Marketing Communications Officer

Melbourne, Australia
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

External Relations
Faculty of Arts

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About The Faculty of Arts, External Relations unit

The External Relations unit in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for effectively supporting, integrating and coordinating the Faculty of Arts’ Alumni Relations, Industry Partnerships, Public Programs, Executive and Community Education as well as Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment activities. The unit is responsible for all external engagement activities, both national and international, ensuring that all activities support the Faculty’s broader research, teaching, learning and internationalisation strategies. The unit works collaboratively with academic and professional staff across a number of business units of the Faculty, academic schools and graduate schools, as well as with the External Relations portfolio in University Services.

About the role

The Marketing Communications Officer is a member of the External Relations Team. The role involves developing innovative and high-quality communications materials, including online and social media, to support all aspects of marketing operations within the Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty’s marketing operations include recruitment, engagement, partnerships, public relations, PECE (professional, executive and community education), alumni and fundraising activity, to enhance the Faculty’s reputation and profile, nationally and internationally. This role is responsible for the Faculty’s advertising calendar for both the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government, ensuring the successful execution of media and marketing campaigns.

The position works closely with the University Services External Relations team to ensure coherent and compliant communications services.

About you - skills and attributes will be highly regarded:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or an equivalent mix of education and relevant experience;
  • Expertise in verbal and written communication skills, including proof reading and editing and ability to craft messages for a variety of platforms and target audiences;
  • Experience in online communications, including social media for business;
  • Experience in framing academic research and outcomes for public audiences in line with communications objectives, and providing advice to academic staff and students;
  • Strong computer literacy, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Creative Suite software;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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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.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 30 Oct 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria


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