Manager, Research Communications and Outreach

Melbourne, Australia
25 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community. Swinburne University of Technology is on an exciting trajectory of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in its 2020 Research and Innovation Strategy.

About the job

Swinburne seeks an experienced professional to lead a high performing team that supports the university’s research communications, research events and research outreach activities. These include ensuring the successful organisation and implementation of high-profile research communications and activities in line with the Research and Innovation Strategy. The role will work closely with the university’s Media, Marketing and Web Services teams to ensure seamless and consistent delivery and support for research communications, research web services and research marketing strategy implementation.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have

  • Demonstrated experience as a communications professional, ideally working in research or higher education environment.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, energy and self-motivation with a flexible, outcomes and solutions-oriented attitude and approach.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Tania Bezzobs (Executive Director, Research Office) on ext 5268.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 33139
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17th September 2017