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Marketing and Communication Coordinator

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Marketing and Communications Coordinator

 Are You…

  • A creative, impactful influencer aka ‘Marketing Guru’ capable of driving strategic results?

  • Innovative and committed to excellence in your own right?

  • Confident working autonomously between the strategic and operational levels?

  • Looking to make your mark in this broad and exciting role?

We are seeking expressions of interest from talented and experienced individuals with strategic marketing and communications expertise to achieve our organisational objectives – supporting us in a period of ongoing growth by building our brand and its reputation, the acquisition of new funders and customers, and the retention of supporters for this critical full time role.


About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator is an integral part of Mater Dei and the Development Team.

With professional freedom and autonomy for leading the strategic marketing and communications direction and activities of Mater Dei, this is a position that requires dynamic and engaging leadership. The role will be responsible for building and diversifying marketing, developing and growing brand awareness and its reputation and communications across the Mater Dei Organisation. It also plays a key role in animating the Catholic and Good Samaritan Benedictine values of Mater Dei.

 Mater Dei works in a highly collaborative manner and marketing serves as a critical shared service across the Organisation.  This is a varied hands-on role so flexibility, adaptability and a ‘can do’ attitude is a must!


About You

To thrive in this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Tertiary degree in Marketing, Communication, or Business.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in digital (and traditional) marketing, social media management and communications with a focus on shaping supporter experience.

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, be persuasive, develop trust and maintain flourishing working relationships.

  • Clear, concise and engaging copywriting skills with a portfolio of pieces ranging from media releases, speech notes, case studies, brochures, social media copy and more 

  • The versatility to jump between high level strategy and rolling up your sleeves to be hands-on and operational – to make things happen!

  • Self-managing with an ability to multitask and stay well organised while demonstrating strong attention to detail and the ability to analyse and problem solve.

  • An engaging, collaborative and proactive leadership style that optimises the talents of direct reports, as well as external agencies/resources.

  • Shared commitment to our mission, values and culture.

  • Expertise in Adobe Suite particularly Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Rush/Premier Pro as well as Microsoft Office Suite and Apple Mac, Youtube, Canva, WordPress and cloud based software.

  • Experience in video creation.

  • Experience in charity environments and CRM software programs highly advantageous.


Other Requirements

  • Current Working with Children Check and willingness to undergo a Police Check.

  • Occasional out of office hours’ work may be required.

  • Attendance at meetings and functions relevant to role (E.g. staff and team meetings, events, professional development and training).


Benefits and Culture

At Mater Dei:

  • Culture is important to us. We look for team players who are considerate of their colleagues and working environment.

  • We are committed to an inclusive community and value the contribution our employees make to enhancing the lives of the young people we serve.

  • We want our people to come to work (and leave to go home!) with a smile on their face. At times there's a need to roll up our sleeves to assist with events, you'll be the kind of person who doesn't think twice about pitching in.

  • We animate Good Samaritan and Benedictine values in the course of our work and the relationships that permeate these with a shared vision for quality service.

  • Career pathways are supported by regular professional development and training within a supportive team environment.

  • We are committed to fostering a healthy work-life balance.

  • Salary Sacrifice options available.


For a copy of the Position Description, please click here


If you’d like to join us in enhancing the lives of our young people, please send your resume, cover letter addressing the selection criteria and completed application for employment form to


For informal conversations, please contact Karen Williams, HR Manager on

Applications close:    5pm, Friday 6 August 2021.  

Mater Dei is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe, feel safe and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant child related employment screening.