External Engagement Officer, Digital

Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 - $98,796 + 17% superannuation
23 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed-term until February 2025
  • Opportunity to support the strategic external engagement priorities of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Base Salary $91,644 - $98,796 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The External Engagement Officer (Digital) (EEOD) supports the strategic external engagement priorities of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with a broad focus on the development and delivery of external engagement activities. The EEOD will assist with the implementation of the External Engagement Strategy and is responsible for the delivery of digital initiatives for the Strategic Partnership and Engagement Portfolio.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide effective communication and digital operational support to initiatives delivered by the Faculty's Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Portfolio
  • provide digital event support for Faculty endorsed engagement initiatives
  • develop content and maintain external engagement web pages and support social media presence
  • provide advice regarding digital platforms optimal for external engagement
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities

About you

  • experience working with a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • experience using international social and digital media to reach and engage a variety of target audiences around the globe
  • experience in preparing written briefings, web content, project submissions and run sheets for internal and external stakeholders and audiences
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with continuous improvement as part of normal daily work
  • accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised
  • excellent planning, organisational and project management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve required outcomes
  • effective and tactful communication and interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication, with an ability to tailor information to a number of different audiences.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

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Sunday 04 December 2022 11:59 PM