Monash University

Monash University

Communications Officer - DisasterWISE



Communications Officer - DisasterWISE

Job No.: 661113

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Fixed-term appointment until 31 December 2025

Remuneration: $100,173 - $109,871 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • Hybrid working arrangements WFH up to 2 days a week
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Program

    Fire to Flourish is a transdisciplinary action-research program that partners with bushfire-affected communities to develop and implement a community-led model for strengthening bushfire resilience and disrupting structural disadvantage. The program brings together researchers from social sciences, business, medicine and urban design disciplines, as well as practice-based social impact practitioners, across Australia. The program team works closely with local communities for the program design and delivery, and also partners with institutional stakeholders to increase adoption of program insights and outputs and drive widespread change.

    The DisasterWISE Communities Network is a growing movement of people who are building disaster resilience through self-determination and community-led action. While in its early stages of development, this community-led national learning network is seeded by Monash University and the Fire to Flourish (F2F) Program as it grows and becomes sustainable by the end of 2025.

    The DisasterWISE Communities Network connects people to learn from each other and drive systemic change to strengthen disaster resilience within Australian communities. This includes bringing diverse voices from communities and organisations together, to share stories and insights as the network membership grows and the ecosystem matures. Relationships forged through these processes are expected to respectfully challenge current paradigms, and create pathways to influence policy, practice and broader systems change.

    The Opportunity

    Bring your passion for storytelling, effective two-way communication, and commitment to amplifying community voice to the role of Communications Officer - DisasterWISE. Take responsibility for a broad range of communication and administrative tasks to ensure information is effectively and efficiently developed and provided between staff, stakeholders, network members and the broader community.

    With a strong ability to write, edit and produce communications for a variety of traditional and emerging media channels, you will be executing communication plans for projects and initiatives through identifying the DisasterWISE community and their communication needs. You will also excel in engaging diverse audiences.

    As an integral member of the DisasterWISE team you will be working in collaboration with other members of the Fire to Flourish, DisasterWISE, MSDI and Monash marketing team. You will also be responsible for the integration of all marketing and communications activities, so that overall consistency is a feature of all corporate messages.

    We welcome your forward-thinking, community-led, inclusive, and collaborative ways of working which are complemented by your professionalism and strategic approach in this role. A willingness and demonstrated experience in working alongside community is essential. If you are pro-community, adaptive and know how to centralise stories for purpose and impact, then this is the communications role you have been looking for.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities -#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    To apply

    Please submit a current copy of your resume along with a cover letter in which you address how you meet the key selection criteria.

    For instructions on how to apply, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Kate Fawcett, Community Resilience Network Convenor, Fire to Flourish, MSDI, +61 3 9905 9310

    Position Description

    Communications Officer - DisasterWISE

    Closing Date

    Monday 27 May 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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    Job details


    Communications Officer - DisasterWISE


    Monash University




    May 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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