About the Role

Deaf Connect is seeking an up-and-coming Communications and PR professional to support the development of our external communications function.

Close out 2023 by bringing your creative wordsmithing to a rapidly growing non-profit organisation with a meaningful impact on the community we support.

  • Champion the organisation’s brand through language. 
  • Lead the development of external corporate communications, including:  
    • Media releases  
    • Advocacy and persuasive messaging 
    • Human interest pieces 
    • Video scripts  
  • Support the Campaign Marketing team in the development of communications for a variety of campaigns, such as:  
    • Auslan classes (casual and accredited)  
    • The Deaf Lottery promotional campaigns 
    • Donations campaigns 
  • Develop communications pieces tailored to a range of stakeholders, including the Deaf community.
  • Learn from accomplished communications professionals to continue your career trajectory. 

In consultation with the Head of Marketing and Sales, and supporting the Head of Marketing, the Communications Officer is responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of sales and marketing campaign communication pieces, stakeholder and customer communications, public relations pieces, and media statements.  

The role also works closely with the Head of Marketing and Sales to develop specific strategic communications plans; aimed at achieving optimum brand position, business performance and growth targets, stakeholder engagement and community outcomes. 

About You

Our ideal team member will be able to use their qualifications and/or practical experience to work with our Marketing and Sales function. To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in journalism/communications/marketing or a related, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. 
  • A love of storytelling and the ability to use this to meet commercial goals.  
  • Experience and understanding of contemporary communications, customer engagement and public relations theory, practice, and technologies. 
  • Have innovative ideas regarding mixing written and signed languages to ensure a range of audiences can access information.  
  • Experience developing and implementing effective communications and engagement strategies for application across multiple programs, services, and channels. 
  • Impeccable proofreading abilities. 
  • A willingness to learn Auslan if it is not already known.  

To successful applicant in this role will be able to show how their experience will support a greater integration of both English and Auslan in Deaf Connect’s communication pieces into the future.  

About Us

Deaf Connect is the largest, whole-of-life service provider and social impact organisation for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians. We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language. 

Our organisational values of Heart, Courage, and Discovery stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture, and language.  
We offer an attractive benefits program including:   

  • Salary packaging, enabling you to make huge savings on tax and maximise your pay   
  • Flexibility regarding working arrangements  
  • Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia   
  • Free annual flu vaccinations   
  • Free comprehensive online learning portal  
  • Free financial wellness support through our default super fund  

How to Apply

Applications Close: 29th November 2023 

Apply now! We may actively review applications and begin interviewing prior to this date. 

To apply you must submit the following:  

  • Either a Cover Letter or a link to your Auslan video recording outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements as outlined in the position description (no more than 1.5 pages or 5 min Auslan video recording)     
  • An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications.  

If you have further questions about the role, you can contact our friendly People and Culture team at  [email protected]

Deaf Connect is an equal-opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and Blue Card prior to commencement.

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