Posted by UNSW
$ 129,059 - $136,945 + 17% Super
18 May, 2022

External Engagement Manager (Science)

An opportunity for an External Engagement Manager based in Kensington, Sydney with a passion and understanding for Science

External Engagement Manager (Science)


  • Employment Type: Continuing, Full Time
  • Remuneration: $ 129,059 – $136,945 + 17% Superannuation
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About UNSW:

Our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world

Why Your Role Matters:

The External Engagement and Alumni Experience Team helps faculties of the University to build their reputation and networks of influence and tell the stories of the research and educational excellence that UNSW is known for. In close collaboration with the faculty executive and corporate teams, the External Engagement team is responsible for setting and executing the communications strategy for their faculty and planning and delivering external engagement activity including: delivering events; alumni experience initiatives; sourcing, writing and placing News & Content and internal Communications. This position will support our Faculty Of Science, collaborating closely with stakeholders on delivering external engagement activities locally. You will also have the support of a hard-working, multi-disciplinary team including an Events & Internal Communication Coordinator, News & Content Coordinator and Alumni Engagement Coordinator.



  • Set the strategic direction for faculty priority external engagement projects
  • Lead a Team covering events, internal comms, news and content and alumni engagement activities
  • Work collaboratively with a team of Communication professionals in other faculties on UNSW projects
  • Build and maintain highly effective working relationships with the centrally managed functions
  • Prepare and coordinate the bi-monthly External Engagement Committee
  • Ensure a ‘OneUNSW’ approach is taken to developing strategy and implementing quality standards
  • Coordination of key ‘community building’ activities within the faculty, playing a ‘hands-on’ role


Who You Are:

  • A relevant tertiary degree coupled with experience executing innovative external engagement plans
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly adaptable, collaborative, and consultative manner
  • Proven experience increasing an organisation’s profile via external engagement activities
  • A confident communicator and collaborator with excellent presentation skills
  • Previous experience or a passion for Science related field highly regarded
  • Someone who can develop and inspire a team while also getting involved in the day-to-day

Benefits and Culture:

We value work-life balance and support our employees to have a strong sense of personal wellbeing. UNSW employees receive a range of leave entitlements that factor in and honour all aspects of our lives. Some examples of this include our generous Primary Careers leave (26-36 weeks) or additional leave over the Christmas period. There’s a reason we are one of the top 20 employers in Australia.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application before Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

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$ 129,059 - $136,945 + 17% Super

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Georgia Grinnell