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Media and Communications Manager

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full-time
  • Ultimo Location

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

About the position

This exciting and challenging role will be integral to enhancing the Sax Institute’s national and international profile. Reporting to the Divisional Head, Communications and Information, you will be responsible for leading a wide variety of communications initiatives and managing the Institute’s media activities and relationships.

About you

You are creative, driven and passionate about your work, prepared to work collaboratively and step in where needed in our talented and friendly communications team. You are pro-active in offering and executing ideas for both internal and external communications, capable of taking the lead on multiple projects and skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships. You understand the importance of having a customer focus, and that internal and external customers are both important. You know a good media story when you see one and understand the constraints and needs of journalists in a modern media environment. You also write with flair and conviction and have a knack for making complex subjects appealing and accessible. You have a keen eye for detail, while keeping sight of the bigger picture. And importantly, you understand the impact that improving people’s health and wellbeing can have on our nation’s future.

Essential – Selection Criteria

To be successful the Media and Communications Manager should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Ability to take initiative and independently identify Institute communications needs and opportunities
  • In-depth knowledge of, and/or experience in, the Australian media landscape, including at least 10 years’ experience in a media/communications role and proven track record in developing successful relationships and partnerships with media contacts.
  • Strong understanding of and experience in digital communication and the importance of integrated communication strategies
  • Proven track record in in building and sustaining positive business relationships internally and externally at an executive level and a demonstrated client-focused approach
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in crisis communications
  • Ability to translate complex information into engaging and accurate communications for both professional and general audiences
  • Experience in providing effective communications advice and demonstrated record in developing and implementing successful communications strategies
  • Understanding of communications messaging and ability to develop strong, powerful messages to underpin communications activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail, particularly in relation to fact checking and proof reading

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

Please download the position description.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Media and Communications Manager.

For any enquiries please contact Kellie Bisset on 9188 9500 or Kellie.Bisset@saxinstitute.org.au

Applications close: 5pm Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

 

Senior Coordinator, Members and Training

  • Not for profit sector
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE)
  • Ultimo location
  • 12 month contract.

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.
We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.
We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

About the position

The Senior Coordinator, Members and Training will be responsible for coordinating and building engagement with the Sax Institute member organisations. This position is important to help the Sax Institute work most effectively with our members and to maximise the ways that we are able to link researchers with decision makers in policy and practice.
The role will also coordinate training for researchers based at the Sax Institute, as well as training for external researchers and for staff in policy and practice agencies.
The role requires you to work closely with staff across the Sax Institute, external researchers and other academic staff and with staff from health and related agencies. You will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.

Essential – Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the research and/or government sectors
  • Strong understanding of the research sector, including grant application processes
  • Demonstrated capacity to set and manage priorities in a high activity environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisation skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines
  • Experience with government agencies and services

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery.

Further details

Please download the position description.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Senior Coordinator, Members and Training.
For any enquiries please contact Sian Rudge on 9188 9500 or sian.rudge@saxinstitute.org.au

Applications close: Friday 28 April 2017.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.