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Communications and Marketing Manager

Lead the Comms & Marketing function for Ormond College and Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne.

The Organisation

Ormond College is the largest residential College at the University of Melbourne and host to the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship. Home to around 370 undergraduates, 50 graduate resident students and 80 non-resident students, Ormond College is committed to providing an outstanding residential and learning experience through its core values of respect, community, learning, integrity, diversity and heritage. We inspire and challenge students’ thoughts and beliefs, preparing them to be active citizens in their life after College, and to make a positive contribution in their local and global communities. Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship is a leading centre for entrepreneurial training. Established in 2015 in a purpose-built facility at Ormond College, Wade delivers high quality programs that seek to build Australia’s entrepreneurship capability including the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship.

Ormond and Wade Institute offer a unique community experience, set in beautiful heritage gardens and grounds on the doorstep of the Melbourne CBD. Our culture actively embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to be certified as a member of the Diversity Council of Australia.

The Role

– Responsible for creating and delivering high impact campaigns and community engagement programs across two distinct entities – Ormond College and Wade Institute.
– Develop narratives and communication programs that keep our community connected and build affinity.
– Lead a small but dedicated team, responsible for brand awareness and campaign activity, PR and communications, archives and cultural collections, digital marketing and social media, publications and collateral, and market research and segmentation.
– Collaborate with various departments within the College and Wade Institute to generate innovative ideas and deliver campaigns that attract the best students, motivate alumni and donors and recruit high quality faculty and staff.
– Work in a small, close-knit team with a strong focus on working collaboratively and producing great outcomes for our community.


– Proven experience in leading successful end-to-end marketing campaigns across multiple brands, audiences, channels and mediums.
– Strong internal communications, stakeholder relations, media and PR skills.
– Successful experience managing, leading and mentoring a high performance Communications and Marketing team.
– Highly developed interpersonal skills, with an ability to collaborate with colleagues across organisations to achieve collective success.
– An analytical mindset and proven organisational ability to plan, work to deadlines, and manage workload.
– A desire to be engaged in all aspects of College and Wade life, including attendance at out-of-hours events and student activities.


– Competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience
– Daily meals in the iconic Ormond College Dining Hall and onsite parking
– 12% Superannuation
– Flexible work environment

Applications close Wednesday 8 December

Parkville, Victoria 3052

Ormond College


Please access the full position description and application portal here

For any enquiries please contact: Kim Howells – Executive Director Engagement


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