Communications Officer

Application Due:
29 May 2023
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

We’re looking for an experienced Communications Officer to support the implementation and maintenance of the organisation’s communication, marketing, events and fundraising initiatives.

Situated in the Communication, Advocacy and Engagement team and reporting to the Director Communications, Events & Engagement, you will be a part of a friendly, knowledgeable, and highly skilled team. You’ll have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, feminist organisation, contributing to gender equality in Canberra and surrounding regions.

About You:

The successful candidate will possess the following professional skills and knowledge:

  • Experience working in communications, journalism, public relations or similar.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal, written and interpersonal skills, attention to detail (writing, proofreading and editing) and the ability to produce creative content which aligns with strategic objectives, program and portfolio communication needs.
  • Experience in developing narrative content using an organisational voice.
  • High-level relationship management skills and ability to work respectfully in a team environment.
  • Experience in writing for and manage a range of content platforms and publications including newsletters, social media, intranet, annual reports.
  • Demonstrated time management skills including the ability to prioritise, multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated experience with WordPress, Campaign Monitor and Canva (mandatory).

Desirable:  Experience working on gender and/or social equality issues highly desirable but not essential

In return, we will offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to charitable income tax rebates to gross up your base rate of pay
  • Experience a great, friendly environment with flexible work arrangements options available.
  • Work for the only Canberra-based Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA)
  • Benefit from enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Continued investment in your professional development
  • Feel good knowing you are working for an organisation with a strong social conscience and presence in our community

How to Apply:

How to Apply:

  1. Access the position description (20230515 – Communications Officer Position Description) and jobs demands checklist (Job Demands Checklist – Communications Officer).
  2. Applications including a cover letter and resume can be submitted through the YWCA-Canberra e-recruitment web portal

 Applications close on Monday 29th May 2023.

Want more information?

For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Tiffany King, Executive Director Communications, Advocacy & Engagement –


YWCA Canberra reserves the right to close this role early if a suitable candidate is found.

YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes.

YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.

YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

YWCA Canberra makes an effort to ensure disability access and facilities are fitted in our buildings where possible. Our head office in Civic is wheelchair accessible.

Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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