Marketing and Communications Manager (Parental leave 6 month contract)


Founded in 1993, the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) is the peak body representing medical research institutes across Australia. Our mission is to achieve positive policy outcomes for our member organisations and Australian health and medical research more broadly through advocacy activities, the provision of authoritative advice and information, relationship building, and representing member organisations in areas of shared concern. AAMRI plays a pivotal role in representing the interests of medical research organisations to Federal Parliamentarians and Government agencies.

About the position

We are currently seeking a part-time Marketing and Communications Manager to fill a parental leave position. You will be a vital part of our small team, advising on media activity, engaging with our members and the sector, and helping us through one of our busier times of the year.

Supporting the Executive Director, you will take ownership of AAMRIs messaging, branding, communications and marketing activity. You will also play a key support role in our annual convention, to be held online in December. With a passion for science communications, you will work with the team to promote the sector and achieve positive policy outcomes for health and medical research for Australia.

Selection Criteria

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated, resourceful and outcome-focussed individual who is able to work independently and exercise good judgement.
  • Excellent attention to detail, producing quality outcomes.
  • Ability to manage multiple and occasionally conflicting deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex concepts across a variety of different channels and media.

Knowledge and skills

  • Undergraduate degree or relevant experience in marketing, communications, public relations or journalism.
  • 5 years experience across a range of public affairs activities, including marketing and communications, digital communications, channel development, digital content, publications and corporate reporting.
  • Experience with digital and social media, including reaching new audiences.
  • Experience in a research, health and/or government policy.
  • Experience in a partnership/membership-based organisation would be highly regarded.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • PhotoShop, MailChimp, Wordpress CMS, video production and basic html.

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 6 months in a part time capacity at 0.6 FTE. Salary is HEW 7 ($90,831 - $98,325). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

Based in Parkville, you will initially work from home due to the current pandemic. Potentially coming into the office at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute as restrictions allow.

How to apply

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.

28/09/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Marketing & Communications
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