Director of Advancement, Communications and Events

Armidale, Australia
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Advancement, Communications and Events

  • 5 Year Fixed-term contact
  • 17% employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract.

The Role

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

We are currently inviting applications for the position of Director of Advancement, Communication and Events.  Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations), the Director provides leadership and expertise for high level engagement with UNE communities, alumni, industry and other partners to tell the many positive stories of UNE. This role will collaborate with the other directorates, faculties and residential colleges, to carry out effective communications, organise fruitful events and create philanthropic opportunities across various UNE stakeholders, major donors, benefactors, alumni and partners within Australia and internationally.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have senior management and leadership skills with the ability to motivate, lead and develop a diverse team.  Superior interpersonal skills and extensive experience in the development and delivery of strategic and operational plans are essential.  Demonstrable marketing, communication and engagement skills will be instrumental in achieving a sustained increase in UNE’s future advancement operations.

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor Mingan Choct, phone 02 6773 5859 or email

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   20 March 2018

Reference No:   218050

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