Kairuruku Pāpāho | Communications Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Feb 2023

Te rōpū Pāpori |Communications and Events


Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Communications Coordinator Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
UC's Communications and Events team is responsible for building, enhancing and protecting UC's visibility, reputation and trust. We are now seeking a dynamic Communications Coordinator | Kairuruku Pāpāho to support our vibrant team in implementing effective communications strategies. You will support Communications and Events with content production and placement, support internal communication initiatives, work with other teams and external stakeholders and provide administrative support to the team. You will play an integral role in creating public relations and communications materials such as blog posts and newsletters, to support student recruitment, retention and stakeholder engagement.

Mōu | Who You Are
As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing
  • 1-3 years' experience in a communications, social media, marketing and or journalism support role
  • excellent written, proofing, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • experience in tailoring content for multiple channels and audiences
  • strong stakeholder management, organisational skills and a good team player adept at developing relationships across all levels of an organisation
  • proven organisational and analytical skills
  • the ability to work to tight deadlines and work on several projects at once
  • discretion in dealing with confidential matters
  • cultural competence and confidence to lead by example and work in a bicultural and multicultural organisation with knowledge of Te Ao Ngāi Tūāhuriri - values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions and valuing Te Reo Māori


If you have the skills and experience required to fill this exciting role then we want to hear from you!

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The Communications and Events team drives the reputation of the Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha   University of Canterbury through engaging communications and public relations. We focus on ensuring that our powerful stories are communicated to the world, that we celebrate our achievements, and that we stand out as a university that makes a positive difference to people's lives.

Our mission is to promote the University of Canterbury's research, education and student experience, strengthening its reputation in local, national and international spheres of influence and support, in ways that serve the goals of the 2020 - 2030 Strategic Vision.

For more information about our team, please visit us at our website .

Ngā Uara | Our Values

We value manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: 12 February 2023 (midnight, NZ time)

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

This role requires that you are, and remain, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any periodic boosters required by law or required to obtain a My Vaccine Pass), during your employment with the University of Canterbury.

Due to current border restrictions, you must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 13868
Posted on 26 Jan 2023
Closes on 12 Feb 2023 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Communications, Marketing
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
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