4 Jul 2022

Permanent Communications and Marketing Manager

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is a diverse faculty with more than 4,000 students studying across six schools, led by world-leading researchers, teachers and practising health professionals.  Our Vision is to courageously lead and advance hauora across generations in Aotearoa.  As such, we are committed to lead and advance the mana of Aotearoa as a global centre of Health learning, research and innovation.

Our knowledge, expertise and teaching are our taonga. We value our students, alumni and donors and we work closely with partners such as Te Whatu Ora | Health NZ and Te Aka Whai Ora | Māori Health Authority, as well as communities, organisations, industry and international partners to advance the wellbeing of the peoples of Aotearoa, with a clear commitment to sustainably regenerate people & place.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to stamp your mark, being responsible for promoting and celebrating our teaching and research to future students and other key audiences and stakeholders, in line with the faculty’s strategic vision.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of faculty comms, marketing and recruitment plans through promotions, event management and internal and external communications.

This role has managerial responsibility and includes allocation of work and accountability for outputs and quality as well as performance reviews and development of team members.

Qualification and Experience include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • Significant marketing, communications and content management experience
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of people management processes, financial planning, and management, including dealing with suppliers
  • Experience in a tertiary education environment or large complex organisation
  • Copywriting and/or editorial skills

We are looking for a confident, collaborative, highly motivated person who can hit the ground running and lead the faculty’s marketing and recruitment strategies. Along with this, you will bring the following:

  • Campaign management skills, with a focus on digital, working with multiple external and internal stakeholders
  • Able to show innovation and strive for continuous improvement. This includes being perceptive to how processes could be improved, not afraid to question the status quo and implement change.
  • Be a skilled people manager who is highly organised and proactive. You will be calm under pressure with the ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects.
  • Be able to quickly build positive and effective relationships with multiple internal stakeholders and external agencies in a collaborative environment.

This is a fulltime (37.5 hours/week), permanent role.
Remuneration: $105,000 + dependent on the experience and skills you bring with you.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

This role oversees a team of two Content Writers, a Marketing Adviser, and a Graphic Designer and collaborates closely with external advertising and creative agencies. The team also includes an Events Coordinator and Media Advisor that are faculty-embedded roles from our central university support teams.

Our Content Writers and Coordinators are responsible for providing engaging, dynamic, and authentic multimedia, print and digital content that effectively showcases the faculty’s teaching, research, departmental offerings, and activities to multiple audiences. They produce a wide range of publications for the faculty and manage the faculty’s  social media and web pages.

Our Marketing Adviser is responsible for supporting marketing and recruitment objectives and building the reputation of the faculty through the design, development, and implementation of integrated campaigns. They also provide marketing advice and support to the faculty’s schools and departments. Other responsibilities include social media management, campaign reporting, and financial administration.

Our Graphic Designer contributes to the development and delivery of powerful and engaging digital & print design to support a consistent University and faculty brand through creative design solutions, with high visual impact.

He kōrero mōu | About you

This is a diverse role where you will thrive in a collaborative environment working alongside a multitude off stakeholders.  You will be the driving force behind the Communications and Marketing team tasked with effectively building and promoting the profile of Medical and Health Sciences.  Promoting an array of research to a wide range of communities across Aotearoa will be a key part of this role as well as attracting students into our broad range of programmes. This involves the execution of integrated marketing campaigns, the development of engaging content and delivery oversight of faculty events across all channels. Key to doing this effectively will be your ability to think strategically, deliver outcomes on time, in accordance with budget and most importantly, to build enduring relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Resilience and flexibility are imperative for success and your experience with managing a team as well as working across a large and complex organisation will be invaluable. This role would suit someone who is curious and resourceful with a well-developed understanding of brand management and a passion for storytelling.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and several other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 17th July 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to our Director of Faculty Operations, Chris Newland via dfo.fmhs@auckland.ac.nz if you would like a confidential conversation prior to applying.  Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. 

Additional Information


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz 

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday, 17th July 2022

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: Permanent.

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