Senior Manager, Engagement and Communication

University of Queensland
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$124,996
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Contract Type:Fixed term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Global Partnerships Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Based at the 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, real-world impact.

    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:

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options

  • 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

  • Discounted parking (from just $5 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a Senior Manager, Engagement and Communication. This position oversees a busy and diverse team of engagement and communication professionals, and provides high-level communication support, intelligence and analytical data to aid the development and delivery of UQ's global and entrepreneurship strategies.

    This position ensures UQ's global reputation and international engagement is showcased internally and externally, predominantly through briefing materials, speeches and presentations, news articles, and digital and print collateral. In addition to managing data, communication and marketing, the role provides oversight of high-level international visits to UQ and/or with UQ's senior executive leadership team and assists in coordinating Senior Executive Missions and a range of off-shore and on-shore engagement events.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the development and delivery of external communication that showcase the impact of UQ's engagement globally and with strategic partners. This includes management of GP and Ventures websites, email marketing campaigns, event marketing and promotion, speeches and presentations, high-level correspondence, capability statements, and publications and brochures.

  • Manage the development and delivery of internal communication to promote GP initiatives and events, and to encourage collaboration across research and teaching and learning. This includes management of unit-level and UQ- wide reports and the development of intelligence and engagement briefing materials to support senior executive meetings and international engagement activities.

  • Provide data, analyses and reporting to support the development of partnership strategies and briefing materials, and as required for external and internal communication.

  • Oversee the GP International Visits and Events team, assisting in the management of inbound visits, external events, Senior Executive Missions, and additional executive travel.

  • Manage and prioritise the workload of the Intelligence and Engagement team.

  • Manage staff reviews, performances appraisal and staff development.

  • This is a Full-time , Fixed term position for up to 12 months. At HEW Level 9 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $124,996.74 to $132,185.85 plus a generous super allowance of 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $146,46.19 to $154,357.06 per annum.

    About You
  • A postgraduate degree (or progress towards a postgraduate qualification) and extensive relevant experience. Qualifications in professional communication is preferred, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training in international relations or business development within the context of international higher education.

  • Demonstrated skills in professional writing, editing and publishing, with experience in a corporate communication environment.

  • Experience in the development and implementation of external communication and engagement campaigns, including the coordination of marketing collateral and events logistics.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and communicate complex data, with experience in presenting results, interpreting trends, and data visualisation.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including demonstrated capacity to lead and manage a team in a deadline-driven environment, and to liaise with a wide range of staff and stakeholders.

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including a demonstrated ability to multi-task, establish work priorities, meet timelines, and maintain attention to detail in a busy, deadline-driven environment.

  • High-level computer competency, including the ability to use data warehousing and visualisation software (such as SAP Business Objects); the Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Office, Excel and Powerpoint); and the Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign).

  • Desirable

  • Experience in the higher education sector, ideally within international education and/or entrepreneurship.

  • Experience using Drupal, WordPress or similar content management systems.

  • Experience using email marketing platforms (e.g.: Vision6).

  • 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.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Brett Lovegrove (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global Partnerships) at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number 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, please note your preference for Part-time job share or Full-time position

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    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 our 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 closes 12 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-34409).

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