External Communications Coordinator

VicHealth is the world's first health promotion foundation. Established by the Victorian Parliament in 1987, we were the first agency of our kind worldwide to utilise a hypothecated tax on tobacco to support independent, long-term, evidence-based health promotion practice, partnerships and leadership. We continue to be a global leader in health promotion, as a Collaborating Centre with the World Health Organization and as a technical partner to UNICEF. Exciting career opportunity for a marketing and communications generalist who is passionate about using their communications skills and creativity to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
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Department: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: External Communications Coordinator_PD_2023.doc (Word, 181KB)

Contact: Jack Knights
(03) 9667 9048

Position Details

The External Communications Coordinator reports directly to the External Communications Manager and the broader Social Marketing and Communications group and is expected to develop and nurture excellent relationships across the organisation and with key external stakeholders, including staff in government departments and agencies.

This dynamic role supports the External Communications team to share compelling stories and convey vital health information in the media, on social media and through engaging events.

The successful candidate also provides support to the broader Social Marketing & Communications teams, including supporting the execution of media and social media strategies, creating engaging content, monitoring and reporting, and various administration tasks.

You'll also plan, coordinate and deliverVicHealth events including digital and face to face events, managed in-house as well as with external assistance.

About you:

  • You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for Victorians
  • You are a strong writer and storyteller and team player who doesn't shy away from a challenge
  • You are well-organised and know how to juggle competing priorities
  • You love analysing data and sharing insights with the team get better outcomes
  • You know how to create compelling content and how to adapt that content for different audiences and channels
  • You are passionate about listening to, learning from, and giving voice to people with lived experience
  • Your communication skills are highly developed, clear and most importantly inclusive.

VicHealth is committed to ensuring appointments represent the diversity of our community. Women, Indigenous people, people with disability, young people, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Closing Date: 5/12/2023
Unit: Social Marketing & Communications
Tenure: Full Time, Ongoing
Classification: Grade C
Remuneration: $77,510 - $93,175 (plus super and other benefits)

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or similar area
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating complex, multi-tiered face to face and digital events
  • Demonstrable experience in creating content for media and social media
  • Demonstrable experience in media relations & project management
  • Strong and dependable planning, administration, and organisation skills
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in data analysis, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience using Google Analytics, CMS, and social media for work purposes
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Experience working within communications, public health, community or government sectors preferred.

How to apply:

Applications must include a cover letter and a current resume. The cover letter must include why the applicant feels they are suitable for the position, and also address the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description.

Please refer to the position description to view the associated qualifications and experience associated with the position. Applications can be submitted by clicking apply.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Working With Children Check. For further information about the role, please contact Jack Knights on (03) 9667 9048.

VicHealth acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

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