03 Dec, 2018

NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - SYDNEY

  • Opportunity International Australia
  • Sydney, NSW
Full time Marketing & Communications

Job Description

Are you a passionate communicator looking to make a significant impact in the world? Opportunity International Australia is looking for an experienced Communications Manager to join its Fundraising and Marketing team in the Sydney CBD. This exciting role is required to help position our organisation for significant growth as we surge forward in our mission to not just fight poverty, but end it.  

Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and working closely with the Marketing Manager, National Development Manager and CEO, this role will manage a range of communications, PR and brand activities to help raise the profile, fundraising and impact of Opportunity International Australia. Join a dynamic team as we embark on our next chapter, break new ground, and have an even greater impact than ever before!

ABOUT OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA

We believe that ending poverty is the single most significant thing we can accomplish in our lifetime. There are still two billion families around the world living in poverty, surviving on less than we would spend on our daily cup of coffee. With more than 45 years’ experience, Opportunity International Australia exists to give these families the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. Our work is motivated by the love of God towards all people. 

We recognise that poverty is complex, so we use a multi-faceted approach to solving it. Working with local partners, we deliver holistic solutions to target the three biggest obstacles that people living in poverty face: livelihoods, health and education. We help families use small loans to start businesses so they can earn their own incomes; we improve health, sanitation and nutrition so illnesses don’t stop them from running their business; and we support better education so that the next generation of children can leave poverty for good.

Join us! Together, we can become the solution for world poverty, one life at a time.

Don't fight poverty – end it.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of all publications, newsletters, brochures, flyers and other collateral
  • Development of Opportunity’s online presence, including website (including SEO and SEM), e-communications and social media 
  • Ongoing support to wider fundraising and Opportunity team through provision of communications, collateral, letters, presentations, proofreading and participation in brainstorming 
  • Key input into product development, translating programs into fundraising products and helping us transition our offering into new areas
  • Management of PR strategy, including writing and distributing of media releases and other content for publication; ongoing media liaison; management of sponsorship and advertising activities and oversight of speaking opportunities
  • Ownership of Opportunity’s Visual Identity, Style Guide and Brand DNA, ensuring consistency of message and growth of brand in target markets
  • Maintenance of visual assets, including film, photography and presentations 
  • Development and implementation of communication activities, oversight of budgets, deadlines, content, production and delivery
  • Leadership of team members to achieve communications objectives.

YOUR SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Strategic understanding of communications
  • Very strong writing and editing skills with great attention to detail 
  • Excellent organisational and administrative abilities – ability to organise, multi-task and prioritise to ensure key responsibilities are completed and deadlines met
  • Flexible and adaptable to change with an ability to work under pressure 
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills and ability to manage competing expectations and needs within a diverse team
  • High standards of execution and ability to follow and develop efficient processes
  • A practical, proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to contribute to the wider purpose within a small, dynamic team 
  • Analytical and big picture thinker 
  • Previous people and department management experience 
  • Experience in media liaison with a media contacts list
  • Commitment to the core values and aims of Opportunity; cultural fit with the team and an understanding and appreciation of Opportunity’s Christian motivation.

This role would suit a candidate with a degree in communications or journalism (other relevant qualifications accepted) with at least seven years’ experience in a communications role. 

Opportunity is a child safe organisation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and adhere to our Child Protection Policy.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please email your resume with a cover letter to jobs@opportunity.org.au

Applications close 9am Thursday 20 December. Position will be filled when the right candidate has been identified; early applications are encouraged.


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