Parkville, Maryland
$36.96 - 42.46 An Hour
Posted 26 September, 2022
Marketing and Communications Coordinator (MEC)
University of Melbourne
Parkville Contract
Support the marketing and communications strategies of the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (MEC) and its flagship accelerator programs; MAP and TRAM

Job no: 0052200
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre
Salary: UOM 5 - $76,886 - $88,312 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre

The Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (MEC) is the gateway to entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne. The centre was formed in 2018 as part of a commitment to enrich the culture of entrepreneurship within the University and provide pathways to support the entrepreneurial leaders of the future.

Our aim is to offer students, alumni, academics, industry, government and the general public opportunities to engage with and move innovation forward to create real world impact

MEC is home to three entrepreneurial programs: the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP), Translating Research at Melbourne (TRAM) and Melbourne InnovatEd. MEC also hosts a range of events and festivals in collaboration with our precinct partner, Melbourne Connect, including our Fireside Chat and Masterclass series.

About the Role
Are you passionate about startups and storytelling? Creating content and coming up with new ideas?

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator plays an important role in supporting the marketing and communications strategies of the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (MEC) and its two flagship accelerator programs, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and Translating Research at Melbourne (TRAM).

Reporting directly to the Marketing, Communications and Events Manager, you'll play an important role in helping us continue to attract and support the most outstanding emerging entrepreneurial and research talent in the country to the programs delivered by MAP and TRAM. We're not just about supporting innovators, but being innovative in the way we do it.

The role of the incumbent is to engage key audiences by contributing to the development and delivery of a variety of high-quality integrated communications across multiple platforms that support the operational objectives of each program.

The role is responsible for working across MEC, MAP and TRAM's owned, earned and shared communications channels to support brand awareness, online engagement, and to drive recruitment for MEC, MAP and TRAM's programs and events.

Responsibilities include:

Contributing to the execution of the communications strategy for MEC, MAP and TRAM.
Planning and developing content showcasing MAP and TRAM's core programs, events and teams (both current and alumni) and MEC events.
Together with the Marketing, Communications and Events Manager, developing, implementing and supporting a social media architecture and strategy to enhance engagement and build brand awareness.

This position is part of a small, highly effective multi-disciplinary marketing, communications and events team responsible for a broad range of exciting activities and events. It is a full-time position based at the University's new innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect, in the heart of Melbourne's innovation district.

About You
Working with startups from a broad range of industries and researchers from across the University and Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, this role is suited to an inquisitive and hungry mind, captivated by working with diverse people exploring an incredible range of problems and solutions.

You are very well organised, able to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own work across multiple teams and/or projects to meet deadlines. You are aware of journalistic standards and able to source, interview and produce news stories that support strategic objectives and identify and deliver various other newsworthy content across relevant channels. Your strong interpersonal abilities enable you to be an effective team player with the communication skills to consistently manage up and across the team. Your initiative allows you to work independently and be constantly on the look-out for improvements to existing ways of working. You are naturally able to recognise potential issues and respond quickly to resolve these and escalate where appropriate.

If you like your world filled with curiosity and creativity, and an environment where we have the courage to do things differently, this might be the place for you.

You will also have:

A degree in Communications, Marketing or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
Demonstrated experience in digital communications, including social media for business.
High level written communication skills, including proof reading and editing with a flair and ability to craft messages for a variety of platforms and target audiences.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]
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