Director of Communications

About Sydney MBA Network

Sydney MBA Network is charged with building and sustaining a valued community to enrich the experience and excellence of the MBA and EMBA programs at the University of Sydney Business School.

About the Role

The Director of Communications is responsible for overseeing the planning and operation of the MBA and EMBA communication channels, leading the communications sub-committee consisting of the Associate Director of Communications and Associate Director of IT, and collaborating with other functions on the board. The ultimate goal of the role is to create and deliver communications to promote brand awareness and help drive engagement. 

Key Information

TitleDirector of Communications
Reports ToPresident
Direct ReportsAssociate Director – Communications, Associate Director – IT/Digital
Role TypeVoluntary- volunteers will not be remunerated for their time
Length of AppointmentUp to 24 months 
Time Commitment2 hours per week

Roles and Responsibilities

TaskDescription% of Role
LeadershipDirect, coordinate​ ​and​ ​supervise​ ​the​ ​operations​ ​of​ ​the​ Communications sub-committee20%
Channel managementRelease regular updates via EDM, social media, canvas and any other MBA community channels Build and track databaseUse smart analytics to optimize campaigns 65%
ReportReport back at the monthly board meetings5%
OthersCollaborate with other functions to send out correspondence 10%

Key Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interests in digital marketing
  • Excellent leadership, people management and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to think and plan strategically 
  • Current student within either the MBA or EMBA programs at the University of Sydney

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Previous experience in a not-for profit organisation  
  • Previous experience in project management 
  • Previous experience in brand awareness and/or event marketing campaigns 
  • Previous experience with Mailchimp EDM design and analytics 
  • Previous experience in social media channels, especially LinkedIn