Associate Director (Communications)
Asia Society Australia (Melbourne, Australia)

Position: Associate Director (Communications)
Reporting: Chief Executive Officer
Location:  Melbourne
Work type:  Full-time
Remuneration: Commensurate with professional experience
Start date: Immediate

Our pitch to you:

  • Career-defining role with the growing global organisation

  • Opportunity and autonomy to shape the role and make a positive impact

  • Attractive salary package, performance bonuses, great team

At a glance:

Asia Society Australia is seeking an enthusiastic communications professional to work in the expanding team of the growing global organisation.

This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving global and national organisation with a vision to prepare Australia for a shared future in Asia, and the ambition to become Australia’s leading business and policy think tank.


Reporting directly to the CEO and joining a busy team in a fast-paced environment, the successful candidate will shape and implement Asia Society Australia’s communications strategy and extend the reach, impact and influence of the Asia Society Australia’s world-class content and programs.


We are seeking a hands-on, collaborative and creative team player with a proven track-record of delivery of impactful communications, excellent communications skills, and a ‘can-do’ attitude.


In this role, you will:

  • Design and deliver multi-channel communications strategies, program and content campaigns to members, subscribers and public using marketing automation software platform (Autopilot)

  • Oversee, produce and manage digital assets (written, video, graphic, photography, infographics), ensuring they are aligned with Asia Society’s brand and strategy

  • Supervise, develop and mentor the Digital Content Producer

  • Advise CEO and other team members on communications strategy, best practice and execution

  • Manage and oversee website content and design in line with global brand guidelines

  • Create and oversee the delivery of digital and social media strategies

  • Manage delivery of the design and production of publications and promotional materials including marketing brochures, newsletters, program collateral, and large-scale event material

  • Oversee brand and visual identity cohesion, quality and consistent application across all external and internal communications

  • Coordinate media relations, monitor media coverage and measure media impact.

  • Drive growth of new audiences for Asia Society Australia through innovative communications strategies

  • Evaluate and improve policies and procedures that deliver ongoing improvements in communications delivery and contribute to Asia Society Australia ’s “Digital First” strategy

  • Contribute to Asia Society’s global communication strategies, and work collaboratively with global and Centres’ communications teams to raise a profile of the organisation and deliver effective communication

  • Other duties as required by the Organisation

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 3 – 5 years or more of relevant work experience in content and communications management in a corporate, academic or not-for-profit setting

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with experience delivering digital communication campaigns and writing marketing and website copy

  • Excellent relationship management skills with strong ability to interact with diverse stakeholders

  • A team player who is creative, enthusiastic, with strong organisational skills, impeccable time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritise tasks efficiently

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A reliable self-starter and problem-solver who can work independently and in a small-team, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator

  • Adept at managing the social media portfolio of a busy organisation

  • Experience in Customer Relationship Management Systems, ideally Salesforce

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Communications, Arts, Marketing, or related field

  • Passion for Asia and international affairs

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to achieve results within time constraints and conflicting priorities.

  • Ability to work methodically and with outstanding attention to detail.

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment.

Apply now by e-mailing your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are the ideal candidate to Philipp Ivanov at hr_aus@asiasociety.org.


Applications close Sunday 17 July 2022. Please note we will be conducting interviews as we receive applications.

For more information please visit our website https://asiasociety.org/australia


About Asia Society Australia

Asia Society Australia is a business and policy think-tank and membership organisation dedicated to Asia.  Our mission is to prepare Australians for deeper and sustainable engagement with a more complex Asia. We are a national, independent, non-partisan, and non-political institution with a national centre in Melbourne, a centre in Sydney, and programs accessible in Australia and globally through digital and face-to-face platforms.  Asia Society Australia is a centre of Asia Society – a preeminent global non-profit organisation dedicated to Asia, founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, with centres in New York, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, DC and Zurich.