Lowitja Institute Communications Officer Full Time in Melbourne VIC

Lowitja Institute

Branch Melbourne VIC AU

Communications Officer
Melbourne VIC

Marketing and promotion, including of events. Assist with communications, media, social media and marketing planning in response to the Institute’s….

WHO WE ARE: The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, named in honour of its Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG. Purpose: To value the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Vision: The Lowitja Institute will be an authoritative and collective voice for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and wellbeing In joining the Lowitja Institute, our valued staff commit to working respectfully and effectively, within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, to make a direct and significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our peoples. ABOUT THE TEAM: The Innovation and Business Development is responsible for the creation and delivery of business innovation and commercialisation to meet the strategic and operational objectives of the Lowitja Institute. Spanning communications, digital technology and product innovation, this team is responsible for converting the intellectual potential of the Institute into easily accessible and marketable product offerings sought after by customers and stakeholders alike. POSITION PURPOSE: As a member of the Innovation and Business Development Team, Communications Officer will work closely with and under the direction of the Communications Manager to establish and deliver the Lowitja Institute’s communications agenda in service of enhancing the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Build and maintain a high level of knowledge of current and past and present projects of the Institute to

ensure the role can be undertaken with autonomy, if required, confidence and quality insight • Assist in the production of research outputs of the Lowitja Institute, as well as other policy, knowledge

translation, events, newsletters, and online material • Provide quality assurance on internal documents, such as policies and other material that might be

required, e.g. website. This activity may include writing, editing, copy-editing and some document layout • Assist with brand development, brand awareness and promotion • Assist with communications, media, social media and marketing planning in response to the Institute’s

business plan • Specific duties related to the Lowitja Institute’s activities as a publisher. For example, legal deposit, local

and national archival requirements, upkeep of the publishing style guide, upkeep of the core distribution list

• Any other duties as required by your supervisor. SELECTION CRITERIA: Essential: • Knowledge and understanding of matters concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people • Ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people • Proven track record in communications, writing, editing and copy-editing with tertiary qualifications in a

relevant discipline • Professional sensitivity when working and communicating with and for diverse stakeholders • Experience in editing high-quality reports, newsletters, and other similar publications • High level written and oral communication skills • A demonstrated ability in project management • High level computer skills, with experience using relevant software and Microsoft Office • The ability to work as an effective team member as well as being able to work independently • Demonstrated administration and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet

tight timelines • The ability to undertake travel, which may include overnight stays. Highly Desirable: • Relevant post graduate qualifications • Experience with media work such as writing media releases and liaison with the press • Experience with social media activity on behalf of an organisation • Marketing and promotion, including of events.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-17
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