Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Curtin University of Technology
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:$89,919 - $95,391
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Job Reference: 1208240

Are you a skilled communicator with a passion for engagement and promotion? We are seeking a Communications and Engagement Coordinator to join our team at Curtin's new Goldfields University Department of Rural Health (GUDRH) located at our Kalgoorlie campus.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Flexible Working Arrangements: Choose from full-time, part-time, or job-share options to suit your lifestyle, based at our Kalgoorlie campus.
  • Competitive Remuneration: Earn between $89,919 - $95,391 (G06) pro- rata, plus 17% superannuation and additional locality leave and allowances.
  • Potential further term : The term of appointment is linked to a Commonwealth funding grant, however, there is possibility for extensions aligned to future funding renewals.
  • Empowering Role: Help develop a new department forming vital community links.
  • Professional Growth : Develop your professional skills in a leading Australian University.
  • Your new role As the Communications and Engagement Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of communication activities that target internal and external audiences. Your primary focus will be to increase our digital presence by leading web page development and social media strategies, as well as raising the profile of our department in the community by coordinating events, developing communications collateral such as flyers and newsletters, and contributing to the development of stakeholder engagement strategies.

    To be successful in this role, you should have experience developing and implementing communication strategies and a strong understanding of traditional and digital media tools. You will work closely with our team to align communication activities with our organisational goals and objectives.

    If you are a self-starter with excellent communication skills and a passion for engagement and promotion, we encourage you to apply for this role. Join our team and help us achieve our goals while developing your own skills and experience!

    Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Plan, develop and implement communications strategies for key priorities and activities
  • Research, write and edit communications/promotional material for a variety of audiences across a range of channels, including, print and digital (website, social media platforms and e-newsletters).
  • Innovatively use a variety of digital tools and media including visual, to convey relevant messages and information.
  • Ensure all written content is of high quality; is aligned with Curtin's vison, mission and values; is accurate and consistent across all publishing channels; and complies with Curtin brand identity style guidelines.
  • Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies and seek to continuously improve communication and engagement with relevant audiences.
  • Selection Criteria

  • A relevant degree in communications, public relations, marketing or related discipline and relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Proven ability to plan, implement and evaluate communications and engagement strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing digital communications channels and web content.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively and constructively and to develop relationships across all levels of an organisation.
  • Demonstrated professional writing and communication skills, with experience in the preparation of clear, accurate and timely communication materials, targeted at a diverse audience.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as well as effectively as part of a team.
  • If your qualifications or experience look different from what we've described above, but you feel your skills and potential are a match to the capabilities we need, please apply. We are looking for diversity in experience, thought and approach. This role is part of a progressive and supportive team. We support flexible work arrangements, remote working/working from home including the option for job share and part-time options. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Chelsie Grace, Business Manager, on 9088 6024, [email protected]

    About us

    Curtin University - Goldfields University Departments of Rural Health (GUDRH)

    University Departments of Rural Health (also known as UDRHs) are academic centres based in rural and remote Australia. Established in 2023, the Goldfields University Department of Rural Health (GUDRH) aims to strengthen the supply, capability, and impact of healthcare graduates in the Goldfields region and in doing so, help address healthcare disparities in our rural communities.

    Operated by Curtin University in collaboration with the Western Australia Country Health Service and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), GUDRH receives funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program. The GUDRH's focus is multifaceted and includes:

  • Raising awareness of, and fostering access to, health science careers
  • Providing enriching and positive rural placements for current health science students
  • Supporting the enhancement of local health professionals' capabilities, especially in the area of clinical supervision
  • Conducting rurally relevant research
  • Expansion of health science degrees and qualifications on offer at the Kalgoorlie Campus.
  • The activities of the GUDRH are underpinned by interprofessional learning to promote collaborative care practices, vital for maximising rural health care outcomes. The GUDRH also prioritises education in the area of Aboriginal health and wellbeing, culturally safe ways of working, and the place of traditional medicine, to help support improved health outcomes for Aboriginal communities.

    As a recently established entity within Curtin University's Faculty of Health Sciences, the GUDRH is at a key point in its evolution. Our progressive and supportive team is part of a Faculty that educates more health professionals than any other Western Australian tertiary institution. The recruitment of suitably qualified, experienced, and dedicated teaching, academic, and professional staff is critical to our ongoing success.

    For further details about the Faculty of Health Sciences, visit: https://

    Why Choose Us?

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Our Karlkurla (Kalgoorlie) campus is home to our newly established Goldfields University Department of Rural Health, and WA School of Mines.

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options, locality allowance, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days), Travel Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • For more information about our university and benefits, please visit https: //

    To learn more about our Kalgoorlie campus please visit: https: //

    Join us!

    Please provide a maximum two-page cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https: //

    Applications close: Friday, 24 May 2024, at 10:00 AWST Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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