Coordinator, Communication And Engagement

at University of Melbourne

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University's business.

About the role

The Coordinator, Communications and Engagement coordinates and leads the planning and delivery of promotional and communication activities for the University's Cultural Collections and Archives externally facing activities, including exhibitions and public programs. The role works in collaboration with the Program Manager, Engagement and Outreach and liaises with collection managers, curators and across Scholarly Services.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training

  • Expert planning, prioritisation, and organisational skills to enable the successful coordination in the design and delivery of multiple tasks associated with various programs and events within set timeframes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, and a demonstrated ability to translate complex ideas succinctly and into plain language that can be understood by a wide audience

  • Expert knowledge and experience in writing design briefs and working with designers and other external agencies

  • Demonstrated ability to produce engaging, strategic and timely social media content

  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft and/or Adobe Creative Suite computer programs (including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and a demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and utilise a range of data to review and evaluate the strategic achievements of a project or event

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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