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Communications Advisor

Job no: 566579
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Marketing, Media, Journalism & Communications

  • Full Time, Fixed Term Position (12 Month Contract)
  • $75,578-$81,811+17% Super
  • Melbourne CBD Location

The OrganisationRMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The University Communications Group leads activity to strengthen the University’s brand and reputation through media, strategic communications and digital media. University Communications is responsible for media management and training, internal communications, issues management, corporate publications, website maintenance and the production of digital assets.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Communication Advisor will work closely with the University Communications Manager to provide a high level of communications support that drives the strategic agenda in line with the overall RMIT strategy.

The role will support and implement the planning, delivery and measurement of impactful, multi-media content, and information across the University as needed. As a Business Partner, this role will develop and maintain outstanding cross functional relationships across the Colleges and Portfolios to directly service leaders and more deeply embed effective internal communications.

The role will ensure that all communications are represented in University-wide communication planning and frameworks, and will work closely with the teams responsible for internal and external communication, to ensure alignment and impact.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Demonstrates experience in dealing with business partners, coaching and counseling them, and emerging skills in influencing leadership thinking in strategic communications.
  • Effectively builds relationships within the organization to help achieve business outcomes.
  • Effectively selects the most beneficial channel mix depending on audience and desired outcomes. Experience in channel management is beneficial.
  • Understanding of how to collect, analyze, and interpret data to develop an understanding of stakeholder motivations, preferences and opinions.
  • Uses in-depth knowledge of key audience values to achieve communication goals beyond mere understanding or agreement, such as engagement and active support.
  • Exhibits understanding of how to influence business strategies and ensure alignment and impact of the
  • communication activities.
  • Strong professional writing and editing skills, including writing for multiple audiences in various formats both print and digital environments.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills coupled with ability to be able to operate independently.

To apply

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Download File Communications Advisor 50069194 PD.pdf

Applications close on Tuesday 24th July 2018

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.


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