Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Charles Darwin University
December 09, 2022
Offerd Salary:$89,845 to $98,622
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Contract Type:fixed term appointme
Working Time:Full time
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Full time, fixed term appointment until June 2024
Professional level 7 salary $89,845 to $98,622
Plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave
Casuarina Campus


Deliver innovative and engaging digital marketing content and strategies for the Northern WA and NT Drought Resilience and Innovation Hub


About the Position
As a Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Officer, you will work closely with the Northern Hub (Northern Western Australian and Northern Territory Drought Resilience and Innovation Adoption Hub) core members and project partners and will create, shape, and deliver innovative and engaging digital marketing content and strategies, and provide communications support to the Northern Hub. You will help position the Northern Hub to lead the identification and realisation of opportunities, strategic alliances, and partnerships with key stakeholders within northern WA and NT, which will maximise alignment with the Northern Hub strategic direction.


About You
To be successful, you will possess:

  • A Degree in communications, media, or related field with subsequent relevant work experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to write for a variety of audiences and for multiple outlets – including feature articles, online content, and social media.
  • Experience working in Agriculture or with local communities, including First Nations and Non-Indigenous people, on social, environmental or other issues.
  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of communications and public relations methods and practices and proven experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating communications and public relations strategies, stakeholder engagement and communication campaigns.
  • Proven ability to liaise effectively across all levels of a consortium of organisations in a wide and geographically vast area.
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure to manage and meet tight and competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and under limited direction in a corporate environment, including setting and achieving priorities and monitoring workflow in a busy environment with competing demands.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to thrive in a changing work environment.


To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


Appointment to this role will be at Professional Level 7, the base salary will be in the range $89,845 to $98,622 per annum. The total remuneration package will be in the range of $105,118 to $115,387 per annum including 17% superannuation.


What's in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to build a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people's lives for the better through training, education and research
  • An enviable lifestyle within the unique and spectacular Northern Territory
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
  • 17% superannuation 
  • Up to six weeks of paid annual leave (dependent on work location)
  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave
  • Free on-campus parking in designated areas
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities


How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the 'apply' button and should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills and experience.


For a confidential discussion please contact Jed Matz on 08 8946 7663 or email


Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We're about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.


You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  


Applications Close: Friday 9 December 2022

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