Assistant Director Communications

Assistant Director Communications

Murray Darling Basin Authority | adelaide, SA, AU

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Marketing Communications (Marketing & Communications) • Government - Federal (Government & Defence)
With the enactment of the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) was established as an independent expertise-based statutory agency.
For the first time in the Basin's history, one Basin-wide institution is responsible for planning the Basin's water resources, with all planning decisions made in the interest of the Basin as a whole.
Our most important work is to:
• prepare, implement and review an integrated plan for the sustainable use of the Basin's water resources
• operate the River Murray system and efficiently deliver water to users on behalf of partner governments
• measure, monitor and record the quality and quantity of the Basin's water resources
• supporting, encourage and conduct research and investigations about the Basin's water resources and dependent ecosystems
• advise the Australian Government Minister responsible for water on the accreditation of state water resource plans
• provide water rights information to facilitate water trading across the Basin
• engage and educate the Australian community about the Basin's water resources.
At the MDBA, we are committed to diversity and inclusion across our workforce, and in the way that we work. We recognise the importance of making the best use of the unique perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills across our regionalised organisation. We strive to create a workplace where our people flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. We encourage and welcome applications from people with disability, First Nations peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.
Who are we looking for:
The Assistant Director Communications will:
▪ Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies to align with MDBA priorities
▪ Provide strategic advice and specialist communications support to business areas to effectively communicate through established channels
▪ Liaise with key communication stakeholders and represent the team and agency as required
▪ Manage the delivery of communication services for the MDBA – product development, digital and print content, website content, design and production
▪ Write key messages aligned with objectives and tailored to relevant channels and audiences
▪ Evaluate effectiveness of communication strategies with recommendations for the future
▪ Take responsibility for the achievements of own and team outcomes, monitor progress and follow through to deliver quality outcomes
▪ Provide direct supervision for APS level communication staff, fulfilling related HR, financial and reporting obligations
▪ Other communications processes and administration as required
Relocation packages are available, and we are committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace that will suit you and your individual needs. Joining us means you will contribute your expertise as part of an agile working environment that offers an attractive salary package, including up to 15.4% superannuation. You will also be eligible to receive a wide range of employee benefits, support for flexible working arrangements and have excellent working conditions. We support the professional development of our people, and the chance to try new things across our variety of capabilities and work locations.
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