Communications and Engagement Officer - Tenders Global

Communications and Engagement Officer

University of Sydney

  • Full time, 12-months fixed-term position

  • Exciting opportunity to provide strategic communications and engagement support to the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI)

  • Base Salary $95,860 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney Environment Institute is a national and world leader in multidisciplinary environmental and climate research, known in particular for work in the environmental humanities and social sciences. The Communications and Engagement Officer will work closely with a small team who support the delivery of SEI’s mission to extend and amplify the scope of engagement on environmental issues and bring together expertise from across disciplines to tackle the greatest challenges in favour of the common good.

As the Communications and Engagement Officer, you will deliver SEI’s communications strategy to increase the reach of, and drive engagement with, SEI’s research. You will continue to build SEI’s reputation as a leading climate and environment institute and play a key role in coordinating and managing communications on a variety of platforms.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate and create communications using different channels including newsletters, social media and email to increase reach and drive engagement with SEI’s research

  • manage the SEI website including the creation, collation and maintenance of content including editing news and analysis pieces and video/audio content

  • assist academics in research translation, reworking formal research outputs into more publicly accessible writing, op-eds, blog posts, and/or policy papers

  • monitor and analyse the performance of SEI’s communications channels including newsletters, social media and website.

  • work closely with media and communications professionals across the University and beyond to elevate the position of SEI in internal and external communications channels

  • assist in the continuous improvement of SEI’s Communications Strategy and in the preparation of reports on this strategy

  • Support the development, co-ordination, and implementation of initiatives to build the Sydney Environment Institute’s brand and reputation.

  • work within a dynamic team, reporting to the General Manager – SEI.

About you

  • demonstrated experience in developing and executing marketing communications campaigns and strategies across a broad range of channels and mediums, including social media and website

  • experience managing and growing social media presence (X, Blue Sky, LinkedIn, Facebook), newsletter subscribers and website reach, grounded in sound analytics

  • excellent written communication skills with the ability to write appropriately for different platforms and confidently copy-edit your own work, and that of others

  • excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills

  • highly self-motivated with excellent time management and organisational skills, and the ability to balance competing priorities while still meeting deadlines

  • ability to understand, a wide range of topics and writings in environment, sustainability, and climate research performed at the University of Sydney

  • strong working knowledge of Microsoft office, Adobe Suite, Hootsuite and Campaign Monitor is highly desirable.

  • tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience in a related field.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter,that addresses the key competencies in the ‘About you’ section, current CV, and a short sample (2 pages max) of relevant work such as social media posts and writing samples) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Kale Claffey, Recruitment Operations by email to [email protected].

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