Communications Officer - Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE)


Job No.: 585899
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $79,062 - $85,337 pa HEW Level 06 (plus 9.5% employer super)

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • Work on an international project
  • Use your communication skills to help global sustainability

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

Do you have broad experience in communications? Can you rise to creative challenges? If so, then this role could be the next step in your career.

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute is driven to find real solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing our world today. MSDI is harnessing Monash University’s expertise and working in partnership with industry, government and the community to address the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. One of the current programs of work is the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) project funded by the UK-based Wellcome Trust. The project involves researchers from MSDI and five faculties across Monash as well as Stanford and Emory Universities and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. The project will undertake a water sensitive revitalisation of 24 urban slums across Indonesia and Fiji, building local capabilities in new water technologies and improving human and environmental health within these communities.

The team is seeking a talented individual with broad communications experience to join their dynamic team as the Communications Officer - RISE. Reporting to the RISE Program Manager and working with the MSDI Marketing and Communications Team, the Communications Officer will provide a wide range of communications services and coordinate with local as well as in-country RISE staff and stakeholders.

This role will call on you to develop, coordinate and implement a range of communications including publications both in print and online, for broad distribution. You will deliver integrated communications content and collateral for RISE that best fits a variety of audiences through multiple channels, including web, social media, email, media, and through partner and corporate communications.

To thrive in this position you will have a qualification in communications, media studies, public relations or a related field and have relevant experience in the creation and delivery of successful content and communications projects. Your outstanding written and verbal communication and relationship management skills will be critical to this role, as you work closely with stakeholders based in Indonesia, Fiji and Australia. You will have strong proficiency in MS software and web-based content management systems. A passion for sustainable development and research will also help you in this cutting-edge field.

If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment, building strong relationships and working to contribute to real, substantial change, then this role presents a brilliant opportunity for you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Matthew French, Program Manager, Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE), Monash Sustainable Development Institute, +61 3 9905 9474.

Position Description

Communications Officer - Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE)

Closing Date

Wednesday 9 January 2019, 11:55 PM AEDT

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