Senior Advisor, External Communications

Melbourne, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Plan and deliver external communications
  • Focus on media, industry connectivity
  • Attractive package on offer

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. We are global in attitude, action and presence; urban in orientation and creativity; and connected through active partnerships with professions, industries and organisations.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

As a senior member of a dynamic team, and working with the Associate Director, External Communications, this role is responsible for managing and delivering an effective RMIT-wide external communications agenda. With a strong focus on identifying and delivering external PR opportunities, engaging Industry partners and as well as management of Corporate Communications activities, effective delivery will position and protect the University as a leader in higher education and research. This role will also provide expert external speechwriting service to Executives, in collaboration with Communications business partners. This role will work closely with internal stakeholders across all levels, as well as, relationships across media, associations and industry.

Skills and Experience Required

You will have demonstrable experience in communications planning, delivery and measurement that contributed to strategic organisational objectives. Experience influencing stakeholders, organisation change and business improvement in a complex environment is key. A Tertiary qualification in an appropriate field (eg. Journalism, public relations, communications) or substantial and relevant experience is required.

To apply

For further information please review the attached Position Description via our website at and search using job ref 559169.

Applications close on Friday 15th December.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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