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Media and Communications Coordinator


Employer: Lighthouse Foundation
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Media & Arts
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 26 March, 2019.
Applications close: 26 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full time
  • 12 month contract with view to extend
  • Salary packaging available
  • Richmond location close to public transport and great eateries

About Lighthouse Foundation

Lighthouse Foundation provides homeless young people from backgrounds of long-term neglect and abuse, with a home, a sense of family, and around-the-clock therapeutic care that is individually tailored, trauma informed and proven to work.

For over 27 years Lighthouse has successfully supported over 900 young people to break the cycle of homelessness, move into employment and educational opportunities, and overcome damaging life experiences.

Each suburban Lighthouse home provides safety, therapeutic counselling and guidance for up to four young people, supported by two live-in carers and a dedicated team of psychologists and health professionals.

Through their Lighthouse experience, young people can heal, learn again to relate to others and start to rebuild their lives.

About the position

The primary purpose is to develop effective marketing, communications and media strategies to maximise the success of fundraising and build brand awareness for Lighthouse Foundation. This is primarily achieved through the implementation of successful campaigns, strategic partnerships, digital strategy, donor engagement and media management.

The role receives support from the Director of Fundraising and Marketing and an external digital agency and is responsible for a broad range of marketing duties whereby experience and expertise in writing, editing, social media, reporting, internal communications, website management, presentation development and media liaison is essential.

In additional to coordinating day-to-day media and communications tasks, the role will coordinate two key projects – the re-development of the Lighthouse Foundation website and the successful execution of the Lighthouse re-brand project.

This multi-faceted position is based at Lighthouse’s vibrant Youth Resource Centre, close by to public transport and great eateries, in Richmond.

Personal qualities

You will enjoy writing and be able to promptly develop communications that make people feel special and compelled to get involved.

You will be engaging regularly with core stakeholders including major donors, corporate partners, volunteers, students, members of the public, donors, media outlets and journalists – so, strong and effective communication and stakeholder management skills are crucial.

The role is suitable for someone who shows initiative, has a flair for engaging with a broad audience base and is eager to make their mark.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.