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The Australian National University

Communications Manager

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 1

Classification: Senior Manager 1
Salary package: $109,432 - $114,744 plus 17% super
Terms: Continuing, full time
An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional internal communications specialist to join the Service Improvement Group at the Australian National University.  A dynamic and high performing team awaits you!
The Role

The Australian National University is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world, delivering outstanding education, research and innovation.  The Service Improvement Group (SIG) within the ANU, is committed to the continuous improvement of the University's administrative services.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop, coordinate and implement strategies to inform and engage staff in the service improvement agenda of the University and provide professional communications advice to support the delivery of improvement projects and activity.  You will also be an expert adviser to leaders and colleagues on leveraging internal communications strategies and channels and you will provide expertise on communications techniques and strategies to maximise the outcomes of business transformation initiatives.

Who You Are

You are a best-in-class communicator, both written and verbal with strong experience working in a dynamic team delivering change and business transformation across a large and diverse organisation.

Colleagues would describe you as being an innovative thinker, flexible and resilient.  You are a genuine team player, network and relationship builder with strong organisational skills and proactive approach.

You will be a self-starter, comfortable wearing many hats, and have a keen ability to accommodate tight deadlines and shifting priorities.  

Your technical competencies include:

  • Excellent knowledge of best-in-class internal communications processes and practices
  • Deep experience with internal communication, change management and customer engagement strategies
  • Strong project management and internal stakeholder management
  • Comfortable and experienced in engaging with senior leaders

For more information, please contact Lakshmi West, Director Service Improvement Group T: 6125 3864 or E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems