Communications Coordinator (Corporate)

Updated: 6 days ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, full-time
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7
Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,107 pa
Reporting to:
Director, Media and Communications
Under broad direction, the Communications Coordinator (Corporate) will be responsible for the management of the University’s corporate communications that profile key University, research, teaching, community and industry activities. The position is also responsible for the internal communications plan and the coordination of key messages across the University aligning to The 2025 Agenda, providing communications strategy and support to the Colleges and Portfolios on key university initiatives, and speech writing for senior executives.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator (Corporate) is accountable for:

  • Leading the development of the corporate communication plan that profiles key university, research, teaching, community and industry activities that align to The 2025 Agenda.

  • Taking responsibility for the creativity, development and delivery of University internal communications, including Flinders In Touch (FIT) and supporting the development of University publications through written content, including the Annual Report, annual alumni magazine and monthly newsletter, and other  publications as required.

  • Leading the development and implementation of internal communications campaigns on university priorities as required.

  • Researching, writing and editing a wide range of communications collateral to meet University needs, including executive-level speeches, briefing notes, opinion pieces, and fact sheets for internal and external use.

  • Working closely with the media team to realise opportunities to achieve added value.

  • Working with the Marketing Communications Partners provide support and advice on communications strategy and implementation to Colleges and Portfolios on University initiatives.

  • Working across OCME staff to develop an integrated approach to planning and development of corporate communications that are aligned with the strategic direction and policies of the university.

  • Contributing to the ongoing improvement of processes and systems relating to communication, marketing and engagement planning and delivery including the review, development and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of degree in communications, media studies, marketing or a related discipline with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and / or education and / or training.

  • Experience in copy writing publications and other promotional material and advising on an integrated approach to planning, developing and delivering information. Speech writing skills essential.

  • Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Detailed knowledge of contemporary and best practice communications and marketing principles and practices and well-developed critical thinking and analytical skills for problem solving.

  • A high level of organisational skills and the ability to be highly productive in a busy office environment together with the ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines undertake several tasks concurrently and handle interruptions.

  • High level interpersonal skills with an ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of staff and external clients and provide high level advice to management on print and online integration opportunities and issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as working collaboratively as part of a team, exercise initiative, judgement and well-developed problem solving skills, and interpret and apply relevant policies and procedures. An understanding of the Higher Education sector would be a distinct advantage.

  • A commitment to excellence and the principles of continuous improvement and ability to develop and deliver plans, measure outcomes and report on potential improvements for the future.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Karen Ashford



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

11 May 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, full-time
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7
Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,107 pa
Reporting to:
Director, Media and Communications
Under broad direction, the Communications Coordinator (Corporate) will be responsible for the management of the University’s corporate communications that profile key University, research, teaching, community and industry activities. The position is also responsible for the internal communications plan and the coordination of key messages across the University aligning to The 2025 Agenda, providing communications strategy and support to the Colleges and Portfolios on key university initiatives, and speech writing for senior executives.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator (Corporate) is accountable for:

  • Leading the development of the corporate communication plan that profiles key university, research, teaching, community and industry activities that align to The 2025 Agenda.

  • Taking responsibility for the creativity, development and delivery of University internal communications, including Flinders In Touch (FIT) and supporting the development of University publications through written content, including the Annual Report, annual alumni magazine and monthly newsletter, and other  publications as required.

  • Leading the development and implementation of internal communications campaigns on university priorities as required.

  • Researching, writing and editing a wide range of communications collateral to meet University needs, including executive-level speeches, briefing notes, opinion pieces, and fact sheets for internal and external use.

  • Working closely with the media team to realise opportunities to achieve added value.

  • Working with the Marketing Communications Partners provide support and advice on communications strategy and implementation to Colleges and Portfolios on University initiatives.

  • Working across OCME staff to develop an integrated approach to planning and development of corporate communications that are aligned with the strategic direction and policies of the university.

  • Contributing to the ongoing improvement of processes and systems relating to communication, marketing and engagement planning and delivery including the review, development and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of degree in communications, media studies, marketing or a related discipline with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and / or education and / or training.

  • Experience in copy writing publications and other promotional material and advising on an integrated approach to planning, developing and delivering information. Speech writing skills essential.

  • Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Detailed knowledge of contemporary and best practice communications and marketing principles and practices and well-developed critical thinking and analytical skills for problem solving.

  • A high level of organisational skills and the ability to be highly productive in a busy office environment together with the ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines undertake several tasks concurrently and handle interruptions.

  • High level interpersonal skills with an ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of staff and external clients and provide high level advice to management on print and online integration opportunities and issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as working collaboratively as part of a team, exercise initiative, judgement and well-developed problem solving skills, and interpret and apply relevant policies and procedures. An understanding of the Higher Education sector would be a distinct advantage.

  • A commitment to excellence and the principles of continuous improvement and ability to develop and deliver plans, measure outcomes and report on potential improvements for the future.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Karen Ashford



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

11 May 2021
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