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Communications Officer

Dairy Industry Association of Australia Inc
Werribee, Victoria
17 days ago


The Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) is a professional association representing individuals working in the dairy product manufacturing industry as well as suppliers to the dairy manufacturing sector. The DIAA promotes excellence in the Australian dairy industry by providing a forum for communication, continuing education, professional growth, recognition and fellowship for all members, sectors and participant organisations involved with the dairy manufacturing industry. 

The newly created Communication Officer forms part of a small, highly experienced national office team as well as liaising with Branch Committees and other entities within the DIAA, to ensure the delivery of activities and services to members across Australia. This is an exciting, hands-on role, offered on a part time contractor basis with variable and flexible hours. 

You will be an experienced and inclusive communicator who has demonstrated success in driving sustainable organisational and cultural transformation to achieve positive change. Your communication skills will have created measurable influence and increased organisational capacity. 

This can be a hybrid role, where you can work from either home, or the office based in Werribee. The DIAA is not politically based, and does not make any recommendations nor lobbying to any political party. The role involves communicating with our membership base, and undertaking Branch and national-based activities that contribute to enabling impactful communication in the digital age.

Critical to success will be your capacity to build collaborative and productive working relationships across the Association, providing day-to-day support to the operational teams and officeholders. 


Your responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing integrated communication strategies
  • Researching, writing, and distributing content for websites, social media and news releases
  • Maintaining and updating the organisation’s website and social media channels
  • Communicating to members and observers via newsletter and intranet
  • Fostering community relations, in particular with on-going and future Branch and national projects, and supporting them in brand and communication-related issues
  • Developing information material and overseeing production processes
  • Writing reports, and other internal and external documents, as required
  • Developing Webinars for our members that align with our five-year plan
  • Liaising with members, Branch Committees, and officeholders, answering enquiries internally and externally
  • Hosting webinars, as required

Your skills set and expertise:

  • Excellent communications skills and ability to adapt to different audiences
  • Strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Ability to be flexible and to function effectively under pressure
  • Excellent experience working with computer software and digital media
  • Excellent oral and written command of English is a prerequisite

To be successful and perform well in this position you are:

  • Self-motivated and objective driven, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Able to prioritise and manage overlapping and numerous projects simultaneously
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Committed to meeting deadlines

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Relevant work experience from a similar role
  • A portfolio of published writing examples
  • Capacity to learn and evolve with both the job and the needs of the organisation
  • Legal entitlement to work in Australia

Desired requirements are:

  • Experience from working in a communications capacity
  • Graphic design skills and good command of working with CRM, Microsoft 365 including Teams & SharePoint, Adobe suite particularly InDesign, and WordPress

What we offer?

This is an opportunity to work with an extremely motivated Board, and like-minded contractors at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA). With the upcoming retirement of personnel, the opportunity provides us to recreate this role with the assistance of current contractors.

The role requires you to be a contractor to the DIAA, therefore an ABN is essential. The DIAA is an equal opportunity organisation.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59122061
  • Location:
    Werribee, Victoria
  • Position Title: Communications Officer
  • Company Name: Dairy Industry Association of Australia Inc
  • Industry: Association
  • Job Function: Communications-editorial
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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