Senior Manager, Media and Communications

Monash, Australia
$126,416 - $134,184 pa HEW Level 09 (plus 17% employer superannuation)
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: 211 Wellington Road, Mulgrave
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $126,416 - $134,184 pa HEW Level 09 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

The University Marketing, Admissions and Communications Division are all about making an impact. This means we break the rules when necessary, set new trends, and we get things done. Media and Communications at Monash is endlessly transitioning and pivoting – why? Because our focus is our audiences, and they aren’t static – so neither are we.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Group Manager, Communications, this role will drive the development and curation of topical content across multiple channels in line with the University’s media and communications strategies. 

The Senior Manager, Media and Communications will be responsible for managing proactive and reactive media relations and using exceptional public relations skills to gain media pick up. Providing strategic advice and counsel to senior leaders on initiatives from a media and external stakeholder perspective, you will help create processes that result in effective external positioning, amid an issues rich environment with competing internal priorities.

The successful candidate will have postgraduate qualifications and extensive, relevant experience in communications, marketing, media or other relevant discipline; or extensive management experience and proven management expertise in the communications industry; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

Monash benefits include:

  • Professional development and study support, including career growth opportunities
  • Collaborative and Inclusive culture
  • Health and well-being initiatives - Employee Assistance Program (provided by Benestar) available to all employees and their immediate family members
  • Salary packaging options available and staff discounts

Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities – #ChangeIt with us.

If you're excited about the prospect of joining a great marketing team with a leading global university, we look forward to hearing from you. To apply, simply submit your CV along with a detailed cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Ms Belinda Hayes, Director, Communications, Communications and Community, University Marketing, Admissions and Communications, +61 3 9905 8226

Position Description

Senior Manager, Media and Communications

Closing Date

Monday 19 December 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2022 until Monday 2 January 2023 inclusive