The Bionics Institute is a world leader in the development of medical devices for the treatment of otherwise intractable conditions. The Bionics Institute is in an exciting phase, developing therapeutic technology to assist those with Parkinsons disease, diabetes, arthritis, blindness, inflammatory bowel disease and hearing loss. We are also working on the development of unique methods for the improved diagnosis of epilepsy, movement disorders and deafness.
Working within a small dynamic team, the incumbent will be responsible for managing and coordinating all of the Institutes marketing and communication activities and reports directly to the CEO.
Initially this role will work a combination from home and in the office. As COVID restrictions lift, it is anticipated that this position will work mainly from the office.
This position is located at 384-388 Albert Street, East Melbourne and has one direct report.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Marketing & Communications
Work closely with the CEO and Head of Philanthropy to create an environment to support the Bionics Institutes (BI) key priorities, including: opportunities for positive media coverage and promotion of special events.
Develop strong brand awareness, including:
- Prepare copy for internal and external publications including the Annual Report and electronic and hard-copy quarterly newsletters
- Prepare e-blasts using mailchimp
- Develop specific campaigns to coincide with health days/weeks (e.g. Hearing Awareness Week)
- Review the existing communications strategy for BI and recommends suggestions for improvement as necessary
- Respond to enquiries from the public and other organisations, as required
Website Maintenance: Regularly update the Institutes website content (using RaisingIT platform)
Philanthropy Support: Work closely with the Head of Philanthropy to develop and prepare supporting material for philanthropic campaigns
Social Media: Manage and post regular updates to the Institutes social media pages; Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Implement strategies to increase the Institutes social media presence.
Together with a relevant tertiary qualification, the successful applicant must have a high degree of organisational skills with excellent attention to detail. This is an autonomous, influential role and the incumbent must have highly developed interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to build strong relationships.
Essential skills and experience;
- Completion of a relevant bachelor degree in professional communications, journalism, media studies, professional writing/editing or a related discipline
- Extensive previous experience working in marketing and communications
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including extensive experience writing for the web and other digital (non-linear) channels
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships
- Experienced in the use of social media tools and a high level of creativity and initiative
- Knowledge of InDesign & mailchimp
- Proactive with a collaborative, positive, can-do approach
- Experience in website maintenance
Previous experience in the medical, research, tertiary education or NFP sector is advantageous.
A flexible work arrangement will be considered (80% EFT negotiable).
Please submit your application, addressing the selection criteria, by clicking Apply Now via SEEK.
The position is available immediately and we will commence interviewing as suitable applications come in. If you are interested in this role, please submit your application as soon as possible.
Applications close on Wednesday 10 March.