Internal Communications Specialist (Students)

Job no: 500387
Work type: Full Time
Location: Various locations
Categories: Marketing

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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 full time Internal Communications Specialist to work within the Communications team to develop student engagement communication strategies. Working with the Internal Communications Manager, you will bring strategic thinking and relationship skills to  positively impact a new framework for student communications.  

You will contribute to the development of innovative and creative approaches to two-way communications with the aim of inspiring confidence and institutional pride among students. 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/or equivalent experience in communications, or related marketing discipline
  • Demonstrated skill and experience implementing communication plans and strategies across internal channels
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships and networks
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative approaches to content and channel management for engaging audience interest

Salary Package: HEW Level 7- $87,699 to $95,084 per annum plus 17% super and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Gabrielle Tourelle, Internal Communications Manager, 02 9850 9641 or

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

Applications Close: Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 11.55pm

Position Description: Download File Internal Communications Specialist PD HEW 7 _.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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