Communications, Training and Engagement Coordinator

University of Queensland
February 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • ​ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Biotechnology

  • Lead the communication, training and engagement activities in order to raise QUBIC's national profile.

  • Write, edit, and produce key corporate publications, including the Annual Report.

  • Create videos and digital assets for publication and distribution.

  • Join a vibrant national team supporting the next generation of quantum biotechnologists.

  • Based at our picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The Communications, Training and Engagement Coordinator will lead the communication and engagement activities in order to raise QUBIC's national profile. The Communications, Training and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will raise awareness of the Centre, our research capabilities and expertise, and the value of quantum technologies to the broader community.

    An important component of this national role is to promote the activities of all five university partners. The Communications, Training and Engagement Coordinator will seek out and write stories based on interviews with researchers and students and disseminate them through a variety of communication channels. They will write, edit and produce key corporate publications including our Annual Report, and produce videos and other digital assets for publication and distribution. The Communications, Training and Engagement Coordinator will provide leadership and management to QUBIC committees associated with the portfolio and provide significant input into the variety of ways the Centre interacts with the public to engage them in quantum biotechnology. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

    Key responsibilities include:


  • Develop an understanding of QUBIC's research activities and strategic objectives to ensure appropriate development of an annual communication and engagement strategy for the Centre.

  • Produce regular publications, newsletters and online updates to ensure regular communication with the centre's internal and external stakeholders.

  • Source content, research, interview, write, edit and produce original material about QUBIC members, events and research, that can be used in a range of print and digital publications.

  • Create video and imagery for use in the media, internal publications and the Centre's website.

  • Support the training of Centre researchers (particularly early-career researchers) and students in communicating their science effectively to a broader, non-academic audience.

  • Ensure all marketing and communication material is accurate and that it complies with accepted publication standards within UQ, QUBIC and the Australian Research Council.

  • Seek opportunities for co-created communications and media with significant external stakeholders.

  • Engagement and Training

  • Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of QUBIC engagement campaigns and training, including collaborations with a range of academic and professional staff within the Centre, and across and external to UQ.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels within the Centre and Government, as well as external partner organisations and community groups.

  • Lead key strategic events to promote QUBIC engagement and training including workshops, retreats, summer schools and seminars.

  • This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 5 years.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $94,754.55 - $103,180.96 plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $110,862.82- $120,721.72 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    Ab out You

  • A degree in science communication, marketing, journalism or a related discipline combined with substantial relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Exceptional writing skills with a journalistic flair and ability to create original content, based on varied levels of inputs and degrees of complexity, with high impact for audiences. Demonstrated ability to write with clarity, accuracy and precision in a timely manner including the ability to identify potential funding sources and write the appropriate grant submissions.

  • Experience in planning, developing and delivering of high-quality education, training, and community awareness programs and activities.

  • Well-developed and proven knowledge of integrated marketing and communications tactics and methods. Includes experience in the digital space, including e-newsletters, social media campaigns, and web content management systems; and experience in the production of print materials such as brochures, fact sheets and annual reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, adapting to changing needs, with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to use judgement, act independently, and use initiative to solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships and to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders both within and external to the University, including academic and professional staff.

  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of software, databases, mass communication software such as Mailchimp, and website CMS such as Word Press.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this Appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Rachael Birks via [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 14 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-34623). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for late February 2024.

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