Engagement Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 + 17% superannuation
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing position
  • Opportunity to manage the end-to-end delivery of stakeholder engagement activities and initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) across the greater health precincts
  • Base Salary starting at $91,644 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is looking for a great communicator and relationship builder to join its internal communications and engagement team. The Engagement Officer supports communications and engagement services in the faculty and its precincts (North, West, Camperdown and Rural), including creating innovative and impactful content for faculty channels, managing stakeholder relationships and designing and implementing creative engagement initiatives for staff and students.

The Engagement Officer will be responsible for writing engaging copy for faculty audiences, designing eye-catching branded communications, and designing and delivering targeted campaigns and engagement activities for a variety of stakeholder groups. Content will include digital newsletters, videos, posters, news articles, EDMs, presentations, digital signage and intranet content. The ideal candidate will have strong organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health works with a variety of partners to deliver on its strategic goals making and shaping the future of health. The Engagement Officer will work with partners, e.g. local health districts, to cross-promote relevant news and events and build strong reciprocal relationships.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • design, execute and measure the success of creative engagement initiatives to support the overall employee communications and engagement plan
  • develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders in the Faculty and Precinct to source news stories, identify individuals for profiling, design targeted campaigns and promote faculty initiatives
  • develop, produce, and manage distribution of key communications and engagement material drawing on precinct relationships to support widespread promotion
  • manage production and logistics of targeted engagement events, in keeping with engagement plan
  • use existing and new technologies for communicating with internal audiences including the faculty intranet, SharePoint, Yammer, video, newsletters, and other electronic communications.
  • performs work activities relevant to the role's key accountabilities as directed by the manager.

About you

  • has excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • has experience in content development, copy writing and proof reading
  • has demonstrated ability to create communications campaigns for multiple communication channels
  • has excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • has experience using EDM systems
  • has a strong interest in health and education engagement strategies
  • has experience using Office 365 and the Adobe Suite, including Premiere Pro
  • has experience in universities, higher education, government or health related environments
  • has experience managing diverse groups of key stakeholders and the ability to develop/cultivate productive relationships
  • tertiary qualifications in communications, with some relevant work experience; and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Thursday 02 February 2023 11:59 PM

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