Communications Business Partner

Melbourne, Australia
Monday, 26 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 9 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, 1-year Fixed Term position
  • HEW 8 +17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the RMIT City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the role

The Communications Business Partner, is an integral role to supporting the University's operations including our ongoing response to COVID-19 and supporting our students and staff with a positive and safe on campus experience.

The role is accountable for providing strategic communications advice and execution, partnering with a broad range of stakeholders on initiatives for our staff and students. This role is strategic and hands on, quickly developing compelling and effective communications and engagement strategies and following through with tactical execution.

About you

You will develop, lead and implement a best-practice approach to our communications, including the development, delivery and curation of all key operational communications, with a strong focus on creating a COVID Normal RMIT.

The ability to respond quickly and to tailor complex information into clear, concise and effective communications is critical, as well as strong stakeholder management skills to effectively build relationships across the University. Working collaboratively with specialists from the University Communications team to execute on internal and student communication campaigns to protect and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of the University community is also essential.

Demonstrated experience in business partnering, managing stakeholders and priorities, with the ability to deliver impactful communications in a timely and responsive way is essential. As is experience working in an issues rich environment and can lead, manage and execute multiple projects.

You are looking to take the next step in your career, use your skills and make a difference at a time when the safety and wellbeing of the RMIT community has never been more important.

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


A graduate degree in Communications with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply now link below.

Applications close on Sunday the 9th of May at 11:55 pm.

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