Communications Manager

Canberra, Australia
11 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (administration)
Salary package: $94,094 - $100,864 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

  • Dynamic marketing and comms environment - no two days are the same!
  • Drive engagement in support of philanthropy
  • Liaise with a broad range of stakeholders - from internal colleagues to donors and alumni
  • Join an inspiring workplace making a difference to the future of education and research

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) is an outstanding, research-intensive institution currently ranked among the great universities of the world. The Office of Alumni Relations and Philanthropy (AR&P) is responsible for leadership and delivery of key strategic fundraising & engagement programs to support the priorities of ANU and for developing and sustaining positive relations with alumni and donors. 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Donor Relations & Communications, the Communications Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy and allied operational plans including:  content delivery and editing of communications across all types of media; operational communication and marketing planning; quality control and best practice implementation of campaigns; collateral development; website and multi-media design and content; social media strategies to enhance alumni and donor engagement; speech writing for  alumni and donor events; and managing communication of an extensive calendar of events.

Our ideal candidate is a seasoned marketer with experience leading and delivering marketing and communications campaigns. You are a creative thinker with an appreciation for process and can drive progress. Ideally you have some prior experience working in the not for profit area but it is not essential. If you are passionate about higher education and love working in an environment where no two days are the same, this is the opportunity for you.

For more information, please contact Bianca Brownlow, T: 02 6125 9068, E:

Closing date: 27 August 2017

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

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.

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

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.