Communications Officer

About Us

The Autism Association is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit Autism specific service providers, and the only specialist organisation providing a full range of services from early childhood through to adulthood in Australia. Together we are inspired every day to make a difference to the lives of individuals with Autism. We are a dedicated, passionate, supportive team joined by a common goal and are deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life of every individual with Autism and passionate about supporting them to live their best life possible.

About the Role

We are looking for a Communications professional to join our growing team to:

  • Create engaging content and clear messaging suitable to the audience.
  • Develop communications specifically for staff and the individuals and families we support.
  • Create and manage content that engages, educates and inspires an audience.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the priorities outlined in the Organisational Marketing and Communications Plan.
  • Draft content for key materials including blogs, website content, brochures and collateral, newsletters, and general content for a range of platforms and publications.
  • Manage our staff intranet platform to ensure consistent updates and branding and communications requirements are met.
  • Proactively unearth stories, write media releases and promote editorial content across traditional, digital and social media platforms.
  • Establish close relations with relevant media and draft media releases.
  • Align content to organisation writing and brand style guides.


About You

We’re looking for a communications specialist who is a creative thinker and has:

  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • Tertiary qualification in marketing, public relations, communication, media studies or journalism.
  • A keen eye for detail and highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to multitask, prioritise and manage time efficiently.
  • Experience managing communications within an organisation and developing internal and external communications.
  • Experience providing specialist advice and support to internal key stakeholder groups.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Campaign Monitor, Adobe Creative Cloud, Wordpress and other related programs.
  • A passion for working with individuals with Autism and their families.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

To join our team you’ll also be happy to get a COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination and complete required clearances including a National Police Clearance.


You’ll make a meaningful difference in people’s lives and also receive:

  • Extensive training, growth and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary that reflects your skills and experience
  • Access to generous salary packing options
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family

Apply Now

If you’re passionate about all thing’s communications, we want to hear from you!

Click ‘Apply Now’ to upload your resume and introduction letter and start on the road to your next career journey. Applications close 14 September 2022, but please apply as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to this date.

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