Communications Manager

Melbourne, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

- Join Australia's number 1 University †

- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to have an impact. 

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Salary: $99,199 - $107,370 p.a. plus 17% superannuation  

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia's education system.

The MGSE is seeking a Communications Manager who will take responsibility for leading MGSE’s engagement with the media, and provide oversight of MGSE’s internal and external communication, social media, publishing, brand governance, and stakeholder events.

The Communications Manager will promote the Graduate School, its courses, research and student experience to demonstrate our global leadership in educating future teachers and education professionals, and enhancing the profession.

Working collaboratively with the Manager, Academic Services and External Relations, members of the MGSE Leadership Group, and colleagues in University Services, the Communications Manager is responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating effective strategies to support the achievement of MGSE’s annual business plan.

The Communications Manager will lead a small team of communications and events professionals to focus effort, leverage the team’s expertise and ensure high quality outcomes.

Success in this role will be demonstrated by effective management of media opportunities and issues, the effectiveness of internal communications mechanisms and delivery of high quality publications and events to support MGSE objectives.

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Services and External Relations, the Communications Manager will work closely with other members of the team, MGSE and other University colleagues to ensure alignment of communications activity with other University strategies and best practice.

If you can demonstrate your expertise in these areas, you are encouraged to apply for the position and join a team of talented staff at the MGSE.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

†The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 26 Nov 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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