External Engagement & Comms Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Oct 2022

The Role

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) is the representative body of the university sector. It has recently secured funding for a major new project to develop a micro-credentials system in Irish Universities, providing a coherent national framework for quality assured and accredited micro-credentials. This full-time contract position is funded by this project.

The MicroCreds project is a four-year programme, funded through the Higher Education Authority’s Human Capital Initiative, aimed at establishing a system of quality assured and accredited micro-credentials across the seven IUA universities. MicroCreds will provide up/re-skilling opportunities to those in employment and those seeking to enhance their employability, and to drive lifelong learning in Ireland, in close collaboration with enterprise. The MicroCreds programme will develop a collective national framework for micro-credentials across the universities; build engagement with enterprise for the development and roll-out of the micro-credentials programmes; and develop a coordinated ‘shop window’ portal to drive awareness of Micro-credentials.

Maynooth University is seeking to recruit an External Engagement and Communications Officer to manage and facilitate the University’s engagement with enterprise and other key stakeholders for the development of micro-credentials. Reporting to the Micro-credentials Project Lead, the Engagement and Communications Officer will also work closely with colleagues in Graduate Studies, the External Relations Office, the Communications& Marketing Office and academic departments in developing marketing and promotional campaigns for the University’s suite of micro-credential offerings. The successful candidate will also drive internal communications initiatives, manage the promotion of micro-credentials on the University’s web and social media channels.

Administrative Officer II (2022) Salary Scale:                                      €39,628 – €56,860 p.a. (9 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 9th October 2022.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

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