Communications Specialist - MPID

Sydney, Australia
11 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role

Group Marketing serves all university groups to promote the University’s brand, reputation and achievements globally. Within this function, the Communications team provides advice and guidance on effective internal, external communications and issues management strategies. The team manages the University’s reputation in the media as well as with key stakeholders, and develops high level messaging about the University for its target audiences.

The team is currently looking for a part-time Communications Specialist to develop integrated communication strategies. Working with the Issues and Media Manager, you will bring strategic thinking and relationship skills to positively position the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) and the Macquarie University Incubator initiatives. You will implement communications plans and initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting the reputation of the University with internal and external/media audiences.

This position is being readvertised and previous candidates do not need to apply.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit an updated CV, and a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) which addresses the criteria below:

  • Degree and/or equivalent experience in communications, or related marketing discipline
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in developing and implementing communication plans and strategies across internal and external channels
  • Experience in building and managing relationships and networks, and ability to work collaboratively with key senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative approaches to content and channel management for engaging audience interest
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills to meet tight deadlines

Salary Package: From $87,699 to $95,084 per annum (pro-rata) (HEW Level 7), plus 9.5% super and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Part-time 3 days per week, 12 month fixed-term contract

Specific Role Enquiries: Anna Garcia-Loyola, Issues and Media Manager

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on

Applications Close: Sunday 26 November 2017 at 11.55pm AEDT

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.