Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Senior Communications Advisor (Digital)


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  • Full-time, fixed term contract position until end 2024

  • Salary HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus and hybrid ways of working

  • About You

    The Senior Communications Advisor (Digital) role contributes to the success of RMIT by managing best practice communications that not only meet the needs of RMIT internal stakeholders but importantly meet the needs of students.

    The role is accountable for maintaining and optimising student-facing digital information and platforms, content management of the student website (content creation and editing) so that it is fit-for-purpose and reflects best- practice communications principles.

    The role also acts as a Digital Communications Advisor, working closely with stakeholders across all levels of the University to optimise communications that support business processes, solve issues and improve student experience.

    A focus will be ensuring student communications are clear and timely.

    The Senior Advisor will work closely with their line manager, the Student Experience Communications team and wider University Communications team.

    To be successful in this position, you will have as a minimum:

  • Experience in managing and delivering engaging and impactful digital communications in a timely and responsive way

  • The ability to advise and work effectively with stakeholders, and problem solve solutions to meet stakeholder objectives

  • The ability to plan, manage and executed multiple communications campaigns and projects concurrently to a high standard

  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated passion for delivering creative and impactful communications

  • Good knowledge of industry leading digital communications best-practice

  • Experience in web-publishing and content management platforms such as AEM, Wordpress, Squarespace – and email/EDM platforms – Marketo, Salesforce (or similar)

  • Experience in digital analytics platforms – such as Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics (or similar)

  • Qualifications/Skills

    A degree in Communications with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

    PD Senior Communications Advisor Digital

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Portfolio

    International & Engagement

    International and Engagement portfolio is responsible for RMIT's international strategy and agenda, including international development and partnerships and oversight of our international operations including RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Europe. It also incorporates the University's key engagement functions including communications, experience (global marketing, global student recruitment, alumni), and business development and partnerships.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Eleani Purcell, Digital Communications Manager via email [email protected]


    Applications Close:

    10 Dec 2023 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Senior Communications Advisor (Digital)


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    November 20, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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