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Advancement Engagement Manager

Apply now Job no: 556876
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - City, Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Advancement

  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus or Geelong Waterfront Campus.
  • Full-time and continuing.
  • HEW 8 $114,231 - $130,786 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time).

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits including:

  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career;
  • An inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and in person;
  • Generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave;
  • Flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance.

About the role

This role is critical to the success of the Advancement team growth strategy. Leading a specialist marketing and communications team and working closely with colleagues across the University, this position is responsible for leading a diverse range of campaigns and initiatives that drive Deakin’s ability to raise philanthropic funds and engage our alumni. A focus for this role is to lead a team that improves and standardises the quality of internal and external communications from Deakin’s Advancement division.

As the Advancement Engagement Manager, you will:

  • Engage and manage key stakeholder relationships to partner on Advancement-specific marketing and communication activities.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of core teams and contribute to a community of practice to align Advancement's engagement efforts with existing business messages and initiatives.
  • Interpret requests and in consultation with appropriate Marketing and Communications teams, establish pragmatic, inclusive and sustainable solutions based on research and aligned with University context, policies and practices.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to strengthen strategic projects and enhance both internal and external communication efforts.
  • Drive team-wide appreciation of current communication channels to boost awareness and engagement to enable opportunities to be leveraged.
  • Investigate and undertake special projects as required. 

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification in Marketing or Communications (or progress towards), or extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading digital marketing and communications functions (in the philanthropic or higher education sectors would be highly desirable).
  • Demonstrated ability to create engaging and accurate copy for a range of communication channels, often synthesising academic content into informal language.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating engaging content and communications for internal and external stakeholders and audiences.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create reports, briefings and presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in the production of digital content, social media campaigns and blog articles in a complex and diverse organisation.

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.

Click here for more information about Advancement at Deakin.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Sarah Banks, Director, Alumni Engagement on sarah.banks@deakin.edu.au

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Advancement Engagement Manager 556876.pdf

Applications for this position close at 11.55pm on Sunday 21st July.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff, and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to join - and stay - at Deakin, and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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