Communications and Marketing Officer 

  • Develop, implement and evaluate communications and marketing strategies to reach a diverse student audience
  • Drive the promotional strategy of major events including Orientation
  • Make students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable


With a living history that extends over 130 years, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is committed to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students, staff and visitors from a wide variety of backgrounds.

As a non-profit organisation run by students, for students, we keep the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services alive on campus and improve students’ time at the University of Melbourne.

UMSU is about enabling and empowering students to get more out of their time at university. We provide the platforms for students to immerse themselves in a wealth of cultural facilities and events, whilst having access to quality support services. It’s about making sure that students have advocacy and representation on campus. It’s all about the battle to keep student voices in the big picture whilst making students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable.


The Communications and Marketing Officer is a key member of the UMSU team, providing promotional support and expertise to UMSU’s staff and elected student representatives. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies that endeavour to engage students with their student union, its various departments and its services. This role reports to the Coordinator, Communications and Marketing.

Your Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Communications and marketing plans
  • Copywriting for publications, both print and digital
  • Media relations
  • Social media management and publishing
  • Promotional support for events
  • Research and analysis


To succeed in this position, you will possess relevant qualifications in communications, journalism, marketing or a related discipline, coupled with significant experience in communications and/or marketing, preferably to a youth demographic; or a relevant combination of skills knowledge and/or training.

You are a creative professional with highly developed story telling skills aimed at supporting and building brand awareness in all communications channels including digital platforms. You are confident in seeking, creating and publishing content that taps into timely events at the University and relevant narratives in the wider community.

Your interpersonal and relationship-building skills include the ability to communicate ideas effectively to different stakeholders, enabling students to get more out of their time at the University.

Essential to your success will be your proven track record in contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of communications and marketing strategies and guidelines, with a demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise project workloads to meet deadlines and work within budget.

To view the position description, please click here.

In return we offer:

  • An eclectic workplace culture and flexible approach to our work;
  • True life/work balance – check out our benefits which include a 35 hour working week,
    5 weeks leave, leave loading 17.5% and 12% superannuation (pro rata); and
  • Access to professional development opportunities tailored to you and your career path


Applicants are required to provide a written application addressing the Selection Criteria and Essential Skills and Qualifications which are outlined in the position description which can be found here and should submit their application no later than 9am Monday 16 September 2019 addressed to

Applications should also include:

  • a covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact details of three (3) referees

All applicants require:

  • a valid Employee Working with Children Check
  • verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, for example, citizenship, passport or birth certificate
  • certified copies of qualifications


If you have any questions regarding the position or require further information please contact Dee Jarrett on 8344 4840. Previous applicants need not apply.

UMSU reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.

At UMSU we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. UMSU is a proud member of the Australian Network for Disability. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.