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Communications Specialist

Apply now Job no: 500385
Work type: Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Marketing

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Group Marketing serves all university groups to promote the University's brand, reputation and achievements globally. The Communications team provides advice and guidance on effective internal, external communications and issues management strategies. The team manages the University's reputation in the media as well as with key stakeholders and develops high level messaging about the University for its target audiences.

The Role

Group Marketing is currently looking for a part time Communications Specialist to work within the Communications team to develop communication strategies. Working with the Internal Communications Manager, you will bring strategic thinking and relationship skills to positively impact Property communications across the University.

You will implement communications plans and initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting the reputation of the University with internal and external/media audiences. This role will specifically support the Property communication plans to promote the University Masterplan and associated projects and initiatives across a range of internal and external audiences. You must be able to collaborate with key senior stakeholders for alignment and work to tight timeframes. Proven experience in executing communication plans is essential. To be considered for the position, you must submit and upload your CV and a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) which addresses the criteria below:

Selection Criteria

  • Degree and experience in communications, or related marketing discipline

  • Demonstrated skill and experience writing and developing communications across various channels and for a range of internal and external audiences within the property or real-estate industry.

  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships and networks.

  • Experience working in/with commercial real-estate project marketing to write press releases/ advertisements to position property developments. 

Salary Package: HEW Level 7- $87,699 to $95,084 per annum plus 9.5% super (pro rata)

Appointment Type: Part time (3 Days Per week), Contract until 30 April 2020

Specific Role Enquiries: Shannon Kliendienst, Director of Communications, 02 9850 7456 or 

General Recruitment Enquiries: Megan Elliott, HR Consultant, 02 9850 4880 or

Applications Close: Wednesday 26 April at 11.55pm

Position Description: Communications Specialist Property_Group Marketing_HEW 7_Evaluated.pdf

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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