Project and Communications Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Officer, Wikimedia Australia

Period of Contract: 25 July 2022 – 30 June 2023

Salary: Package approximately AUD$80,000 per annum (inclusive of 10.5% super and on costs)

Time fraction: Full time (flexibility negotiable)

Location: Negotiable (working remotely)

Must be legally able to work in Australia

Purpose of Role

  • Support the delivery of an annual program of events, workshops, meetings and training through proactive relationship building and partnerships
  • To provide project management and support, enabling WMAU to grow in scope and capability
  • Oversee the delivery of the Communications Strategy to grow the promotion and communications of Wikimedia Australia
  • Grow engagement with the Wikimedia Australia committee, staff, members, volunteers and the broader Wikimedia community to deliver the Wikimedia Australia Strategic Plan 2022-2025
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Wikimedia Australia’s Communications Strategy
  • Oversee the management of Wikimedia Australia’s social media channels
  • Maintain and develop timely, relevant and informative content for the Wikimedia Australia website
  • Produce regular newsletter for members, partners and/or a general mailing list
  • Coordinate media opportunities and manage media monitoring and reporting
  • Manage Wikimedia Australia’s brand and visual identity, including the design and production of printed materials and merchandise
  • Manage general enquiries
  • Provide communications support for WMAU and partner events and projects
Project management
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of annual events, training and workshops program (including monthly community meetings)
  • Initiate and develop new projects and partnerships
  • Develop and maintain event and project documentation using shared internal working platforms
  • Bring volunteers into potential and existing projects, increasing the engagement
  • Follow up with partner organisations and participants after events monitoring retention
  • Undertake impact measurement, assessment and evaluation of projects, including collecting feedback from stakeholders and reporting
  • Identify and explore opportunities for new projects in alignment with the Wikimedia Australia Content Strategy
  • Work autonomously and within a team using shared internal working platforms to achieve project and broader Wikimedia Australia outcomes
  • Undertake other administrative and coordination tasks as required.

Selection criteria

  • Experience using and contributing to Wikimedia platforms or projects
  • A qualification in communications, information or project management or other relevant disciplines or experience.
  • Experience organising and facilitating events and training
  • Commitment to the values and policies of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Australia
  • High level of organisational, time-management and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • A broad understanding of different communications channels including social media
  • A high degree of flexibility, with the ability to work independently at both a strategic and hands-on level as the organisation requires

How to apply

Please send your CV and no more than a two-page cover letter indicating your interest in the role and addressing the selection criteria to: by 10 July 2022.

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