[ASC-list] Program Development and Communications Manager- CHASS

Sharon Abrahams sharon.abrahams at science.org.au
Tue Feb 23 23:48:13 UTC 2010

Program Development and Communications Manager


Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)


We have a position coming up for a Program Development and
Communications Manager. Our current manager is leaving to become CEO of
Craft ACT - a wonderful opportunity for Avi but very sad for us. We have
adopted a clear communications strategy and established databases and
planning schedules for HASS on the Hill so the job is well set up for
someone coming in. See below for further details of the position.


Helen O'Neil

Executive Director

Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

T: 02 6201 2740

M: 0417 230 540


University of Canberra

Bruce ACT 2617





Program Development and Communications Manager




The Program Development and Communications Manager will be reliable,
confident, adaptable and willing to accept responsibility.  The position
requires a variety of organisational and planning skills to support the
effective operation of a small office team focussed on service for
member organisations and implementing the Council's strategic plan. The
position requires experience of marketing and/or public relations and an
interest in the Council's sector of the humanities, creative arts and
social sciences. The ability to maintain a website to support a
communications plan aimed at reaching the membership and broader public
targets is desirable. 


Duty statement

Under the general direction of the Executive Director:

Program development

*	Devise and construct CHASS programs relevant to the Council's
strategic plan and goals, including the annual HASS on the Hill event
bringing researchers to Canberra to meet and brief policy makers.
*	Manage all aspects of these events, including 

	*	Drafting programs and budgets, 
	*	Negotiating with speakers, 
	*	Managing venues, 
	*	Web information and 
	*	Delegate registration, 
	*	Sponsorship, 
	*	Catering and 
	*	Travel


*         Support membership services through a communications plan for
member organisations and CHASS networks of researchers, educators,
practitioners and artists

*         Manage a communications strategy based on the business plan's
goals for promotion and advocacy covering events, web, print and email

*	Identify potential new members for CHASS and work with Office
and Membership Manager on maintaining levels of service for existing
Council members



*	Maintain orderly office and financial procedures with Office
Manager and Finance Officer to ensure  program and communications
budgets are tracked and reviewed
*	Draft correspondence relevant to events and communications
*	Support CHASS' budgeting and costing of strategic planning goals
*	Supervise staff as necessary
*	Contribute to discussion on policy
*	Carry out other tasks as required


Selection Criteria

1.       Demonstrated experience in managing events, networks and
workshops including budgets, timelines and scheduling responsibilities.

2.       Proven ability to deliver a communications program using online
and print media, within the context of a communications and media

3.       Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and set
priorities in organising programs and events.

4.       Good interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain good
relationships within a small team. 

5.       An interest in building networks around issues and research

6.       An understanding of budget processes and its relationship to
delivering organisational goals. 


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