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Communications and Event Officer

Communications and Event Officer

Communication and Event Officer 

Description :  Full Time Position  
Employer :  Illawarra Academy of Sport 
Reports To :  Chief Executive Officer 
Location :  University of Wollongong 

Organisational Overview and Position Description  
The Illawarra Academy of Sport (IAS) is part of the Regional Academy of Sport network throughout NSW, and provides advanced skills, physical conditioning, educational programs and community-based outcomes for the emerging elite athletes of the Illawarra region. Typically catering for the 13 – 17 year age group, the IAS is the oldest of the Regional Academies and works with the NSOs and SSOs to provide development performance programs for the athletes of the region. The Illawarra Academy of Sport is an independent, not-for-profit and communitybased organisation. 
The Illawarra Academy of Sport has a new position available for a Communications and Events Officer to enable the effective delivery of communications tools, the development of a communications strategy and the delivery of scheduled events within the IAS Calendar. This is a full-time position and will be based at the office, located at the University of Wollongong.   
The Communication and Event Officer’s role is to work collaboratively, and in an integrated manner, with both the Academy’s internal resources and its external stakeholders, to effectively and professionally coordinate and deliver operational outcomes in the key business area of marketing and communications. 
The position reports directly to the CEO but shares responsibility with the team. For further information about the Illawarra Academy of Sport, please go to www.ias.org.au  


Develop communications and media strategies to enhance the profile of the Academy within the region - incorporating website, social media and digital media elements; • Coordinate and maintain the Academy website including sourcing and developing content and monitoring web statistical data on usage and visitation; • Produce an e-newsletter (EDM) for distribution to the Academy’s database of athletes, partners and stakeholders; • Coordinate the Academy’s social media presence including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram including the integration of partner activities and promotion of their initiatives; • Design and distribute athlete program marketing and promotional materials including programs, booklets, flyers, video, social media etc; • Develop and maintain key media partnerships to increase local media coverage of the Academy and our athletes; • Generate news stories and press releases on Academy athletes, events and activities for use in local media, Academy website, social media channels and e-newsletters • Manage, in collaboration with Academy staff, internal athlete communications via TeamApp, TeambuildR and other associated tools; • Maintain a timely and accurate image library of Academy athletes and activities for both print and digital application; • Develop a range of marketing materials including presentations, brochures, signage as well as compiling the Academy Year Book and other publications as required. • End to end event management for the Academy’s major events including the Annual Athlete Awards Dinner, Corporate Fundraising events and Council Athlete Receptions • Assist in the Academy’s other events programs including Athlete Inductions, Academy Games, Sponsor functions etc. • Generic administration duties attached to the effective operations of the Office including being the “front face” of the office. • Assist in ensuring professional standards of administration within the Academy office, including technology application, data systems, equipment and work place amenity. • Other duties as requested by the CEO from time to time. 


Qualifications and Selection Criteria 
Essential • A Communications degree or similar • Demonstrated experience in a similar role either within the sport, community or not-forprofit sector • Experience in the production and publication of content for Facebook, websites and printed material • Excellent interpersonal communication skills  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated experience with website (content management systems), publication productions and media liaison  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of software, as well as InDesign, Illustrator and Photo Shop. • Capacity to show initiative and problem solve. • Strong organizational skills with capacity to make effective decisions under pressure. • Capacity to manage an event outcome within budgetary constraints. • Proven capacity to work in a small team with shared responsibilities. 
Desirable • Electronic news (EDM) publication experience • Website production / build capability • Graphic design capability • Event Management expertise  • Video editing and production • Interest in sport • Desktop Publishing skills • Marketing experience • Sponsorship procurement experience  
Commensurate with skills and experience. Nominal annual salary package range from $55, 000 to $72,000 (inc super) dependent on skills. 

How to Apply 
Please provide an application package that includes: 
1. A covering letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer 2. Your full resume outlining your education, previous experience and skills addressing the selection criteria 3. Your personal contact details 4. Contact details for a minimum of two business related referees. 
Applications can be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Illawarra Academy of Sport and emailed to ceo@ias.org.au. 
NOTE: Only those candidates required for an initial interview will be contacted directly by telephone within a two week period. All unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email following the completion of initial interviews. 

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer – John Armstrong at the Academy’s office during business hours on 02 4225 3899 or email ceo@ias.org.au  

The closing date for receipt of applications is COB Monday 26 November 2018. 

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