Communications Specialist

Sydney, Australia
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full 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.

Group Marketing serves all university groups to promote the University's brand, reputation and achievements globally. 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 Role 

Group Marketing is currently looking for an experienced Communications Specialist to manage the communication plans that promote the University Masterplan and associated projects across a range of internal and external audiences. 

You will work extensively with a range of University and external stakeholders, utilising your stakeholder management and strategic thinking skills to contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of Property communication plans and strategies.

Proven experience executing communications plans is essential, preferably within property development or real estate environment, and the ability to work to tight timeframes. 

The University has recently embarked on an exciting journey of campus development, in addition to your resilience and consultative approach you will need to have experience in a complex, change-driven environment and be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity.

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter and upload this and your CV as part of the application process. Note: candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to address the selection criteria below at interview:

  • Degree and experience in communications, or related marketing discipline 
  • Demonstrated skill and experience writing and developing communications across various channels and for a range of internal and external audiences within the property or real-estate industry 
  • Developing communication plans tailored for multiple target audiences and implementing in a highly complex, community focused organisation
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships and networks
  • Experience working in/with commercial real-estate project marketing to write press releases/ advertisements to position property developments  

Salary Package: $90,330 to $97,937 (HEW Level 7) per annum plus superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term contract until 30 April 2020 

Specific Role Enquiries: Shannon Kliendienst, Director of Communications at 

General Recruitment Enquiries: Andrea Bucko, Human Resources Consultant at

Applications Close: Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 11.55pm (AEST)

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.

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