Communications Coordinator

Deakin University

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Work type:Full-time
Location:Flexible, Geelong – City, Melbourne – Burwood
Categories:Marketing and Communications

  • Flexible location, Burwood Campus or Geelong Waterfront Campus
  • Full-time and fixed term until 16th of Jan 2026
  • HEW 7 $94,173 – $103,694 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The Institute for Health Transformation is a strategic Deakin initiative to promote university-wide collaboration to consolidate and showcase health research strengths.  The Institute comprises more than 200 multidisciplinary researchers working together with our health and community partners to address the most compelling and complex challenges facing our 21st century health system.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of IHT’s internal and external Communication Strategy for Institute.
  • Coordinating and designing the development of compelling, creative content across the Institute’s communication channels ensuring all content is on-brand and in line with Deakin requirements
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing content and seeking new opportunities for content distribution to broaden the reach of the Institute both nationally and internationally to deliver on strategic objectives
  • Creating and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues to develop and deliver engaging and creative content in a range of formats, including video, for diverse audiences within time, budget and technical constraints
  • Providing high level advice to the Executive Committee and participate in leadership of groups to provide high level advice on improving visibility of our research
  • Leading the development, coordination and implementation of IHT’s social media content calendar and associated workflows ensuring all content is produced on time
  • Providing support for researchers looking for advice in relation to promoting their research
  • Leading a Communications Community of Practice across the Institute
  • Leveraging existing Deakin Communications Resources available across the University
  • Contributing to the coordination of and assist with the Institute’s events and major publications

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An undergraduate qualification in communications/marketing or related field and relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of extensive experience and specialist knowledge, education and/or training.
  • Proven capability to manage relationships across the full spectrum of internal and external stakeholders applying outstanding interpersonal, verbal communication and expert networking skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in a collaborative and engaged manner.
  • High-level creative communication skills, with the ability to seamlessly switch between and adapt to different writing styles as needed with an understanding of audiences and tone.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 IHT Communications Coordinator 2023 (1).pdf

Applications for this position close on 2nd of Aug, 2023 at 11.55pm.


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Please submit your updated resume, a link to your portfolio/examples of your writing and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Kate Morrissy, IHT Executive Officer at [email protected]

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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