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Associate Director Internal Communications

Apply now Job no: 498711
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
Categories: Management, Marketing & Communications

  • Conceptualise and operationalise vision that connects our staff
  • Newly created strategic and systematic leadership role
  • Full-time, ongoing senior management opportunity based in Launceston, Burnie or Hobart

Your New Role

Playing a critical role in the Strategic Communications team, the Associate Director Internal Communications offers a unique opportunity to develop and drive a whole-of-institution internal communications framework, enhancing the engagement and development of our people.  Maturing the University’s internal communications capacity and enhancing staff engagement, this role is instrumental in empowering our people in achieving the University’s Strategic Plan.

As a strategic and collaborative leader, you will provide high quality advice and flexible oversight to deliver communication and engagement strategies that facilitate a people-centric, values-driven culture. A key project of your new role will be to drive and innovate an Internal Communications approach that enhances staff understanding and connection to University’s strategy.

About the University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. We are committed to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and trust.  

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Your application will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with distinct and diverse cohorts. To embrace opportunity in an environment of constant change, your resilience and ability to identify, manage and respond to potential challenges and emerging issues will be critical.  Your people-centred approach will complement your expertise in creating and implementing communications and change management strategies.  

Relevant qualifications and significant work experience within a large and complex organisation and/or education/training in communications, media relations, marketing or public relations will be required. With an ability to conceptualise, translate and operationalise vision, your application will reflect your self-motivation to operate in a complex and ever-changing environment.

What’s on Offer?

On offer is a full-time ongoing leadership opportunity based in either Launceston, Burnie or Hobart.  Appointment to this senior management role will attract a competitive remuneration package, 17% superannuation and relocation assistance as required.

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. This role offers staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

By joining the University, you’ll play a crucial role within the community. We’re the key provider of tertiary education on the island, a vocational training ground, an important provider of research and a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion. We seek to impact the world through the contributions of our staff, students, and graduates. Achieving this vision all depends on the people we employ, committing to our value of creating and serving shared purpose.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, and a 1-2 page cover letter outlining your motivation for the role and how your skills and capabilities align with the selection criteria.

For further information about this position, please contact Kate Huntington, Executive Director Strategic Communications via  

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close Monday 12th June 2023, 11:55pm

Download File Position Description - Associate Director Internal Communications.pdf

COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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