Communications Manager

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW 8, $97,837 - $105,518 plus 17% super
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About Swinburne
Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science technology and innovation.

Ranked in the top three per cent of universities globally, Swinburne is dedicated to producing outstanding research that is relevant, has impact and is internationally recognised. Our research expertise spans astronomy, engineering, computer science neuroscience, design and innovation.

We keep the bigger picture in mind. Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages. Apply for a job at Swinburne and join an organisation with people passionate about their work and the education sector.

About the job
Reporting to the Director, Communications and Media, this is a strategic position responsible for developing innovative, engaging and purposeful multimedia content and communications for staff, students and external audiences.

In this role, you will be part of a dynamic and dedicated communications team responsible for the developing and implementing strategic communications and media plans to build and protect Swinburne’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading universities.

You will bring your special talents – be it in staff engagement or media - to identifying opportunities and developing plans to reach and influence staff, media and other audiences using the university’s primary content and communications channels.

Your ability to build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues from faculties and other business units will see you contribute to achieving our shared vision for Swinburne as a world-class university brining social and economic impact in science, technology and innovation.

About you
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
• Tertiary qualification and substantial relevant experience in communications or a related field.
• Demonstrated excellence in developing and executing creative, results-driven communications strategies that support organisational goals and objectives.
• Demonstrated excellence in managing the production and distribution of innovative, engaging and purposeful multimedia content.
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information, contacts and support
We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

For further information about the position, please contact Helene Hofman - Deputy Director - Communications & Media via email on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 28th April 2019



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