Internal Communications Advisor

RMIT University

Vietnam: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
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Education & Training

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About RMIT Vietnam                                                                                                                       

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. We’re global in footprint and even more importantly, we’re global in mindset. We’re committed to making a positive impact wherever we go. The wider our reach, the deeper our connections, the greater our impact.

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University with 700 staff and 7,000 students, in three locations, and recently awarded one of the Best Companies to work for in Asia 2020. From a media perspective RMIT Vietnam enjoys a 40% share of voice in the sector.  It brings a world-class education and globalised study environment to the heart of Asia, offering programs in business, technology, communication, design, fashion and English language. It boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to innovate and network globally.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Communications Vietnam, the Internal Communications Advisor manages the delivery of the University’s communications to employees in Vietnam. The position requires a considerable level of engagement across the University, strategic planning and messaging, advising stakeholders on content creation and communications counsel, coordinating delivery across multiple channels and reporting for stakeholder engagement and continuous improvement. Our employees are what makes RMIT such a fantastic University, and so it is critical we foster the passion and engagement of our staff and help them connect the red thread of their work to our purpose and impact globally.

Your Responsibilities

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with professional and academic stakeholders in the University across Vietnam campuses and with Melbourne.
  • Identify early the opportunities and the need for support to communicate effectively with staff in accordance with the Internal Comms Strategy.
  • Develop a coordinated schedule of high-impact employee communication campaigns throughout the year, ensuring staff receive the right information at the right time
  • Design internal communication campaigns together with Internal Communication Coordinator both locally and globally.
  • Oversee management of existing internal comms channels (including development of content and graphics) as well as development new ones to continually monitor and improve the employee experience across all campuses (based on data).
  • Act as the UniComms central point of communication planning for projects/initiatives unless the project is student-impacting solely. In most cases, you will be the Project Comms Lead.
  • Business Partner across all University projects where internal communications are required, through the development of strong project plans, agreed key messages, change management considerations and channel plans.

Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in professional communication, public relations, corporate communication.
  • At least five years of experience working in a corporate communications environment, with a strong background in coordinating and delivering communications projects and campaigns across multiple channels, multiple audiences for multiple-level stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in English and (an advantage) in Vietnamese, communicating with precision and with sensitivity to the need for clear and unambiguous communication with employees. With sound professional writing and editing skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, along with strong stakeholder management and relationship building skills including negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to collect, analyse and synthesise information into context and deliver solutions and deal with complex situations or changes.

 JD_Internal Communications Advisor.pdf

Benefits for successful applicants:

  • Attractive USD salary package (plus benefits) for expatriate candidates and or VND salary (plus allowances) for Vietnamese candidates or depending on proven track record in meeting all the key selection criteria.
  • Expatriate candidates: Relocation allowance upon commencement of role (with support to relocate overseas candidate (and family) from home location to Vietnam under current global COVID19 restrictions) + private medical insurance
  • Vietnamese candidates: 13th month Tet bonus + private medical insurance + annual health check.
  • 20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Xmas closure, plus public holidays and paid sick leave.
  • Support and guidance from experienced Mobility Advisor to assist in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam.

To Apply

As an expatriate candidate you must be the holder of a relevant degree and have at least 5 years of experience in a communications related role, to be able to obtain a work permit for Vietnam.  Applicants who are not able to provide evidence of either of these, will not be considered for the position.

To discuss your application in confidence please email Manager, Talent Acquisition Esther Walker

Applications close on 20 May 2021


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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