Communications Assistant

Canberra, Australia
$77,399 - $84,434 per annum plus 17% superannuation
29 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Level 5
Salary package: $77,399 - $84,434 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full Time, Fixed Term (11 months)
Position description & Selection Criteria: PD_CommsAssistant_FSES copy.pdf

The Position

The Communications Assistant serves to assist the Communications Officer with responsibility for aspects of internal and external communications of the School, events, and ensuring consistency of branding and communications across all areas of the School, as well as ensuring that staff and students are well informed. Activities may include: outreach and marketing, branding, compliance, event logistics and advertising, regular production of newsletters and social media posts, and website updates.

The Person

You will be experienced in all elements of the job description, and especially in events management, and will have highly developed skills in organisation, logistics and time management. You will also enjoy working in a small collaborative team in the higher education space, and be results driven and able to meet deadlines. This role includes working hours which may be slightly flexible (including some after hours events). Those with family, caring, community and cultural responsibilities are encouraged to apply.

The School

The Fenner School of Environment & Society operates within the ANU College of Science. The School is concerned with environmental sustainability in contexts from local to global, undertaking interdisciplinary teaching and research. Supporting an academic staff of approximately 60, +120 PhD scholars, a postgraduate coursework student cohort of +80, and approximately 500 undergraduate students each semester is a support staff of approximately 25 people organised into functional teams: Student Administration, Human Resources and Finance, Communications and Marketing, IT and Technical Services (laboratory and fieldwork). The services provided by support staff within the School are integrated with the Science Administration group at the College level.

The College

The ANU College of Science encompasses the disciplines of: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment and Society, Mathematics, Physics, and Science Communication and is also home to a number of cross-disciplinary and specialist Institutes and Centres. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.

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For further information, please contact Dr Kate Bisshop-Witting, School Manager – Fenner School of Environment and Society, T: +61 2 6125 3176, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here. For enquiries about the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustment to apply for this role, please contact the hiring manager on the above listed details.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 19 February 2023