Research Communications Coordinator

RMIT University

Europe: Barcelona
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Be responsible for coordinating and delivering an effective communications agenda
  • High level proficiency in English and some ability in Spanish (beneficial)
  • Ongoing position (30,000 Euros per annum)

The Organisation

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT Europe, based in Barcelona is a coordinating centre for extending RMIT University's international engagement, and strategically growing our collaborative research and mobility activity in Europe, which is led by the Executive Director, Europe. It facilitates RMIT's engagement with European universities and industry partners, and supports trans regional collaborative projects, with a particular focus on partnerships across Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Communications Coordinator will work based at RMIT Europe and is responsible for coordinating and delivering an effective communications agenda to contribute to the success of a five-year European research project on stem cell research for premature born infants.

This role will see you responsible for driving the project’s external and internal communication strategies; shaping scientific and research content into high-quality communications accessible by multiple audiences; and developing and leveraging key relationships with stakeholders including project partners, media, influencers and industry.

In addition, you will coordinate and deliver a best practice approach to a focused communications agenda, as well as develop, drive and deliver external and internal communication strategies.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will show:

  • Significant experience in a highly effective communications function, including planning, delivery and measurement.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing scientific and research content into high-quality communications in a range of formats, with a strong emphasis on digital communications.
  • Experience working with the media as well as having existing media relationships.
  • Proven experience working with new media and digital technology to improve communication outcomes.
  • Experience working with stakeholders including researchers and professional staff in a complex, matrixed environment.
  • Experience in encouraging a workplace culture of high performance and promoting accountability for outcomes.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification in an appropriate field (e.g. Journalism, public relations, communications) and at least 3-5 years’ relevant work experience.
  • High level proficiency in English with some ability in Spanish beneficial.
  • Eligible to legally work in Spain.

To Apply

For further information or to view a position description please visit and search using job reference number 584284.

 PD - RMITE Research Communications Coordinator.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 8th December.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. 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 and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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