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Senior Officer, Outreach & Communications


Deakin University


Burwood, Victoria

Salary etc:

$89,012 - $96,126 p.a. pro-rata + 17.00% super (HEW). Fixed-term, Full-time.

  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus.
  • Full-time and Fixed-Term until November 2025.
  • HEW 6 $89,012 - $96,126 / + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time).

About the Blue Carbon Lab (BCL):

The Blue Carbon Lab (BCL) is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary research team focused on understanding and responding to the impacts of global change on freshwater and coastal ecosystems. BCL offers innovative research solutions aiding in mitigating climate change and enhancing our blue economy, while simultaneously supporting aquatic biodiversity, economic growth, capacity building, and community wellbeing. BCL works closely with governments and industry.

This position encompasses the development and implementation of project-based science communication strategies, the coordination of citizen science events, and the building of relationships with multiple stakeholders including industry, government and Traditional Owners. The incumbent is expected to strategically promote the BCL's research and seek opportunities to further the Lab's position as a world leader in wetland research.

As a Senior Officer, you will:

  • Bring a strong customer mindset. Strive for excellence and consult regularly with stakeholders to clarify who requires the information, the purpose for which it is required, criteria for success and where and when advice and recommendation is required. Respond to feedback from stakeholders regarding their satisfaction and perspective with services received with openness and transparency.
  • Collect and analyse information and data from a variety of appropriate sources to solve work problems and present information in a clear, structured, concise and tailored way by focusing on key messages. Ensure information is understood and meets audience needs.
  • Build productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and actively seek to maintain positive relationships.
  • Present information in a clear, structured, concise and tailored way by focusing on key messages and check that messages are understood and meet audience needs.
  • Role model professional and ethical behaviours. Consult with available sources to gather relevant information and seek the expertise and advice of other people as appropriate.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • A Degree in Environmental Science, Communication (Journalism, Digital Media, Marketing) or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience translating science into engaging written, oral, visual, or social media outputs, as well as in the use of contemporary design and media software (e.g. CANVA, Indesign, Wordpress, Mailchimp).
  • Experience coordinating events and/or programs.
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with multiple stakeholders from business, government or community sectors.
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 21 of April.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


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