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Communications Manager

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $110,000 – $130,000 per annum pro rata

Application closing date : 23 Sep, 2020

About the role

  • NFP Salary Packaging options; work/life balance
  • Part-time/full-time (0.6-1.0 FTE) fixed term position
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health

We are currently seeking applications for a part-time/full-time (0.6 – 1.0 FTE) Communications Manager to join our Orygen Digital team. This position is fixed term and available for 12 months with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding.

Based at Parkville, you will initially commence work remotely from home. All applications will be accepted within the state. You must have confidential home office space and reliable internet connection.

As the Communications Manager, you will play a critical role in the growth and development of the division, and oversee internal and external communications. You will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of communications and marketing strategies that raise the profile of Orygen Digital and align with Orygen’s overall communications and marketing approach.

This role will also be a critical point of connection between the Orygen Digital team and Orygen’s Communications, Marketing and Fundraising team and will work collaboratively with this team to ensure strong communications, brand awareness, media relations, stakeholder engagement results, and fundraising outcomes.
Supporting the Associate Director and Director of Orygen Digital in the development, refinement and delivery of an over-arching communications and stakeholder engagement strategy, your role will particularly focus on the roll-out of our Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) platform.

As a guide, remuneration of $110,000 – $130,000 per annum pro rata is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate.

Please refer to the Position Description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About you

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or business).
Extensive relevant experience in marketing, communications or brand strategy.
A demonstrated passion for social impact (ideally in a health or youth context).
Excellent written and verbal communications skills (with proven ability to translate complex scientific ideas into plain language).
Familiarity with a wide range of digital marketing tools and channels (including website development and social media).
Solid understanding of stakeholder engagement and fundraising.
A positive attitude, strategic mindset and outstanding attention to detail.
Ability to network and build trusted relationships and collaborate well across teams.
Highly developed project management and organisational skills and the ability to work under
pressure in a team environment to meet deadlines.
Strong examples of previous written work that highlights your creative strategic and communications abilities.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Find out more on our website.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age.

Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals. With this in mind, Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description, using the subject line: ‘Communications Manager’, followed by your ‘full name’.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Jon Myer at

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Please quote in application: Communications Manager via Pro Bono Australia.




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