Communications Manager (HEO 8) in the Integration Management Office (IMO)

University of South Australia
April 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,351
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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  • Based in the Integration Management Office (IMO) in the Adelaide CBD

  • Full-time fixed term contract until 31 December 2025
  • Commencement salary: $108,351 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • About the role

    We are seeking a Communication Manager to contribute to one of the largest changes to higher education in Australia over the past 30 years and help shape the new Adelaide University. You will work for the University of South Australia and be based in the Integration Management Office (IMO).

    The Integration Management Office (IMO) has established functional areas which are referred to as Domains. Each Domain is responsible for executing tasks and producing deliverables that are crucial to the establishment of the new Adelaide University.

    As the Communication Manager you will work with relevant project teams within the IMO, Vice Chancellors, Senior Executives and relevant cross-functional teams within the IMO and across The University of South Australia (UniSA) and The University of Adelaide (UoA), to provide expert strategic advice on, and project leadership of program milestone and decision communication, transition updates and narratives, and change communications. It will help manage the transition narrative and ensure current university communities are taken on the transition journey.

    This role will focus on internal audiences (staff and current students); however, it will work closely with the relevant Domains within the Integration Management Office, including the Market and Partner Engagement Domain, for external audience communication related to the transition process.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Conceive, research, write, edit and critically analyse a range of communication materials
  • Deliver strategic communications planning and advisory to the IMO, including Domain functions supporting the creation of Adelaide University
  • Lead the development and maintenance of the transition narrative for relevant project communication channels not limited to intranet, Staff newsletters, Adelaide University website, etc.
  • Provide oversight of university staff engaged in content development to ensure a consistent tone of voice and appropriate use of messaging
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Expert written and verbal communications skills including experience in writing and editing content and presenting to and engaging with stakeholders
  • Experience in the strategic planning, delivery and evaluation of a broad range of integrated marketing campaigns for a variety of audiences
  • Proven experience and demonstrated achievement in leading and managing multiple communication projects that involve a range of stakeholders to achieve quality outcomes
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to in manage conflicting priorities and short-term deadlines
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills together with experience in relating to and influencing managers and negotiating with staff across all levels of an organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis and interpretation of data and statistics and preparation of high-level management reports
  • About the new Adelaide University

    The University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide are working together to create a new Adelaide University that will make transformational investments in teaching, learning, research and innovation at scale for South Australia and beyond.

    The new Adelaide University will be a future-focused university, a magnet for talented staff and students alike. Combining the strengths of the University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide to deliver nation-leading curriculum and student experience, greater access to education, and world- class research excellence, the new institution will be recognised as one of the world's top 100 universities.

    Express your interest now!

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

    Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Partner: IMO. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Jessica via email at [email protected]. If you require assistance submitting your application, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6076.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 30 April 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

    Applications will be jointly assessed by both the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide in the creation of the new Adelaide University.

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