Communications Officer

RMIT University

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Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Be part of fast-paced, fun team environment
  • Central CBD location, close to public transport and cafes
  • Fixed – term position until 30th September 2020

About us 

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. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. 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. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

About the role/ College
The Engagement Portfolio sits at the heart of an ecosystem including businesses, government and start-ups, along with a highly valued community of alumni, donors and entrepreneurs. The Engagement Portfolio includes the Global Partnerships & Engagement, CRM & Enablement, Activator and Philanthropy teams.

The Engagement Portfolio creates and nurtures connections between people, organisations and communities to deliver transformative student experiences, improved graduate outcomes, future-focussed workforce development, research impact and valuable industry collaboration. The Engagement Portfolio is also a key driver of one of RMIT University’s 2020 Areas of Delivery. The Areas of Delivery are the shared priorities the University is working on together to deliver on the 2020 Ready for Life and Work strategy.

The Communications Officer is primarily responsible for planning and delivering multi-channel communications that drive awareness, understanding and adoption of key activities and enhancements within the Engagement Portfolio’s associated Area of Delivery. The position will be responsible for planning, writing and editing a range of content assets, including website articles, newsletters, and other material for internal and external audiences. They will also support engagement activities and events for key audiences and stakeholder groups. The Communications Officer has strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent time management skills and can confidently engage with project team members and colleagues across the university. 

About you 

As the Communications Officer, you will support the planning, delivery and creation of impactful, multi-media content through digital and traditional channels, to support project goals. With strong written communication and editing skills, including delivery of timely and targeted communications for a variety of audiences. In addition, you will pride yourself with your excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships. Key to your success in the role will be your ability to collaborate with others to produce video, photography, illustration and design content.


A relevant qualification and relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of study and experience.  

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards. 
  • RMIT was placed?10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018. 
  • We were named as an?Employer of Choice for Gender Equality?by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.? 
  • We achieved?Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ?inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a?top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility?with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second?Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.? 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role by clicking on Apply at the bottom of this webpage. For further information please contact Luke Scicluna at  

 PD - Communications Officer.pdf

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).  

Applications close Tuesday 18th of February 2020. 

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. 










Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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