Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University

Community Relations Officer



Develop and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders Make a contribution to your local community Enjoy role diversity and creativity whilst working on projects, events and communications The role Full time, Continuing Level 5 - $77,142 to $84,218 pa (plus 17% superannuation) Port Macquarie You will be responsible for providing high level support to the Director, External Engagement and for implementing community and stakeholder relations strategies and initiatives. Your work will be varied and diverse and includes drafting communications, event management and delivery, meeting coordination, preparing documentation, account reconciliation coordinating travel arrangements, and other general administrative support. You will bring a strong administrative background with experience in event management and community and public relations. You will demonstrate a high level of communication skills with proven ability to develop rapport with internal and external stakeholders. About you Skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the role Strong stakeholder engagement and verbal and written communication skills High level administrative and organisational skills Benefits Work life balance Professional development opportunities Generous leave options Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Support workplace giving to a range of charities or our Staff give program which funds student scholarships. Visit our website to learn more about our great range of employee benefits. About us The Office of Engagement and Enterprise leads the following activities: Charles Sturt Engagement Strategy 2030 Charles Sturt University Business Development and Enterprise Initiation of strategic precinct partnerships Strategic external engagement activities across the University's footprint, including Charles Sturt Regional Engagement Plans and government relations Public relations, media and communications Advancement and philanthropic activities The Office provides strategic leadership, expertise, and a range of services to support whole-of-University goals associated with its commercial and strategic intent. In achieving these goals, the Office collaborates with a broad network of external stakeholders. In addition, the Office works with all areas of the Charles Sturt community to build university capability and develop a strong and integrated approach to business development, community engagement, internal and external communications, government relations and advancement. We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others. We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in. This phrase represents who we are at Charles Sturt University – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place. Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world. Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award and our participation as a member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To apply Click the button and complete your application online, submit a 1 page “statement of suitability” demonstrating their skills, knowledge and/or experience relevant to the position (referencing the selection criteria in the position description) and upload your CV. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us. This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position. Further information Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting: Kate Wood-Foye Director, External Engagement [email protected] Ph: 02 6582 9414 Closing Date: 11 pm, 16 May 2024

Job details


Community Relations Officer


Charles Sturt University




May 02, 2024

Application deadline

May 16, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Social Science

About the employer

Charles Sturt University is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Napier Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.

Charles Sturt offers more than 320 courses including undergraduate, postgraduate, higher degrees by research and single subject study. It also has course delivery partnerships with several TAFE institutions across the country.

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