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Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Application Closing Date: May 29, 2022

YMAC is currently seeking two full time (75 hours per fortnight) Communications Coordinators to join the team in our Perth office on a fixed term 12-month contract. The primary aim of this role is to promote YMAC both internally and externally through the implementation of sound communications strategies, promotional activity, advocacy, event coordination, and effective media management and liaison. .

In this role you will be empowered to work autonomously, undertaking a variety of projects, with your problem-solving skills being respected and encouraged.

About You:

You will have the ability to design, produce and project manage internal and external communication publications and compliance deliverables, with a sound understanding of how internal and external strategies can be implemented efficiently and effectively. You will be able to demonstrate at least four (4) years’ experience in a communications, stakeholder engagement or equivalent role, with relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing, journalism or similar.

Working in a team of fellow self-starters, you will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of your work and will have the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively.

​​​​​​Qualifications & Experience

  • At least four (4) years’ experience in a communication, stakeholder engagement or equivalent role.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in communications, marketing, journalism or similar
  • Experience in campaign and event management, including management of consultants and service providers
  • Experience in digital marketing using print, online, and radio mediums
  • Experience in media management and liaison (desirable)
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and advocacy (desirable)


  • Outstanding communication skills:
    • Written and oral
    • Presentation
    • Stakeholder liaison
  • Demonstrated computer literacy skills in MS Applications with ability to use design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Skills and experience with multimedia, website management and social media strategies.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects, concurrently.

Attributes & Desired Knowledge

  • A strong connection to, or interest in, Aboriginal culture.
  • Prepared to travel extensively and at times to remote Aboriginal communities.
  • Highly organised, and with strong attention to detail.
  • Team player, willing to work collaboratively within and across teams.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving capability.
  • Proactive and flexible attitude, with the ability to work unsupervised but under direction.
  • Working knowledge of native title system, heritage management, or background in Aboriginal affairs preferred.
  • A desire to learn how government works, how legislation is made, how policy is implemented.
  • Knowledge of media (WA and national).
  • Good understanding of State and Federal Government processes and communications.

National Police Clearance & COVID-19 Vaccination

A current National Police Clearance is required prior to commencement of employment with YMAC.

A COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for WA Workforces issued by the WA State Government, with YMAC falling under Group 1 of this Policy. Proof of vaccination is to be provided prior to commencement of work. If you are applying for a role with YMAC, please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. YMAC will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, which has a generous range of benefits including: salary sacrifice; flexible working arrangements; and, but not limited to, an extra week’s paid leave over Christmas shutdown, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria via Seek.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 29 May 2022, however applications will be reviewed as they are received.

If you have any questions relating to this opportunity, please call Samantha Rystenberg, People and Development Officer on (08) 9268 7000.

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