Communications Advisor, Melbourne Climate Futures

Melbourne, Australia
18 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Law School
Salary: $96,002 - $103,921 (UOM 7)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Melbourne Climate Futures:

Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) brings researchers from different academic backgrounds together to develop practical outcomes for the challenges ahead. MCF are working to empower the next generation of researchers and students to strive for a sustainable climate future, and work alongside the University of Melbourne, to ensure the institution is a world leader in decarbonisation.

About the role:

Melbourne Climate Futures is seeking a skilled Communications Advisor to deliver communications, digital, media and events support and strategic advice to the Director and Executive team of MCF. This is a 2 year fixed term full time position (with a possibility of extension).

The Communications Advisor will play a crucial role in planning, developing, coordinating and delivering a broad range of communications activities to support key MCF priorities and programs, driving awareness and advocacy, internally and externally of this initiative.

This role works closely with the Director, Melbourne Climate Futures and key senior communications and media stakeholders across the University, to raise and protect the initiative’s profile by developing and delivering targeted, high quality content and events to support MCF’s program of work.

This role will be required to develop a strong understanding of stakeholders and audiences, and to proactively identify content creation and events opportunities for these audiences

About you:

You will be a highly talented communicator, with excellent written communication skills and a proven track record of developing engaging content for multiple digital channels. You will have strong organisational and project management skills with a proven capacity to plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously. You will also have demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and reputation management.

How to apply:

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to

Position Description


Applications close: 04 Jul 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time