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Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Officer

University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association
  • Part time, FTE 0.8
  • 2 Year fixed term contract


  • Based on the University of Melbourne's beautiful Parkville campus, close to public transport, parks and amenities
  • Excellent opportunity for professional to work on part time fixed contract
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace, committed to progressive values and life balance

About GSA

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the independent representative organisation for all graduate coursework and research students at the University of Melbourne. GSA is led by an elected Council of 15 graduate students, and on behalf of over 30,000 constituents represents graduate student interests to the University and wider community, provides facilities and services, delivers events and activities to promote graduate student community and academic excellence, and supports 149 affiliated graduate student groups.

As the largest dedicated postgraduate association in Australia, GSA’s vision is for cohesive communities that actively empower graduate students to achieve meaningful holistic outcomes and experiences. Our mission is to enable and build these communities through proactive, responsible representation and advocacy; purposeful, impactful services and support; and strong partnerships with the University of Melbourne and relevant stakeholders and agencies.


The role provides support and undertakes tasks to increase stakeholder engagement, communication and marketing capacity for GSA with effective and efficient communications and engagement both internally and externally, including social media, stakeholder engagement, events, publications and digital media. The role will also be responsible for creating content to support the student engagement and advocacy events, activities, and campaigns. The role will support staff to develop comprehensive stakeholder engagement plans and support networking. The role will also oversee and support the graduate roles who undertake the graphic design, social media and the publication functions with the Manager Student Engagement/Communication.


Essential Criteria

  • Postgraduate degree level, or equivalent, in Communications; or completion of a relevant qualification and subsequent relevant work experience
  • High level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to relate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to apply sound organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise and schedule communications, work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and broadcast communication skills, including experience in writing, editing and social media content, for a variety of audiences
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working knowledge of developing content for e-newsletter programs
  • Strong understanding and/or background in social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter


  • A competitive salary and benefits, including generous leave entitlements
  • Opportunities for career progression, and comprehensive professional development
  • The chance to work in a supportive environment

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