Communications Officer

Canberra, Australia
$86,960 - $100,098 per annum plus 17% superannuation
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $86,960 - $100,098 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Part-time (14 hours per week), Fixed Term appointment (until December 2024)
Position Description & Selection Criteria: Position Description and Selection Criteria - ANU O67 Communications Officer_ANZIC - Final.pdf

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position

The Communications Officer serves the communication needs of the Australian & New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Consortium (ANZIC), which is hosted within the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES). The position will also provide supports to the ANZIC Governing Council, Science Committee and IODP, assisting with ANZIC events and educational and outreach activities.

The Communications Officer will be a member of Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES). RSES is Australia‚Äôs leading academic research institution for Earth and Marine Sciences, and ranked 14th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). To find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

The Person

To excel in this role, you will have degree in marketing and/or communications or relevant experience, with demonstrated experience in the areas of marketing, copywriting and advertising, sound knowledge and demonstrated experience with digital and traditional marketing, specifically online advertising and its relationship with social media, search engine marketing and website development and maintenance. An interest in the Marine Geosciences field or equivalent experience would be an advantage.

Your ability to lead by example, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, will enable you to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels within RSES in line with the RSES Culture Statement.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Earth Sciences here.

For more information about the position please contact Sarah Kachovich on T: 0499 689 400 E:

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 4219. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful applicant 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: 23 April 2023