Job Title: Communications Manager
Organisation: Global Voices
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Closing Date: 20 November 2020
Salary: Voluntary, with modest weekly stipend available
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Part Time
Sponsors international candidates? No, candidates must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or permanent humanitarian resident
The Communications Manager is an integral part of our Executive Team, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The successful applicant will be creative, organised, outcome-focused and have a flexible and positive attitude towards their work. They will also be passionate about working with and mentoring young people and have an interest in international affairs.
The Communications Manager's responsibilities include writing copy for our website, developing promotional materials and leading application campaigns, managing an engaging social media schedule, leading scholars through the Media Engagement component of the Scholarship program, as well as creating strong links with our alumni network.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has dreamt of leading communications and marketing projects and wants the freedom to run with new ideas. In this role, the Manager will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about Australia's international engagement and strategic objectives and further develop their professional networks.
Role and Responsibilities
Develop and manage an engaging and informative social media schedule
Lead scholars through the Media Engagement component of the Scholarship program, including providing guidance on how to pitch to media outlets
Manage the development and regular update of website content
Work closely with Program Managers and Scholars to create blog articles for the News and Media Centre
Create promotional collateral for partners and other interested parties to promote the scholarship offerings each semester
Work closely with the CEO to create engaging partnership prospectus' and external documents geared towards a range of audiences
Assist Scholars in developing key relationships and opportunities to achieve broader engagement with their policy papers
Curate an engaged alumni community, including writing copy for a bi-monthly alumni newsletter
Manage the coordination of alumni and networking events
Assist in the completion of general administrative and ad-hoc tasks, as required.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Highly organised, self-motivated and professional
Extensive knowledge of communications, marketing and event planning, including appropriate tertiary education and real world experience;
Experience working with Squarespace, Hootsuite and Canva, or similar softwares;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prepare a variety of materials for different audiences
Confident presenting information to internal and external stakeholders;
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and manage relationships and work efficiently and professionally in a small team environment;
Strong organisation and time management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines and to confidently adapt to changing circumstances;
Demonstrated communications management experience that displays initiative, ambition and vision, with the ability to work independently to achieve project outcomes;
Demonstrated leadership skills, with experience providing mentoring and creating opportunities for young people, especially on the world stage;
An interest in international development, political relations, and global issues;
A willingness to learn and further develop skills and experience, by being open to and implementing feedback and recommendations for improved outcomes;
and Experience in journalism or PR is looked favourably upon, though not essential.
To apply for this role please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "[Name] Application GV Communications Manager 2020". Please attach the following documents, in a single PDF file:
A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (no more than one page)
A copy of your CV/Resume (with contact details of at least 2 referees who have managed you directly)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview after applications close. The role will begin shortly after this process has been finalised. The successful applicant will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and be supervised by the CEO and current Communications Manager until handover is completed. If you have any further questions regarding the role, please email the current Communications Manager, Sacha, via email@example.com.
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