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Director, Public Relations and Communication

Reference no: 493689
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Bathurst, Wagga Wagga
Categories: Executive, Marketing, Management, Professional

  • Strategic communications management role 
  • Build and leverage existing relationships in the University context 
  • Enjoy both content and public-facing communication activities 

The Role

  • Fixed term, Full time 
  • Attractive senior remuneration package negotiable 
  • Bathurst, Wagga Wagga

The Director, Public Relations and Communication delivers strategic advice and services to the University, on the University's media, corporate affairs; and external and internal communications functions. Working with a broad range of university leadership and the office of media and communications, The Director holds responsibility for Charles Sturt's overarching media and communications reputation.

The Director will lead the development and implementation of the following strategic functions:

  • Media and Public Relations
  • External Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Digital and social media communications
  • Local Area media and communications

To be successful you will have:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience;
  • Proven capabilities in designing and implementing an integrated communications, media and public relations strategy for a large organisation;
  • An excellent understanding of the Australian higher education policy and funding context; and
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience in writing and developing research-informed content, that reflects political, economic and social environments impacting local, state and national levels.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Office provides student and staff services to meet Charles Sturt’s evolving needs and strategic goals. The portfolio works in partnership with teams across the University to drive innovation, transformation and improved performance within and across functions. It is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, the management of its property, capital, and IT, people and culture, business development and strategy, marketing, student administration and services. In addition, the portfolio is responsible for the University's trading enterprises and subsidiary company.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Rick Willmott  | Chief Operating Officer | | Ph: 6338 6373

Closing Date: 11 pm, 20 June 2021

Advertised: - AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: - AUS Eastern Standard Time