Director, Strategic Communications

  • Drive Corporate Media & Comms Strategy
  • Provide Strategic Advice & Support to Executives
  • Lead Key Projects & Initiatives

A high-profile and strategic opportunity to drive a whole media and communications system across Flinders University.

Flinders University stands at the forefront of innovation and modern academia, boasting a distinguished track record in both teaching and research excellence. Renowned for its global outlook and local engagement, the Flinders has remained steadfast in its dedication to fostering diversity and inclusivity, with a focus on enhancing educational opportunities for all.

With recent significant investments in personnel, infrastructure, and technology, Flinders is now directing its strategic focus towards attaining top-tier status within Australia, aiming to rank among the top 1% of universities worldwide. At the helm of this transformative journey, the Director, Strategic Communications assumes a pivotal leadership role, driving innovative communication initiatives to bolster the University’s reputation.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this influential position collaborates closely with the Vice-Chancellor and senior executives to ensure seamless integration and consistency across all communication channels. As a vital member of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor leadership team, you will lead a dynamic team of three direct reports and ten staff members, spearheading corporate communications, media relations and reputation, and fostering internal engagement.

Success in this role hinges on amplifying media presence and orchestrating the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy, fostering alignment between internal and external narratives. As a seasoned communications and corporate affairs leader with extensive experience in multifaceted organisations, your capacity to engage and influence is unparalleled. Your track record in devising media strategies, managing issues and crises, and crafting compelling speeches and content underscores your ability to bolster reputation and drive effective awareness and engagement.

Possessing relevant tertiary qualifications and a knack for strategic thinking, you excel in communications leadership and navigating complex projects within tight deadlines. This high-profile opportunity empowers you to shape Flinders University’s communications landscape, steering the institution towards a compelling narrative that positions it for future success.

This is a high-profile and strategic opportunity to drive a whole media and communications system across Flinders University

Applications should be forwarded to the attention of Julie Bennett in Word format. Confidential enquiries are welcome to Julie on 0431 742 034.

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