Manager, Advancement Communications

Manager, Advancement Communications

UTS - Advancement Unit

Sydney, NSW

Posted on: 8 January 2019

Closing date: 28 January, 2019

The UTS Advancement Unit is recruiting for a Manager, Advancement Communications to play a key role in the development and execution of the Unit’s internal and external communication plans.

The UTS Advancement Unit is responsible for providing leadership and management of philanthropy and corporate partnerships on behalf of UTS.

The Manager, Advancement Communications will plan and deliver a print, online and social media communications strategy that supports the engagement of the unit with its key audiences: philanthropic donors, supporters, alumni, philanthropic trusts and foundations, friends of UTS and staff. This role will be a key point of contact regarding communications for the Advancement Unit and will liaise with key stakeholders across UTS to ensure clear and consistent messaging for the Advancement Unit.

What can you bring to the role?

• Proven leadership skills, managing and leading direct reports to achieve goals, deadlines and strategic objectives
• Demonstrated experience in communications practice within an advancement, university, fundraising or non-profit environment.
• Proven management skills, including the ability to meet competing deadlines and develop and manage budgets.
• Strong understanding and practice in social media and networks
• Demonstrated experience in the development of material for websites and print materials.
• Tertiary qualification with subjects in marketing and/or communication and/or relevant work experience.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description below.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

Base Salary Range: $99,324 to $113,119 pa (HEW 8)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

You are required to address the following selection criteria in your submission in a separate document:

Demonstrated knowledge of the communications and engagement landscape and trends, including for higher education.

Demonstrated experience in delivering communication strategies for a broad range of audience segments, across multiple platforms, including direct marketing campaigns that inspire action, involvement and engagement.

Tertiary qualified in marketing or communications and at least five years relevant experience in the field of external relations, marketing or communications with a customer service-focused organisation.

Demonstrated experience in managing a team, including establishing work plans and ensuring the team is aware of all Unit priorities and key goals.

Five years of experience, preferably in the higher education sector (or a comparable organization), in the development and execution of communications strategies, ideally related to philanthropy and or alumni relations.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC122459.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Monday 28 January 2019 11:59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.