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Digital Communications Officer

YWCA Canberra

When talented people with purpose come together, we make a difference! YWCA Canberra is looking for two communication professionals to join our Communication Advocacy and Engagement Team.

We are a diverse and highly skilled bunch, made up of event producers, writers, creators, communicators, partnership brokers, fundraisers, advocates and policy nerds. We are dedicated to listening to our clients and customers, acting on evidence, and getting the right content to the right people to make a difference to our communities.

YWCA Canberra is a feminist not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929.

YWCA Canberra provides essential, quality services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, homelessness and affordable housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership and advocacy.

Through its national Affiliate Association with YWCA Australia, YWCA Canberra is part of the World YWCA network, which connects 120 countries across the globe.

YWCA Canberra’s mission is ‘We strengthen communities by supporting girls and women through our services and advocacy’.

About the role:

Supported by a team of communication professionals, the Digital Communication Officer is responsible for scheduling and creating YWCA Canberra’s e-communications for all relevant stakeholder groups, as well as provide analysis, reporting and best practice research, as directed.

Reporting to the Senior Manager Communication, Advocacy and Engagement (SMCAE), you will be a part of a friendly and highly skilled team. YWCA Canberra is an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and offers flexibility, professional development and the opportunity to be a part of one of the ACT’s longest standing for purpose organisations.

Benefits include not-for-profit salary packaging options and an employee assistance program. Our office is a two-minute walk from the Alinga St Lightrail station and a host of cafes, restaurants and shops.

YWCA Canberra also marks Aboriginal dates of significance, such as NAIDOC Week and National Reconciliation Week, as part of our RAP commitments.

About you:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in communications, marketing, graphic design, PR, digital or other related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in digital content development and marketing
  • Proven ability to be innovative in the development of digital campaigns while paying close attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated graphic design experience, using Adobe Creative Suite and Canva
  • Ability to consult with a range of stakeholders to gain information and build sustainable working relationships

Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate ability to:

  • Under the direction of the Senior Manager Communication, Advocacy and Engagement (SMCAE), coordinate YWCA Canberra’s social media and content strategy development. This includes industry research and reporting to ensure YWCA Canberra can be at the forefront of digital
  • Create content pieces and campaigns for all YWCA Canberra social media channels, including written and graphic design content
  • Monitor Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, apps, partnership assets, podcasts, websites as well as outreach (bloggers, influencers)
  • Create content pieces for various digital publications, including ENewsletters and blog
  • Assist with photoshoots and creative development, execute paid search and social campaigns, and design email and website communications

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