Communications Manager and works closely with other members of the Communications Team and colleagues across MGSE and the University of Melbourne.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme;
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions;
  • Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
  • Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your complete application will include your Cover Letter, address of the Selection Criteria and CV.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Position Description


Applications close: 03 Nov 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time