Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Innovation Precinct

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position until Feb 2021 at our Hawthorn campus (working from home initially)

Come join us as our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator, to support the implementation of our communications and outreach strategy

About the Job
About the Swinburne Innovation Precinct
At Swinburne Innovation Precinct, we connect people to the knowhow they need to solve challenges and reach outcomes that have social and economic impact. We bring together the University’s brightest minds in collaboration with industry, to foster entrepreneurship and to create new technology, products and services. Our strengths in digital, design and manufacturing innovation are led by our cutting edge Digital Innovation lab, Design Factory Melbourne and the Factory of the Future.

About the job
Swinburne Innovation Precinct is looking for a Marketing & Communications expert to support the implementation of our communications and outreach strategy with Swinburne staff and students, external industry and community collaborators and our partner start-up companies.

You will lead and coordinate the communications and marketing activities, with a focus on two key areas: creation of content that elevates the profile of the Innovation Precinct to the precinct’s community, and the promotion and coordination of events – both traditional and through new channels – that help to build the Innovation Precinct’s reputation.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Help drive real change with our Research and Development function. Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan – to become an internationally renowned institute in digital research, a digital disruptor and an accelerator of innovation.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • A bachelor degree in marketing or related discipline with subtantial experience; or extensive experience industry experience in marketing and communications. 
  • Strong experience in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns both on social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) and in producing internal and external communication strategies.
  • Demonstrated high-level stakeholder/client management skills, with the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds in both one-on-one and group meetings.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to create, edit and produce rich marketing and communications content, draft correspondence, respond to ad-hoc requests for information and advice and well-developed editing and proof-reading skills.
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Alyce Ratsasane (Recruitment Consultant) 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 Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 5th August 2020.

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