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Sponsorship and Advertising Officer

Employer: University of Melbourne Student Union
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Business Development & Sales
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP), University & Higher Education
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 25 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full time position, drive sponsorship and advertising revenue
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute to making students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable

About us

With a living history that extends over 130 years, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is committed to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students, staff and visitors from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

As a non-profit organisation run by students, for students, we keep the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services alive on campus.

UMSU enables students to get more out of their time at the University. We provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a wealth of cultural facilities and events, whilst having access to quality support services. At its heart UMSU is committed to ensuring students have advocacy and representation on campus; ensuring student voices are heard while making students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable.

About the role

The Sponsorship and Advertising Officer is accountable for actively seeking opportunities to acquire sponsorship and advertising revenue and in kind support to support key UMSU events such as Orientation festivals, alongside an array of student-run events and programs throughout the year. We’re looking for someone who has the organisational skills and creative flair to find, build, and sustain meaningful relationships with external partners who can add value to UMSU’s events and promotions.

You will be operating under general direction while assuming responsibility for managing stakeholder relationships between UMSU and its sponsors and advertisers.

Your Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Coordinating the sale of advertising in UMSU digital and printed publications and events in conjunction with the Manager, Communications and Marketing;
  • Providing sponsorship advice and support to staff and student representatives in the pre-event consultation and planning, implementation and evaluation of departmental events;
  • Working collaboratively with students and staff to execute consolidated advertising and sponsorship solutions that are appropriate and relevant; and
  • Ensuring that all advertising content is up to date and produced with a consistent approach to brand, tone of voice and audience engagement principles.

The Sponsorship and Advertising Officer is a key member of the UMSU Events Department and provides sound advice and information on industry’s latest trends to UMSU staff and student representatives.

About you

To succeed in this position, you will possess relevant qualifications in Marketing, Advertising or Public Relations coupled with experience in a related field, or a relevant combination of skills knowledge and/or training.

Essential to your success will be your proven track record in procurement of sponsorship for activities and events, successful sale of advertising in digital and printed publications and events and demonstrated ability to develop copy for advertising and other promotional material.

The successful candidate will be someone who can identify and promote best practice within the sponsorship and advertising space, is able to work to clear objectives in a transparent manner, ensure their outputs are delivered in an environment of respect for colleagues, students and student representatives.

To view the position description, please go to our website:

In return we offer:

  • An eclectic workplace culture and flexible approach to our work;
  • True life/work balance – check out our benefits which include a shorter working day, 5 weeks leave (pro rata), leave loading 17.5% and 12% superannuation (pro rata); and
  • Access to professional development opportunities tailored to you and your career path.

This is a full time (35 hours per week), position with a starting base salary of $75,569 plus superannuation.

How to apply for this job

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