Marketing and Communications Adviser

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Campus Life Other
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55567514

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities. As the country’s largest and most comprehensive university, the University of Auckland conducts teaching and research across eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes.

Campus Life is a Service Division that supports an engaging and inclusive campus experience for students at the University of Auckland. Campus Life’s purpose is to create a vibrant, engaging and supportive campus experience. Its services include University Health & Counselling, Wellbeing, Early Childhood Centres, Accommodation, Summer Stays, Sport & Recreation, Goldie Estate, Events, Retail and Catering Services, Clubs, and Student Engagement.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The position will be supporting Student Communications and is tasked with the planning, development and implementation of innovative marketing and communications strategies, with the aim of retaining students, removing personal barriers to academic success, and helping students to maximise the non-classroom dimensions of the University experience.

Representation of the University at a range of on campus and domestic events may be required. Evening and weekend work may be required once or twice a quarter for photoshoots, student events, or similar.

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The team consists of 7 members including 4 advisers, 2 graphic designers, and 1 coordinator.

The team has a great culture that focuses on students and allows you to easily see the benefits of your own work. The team enjoy what they do, they like to have fun and most importantly there’s a team culture, with colleagues you can count on for support.

He kōrero mōu | About you

The ideal candidate is proactive, confident, highly detail oriented and a true team player. The candidate will be a good communicator, they will speak the marketing and communications language fluently, be good at relationship building and stakeholder management.

Additionally, someone who can stand their ground but also compromise when needed.


· At least 3 years of relevant marketing experience (needs to understand the framework of marketing and communications)

· Experience in a diverse range of marketing and advertising activities across print, the web and digital media

· Capability in digital marketing, including social media, mass email and web platforms

· Needs to have managed websites, photoshoots, and videoshoots

· Previously worked with graphic designers is a plus


A bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, or a relevant subject area

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of 30th of September 2021 and include an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this role, please email Melika Carlson - [email protected]

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