University of Auckland is hiring a

Communications and Marketing Manager - The Faculty of Engineering | Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha

Auckland, New Zealand

The Faculty of Engineering – Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha, a place where clever robots, the final frontier and life-changing prosthetics become your everyday work stories. As well as innovative research, we also empower and educate the next generation of thought leaders and pioneers. How many people can say that they spend their day inspiring future leaders to enter a field that changes theirs and other’s lives for the better?

Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha is committed to creating an environment where people thrive and make a positive contribution to the communities of Aotearoa, the Pacific and beyond through excellence in teaching and research. This is an exciting time to join the faculty as we expand the scope of our teaching and learning to engage with new and diverse student audiences.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Communications and Marketing Manager to develop and implement the faculty marketing and recruitment strategy utilising a broad range of channels and platforms including digital campaigns, recruitment events, social media and online content.

For more detailed information, please read the position description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You will be a dynamic, results-orientated leader who can multi-task and is not afraid to roll their sleeves up. A large component of this role is to build our brand and reputation to inspire and attract a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate students and promote the faculty’s research and its impact on our lives The faculty is also committed to our equity strategy which supports growing the number of women in engineering and Tauira Maori & Pacifika students. You will be passionate about this vision and motivated to build awareness, engagement and ultimately student numbers within these target groups.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a persuasive communicator with excellent presentation and content writing skills
  • Be able to demonstrate innovative and creative ideas and experience which will align with and deliver our strategic vision
  • Be an excellent people-manager with the ability to set clear direction to meet agreed objectives
  • Have high-level people-skills in order to collaboratively liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be able to demonstrate expertise in web content development and management
  • Clear understanding of digital channels, content marketing and social media to tell compelling stories, drive brand affinity and connection with future students.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

You will manage a team of 6 who are committed to promoting the inspiring work from staff and students across teaching and research to enhance brand reputation. Our team is confident and competent in their roles, and our next marketing and communications manager will help lead and empower this team to go from strength to strength.

You will act as a sounding board and provide strategic direction to your team and work collaboratively with our university marketing and communications team as well as other faculties.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland has a community of almost 50,000, including 42,000 students.  It is New Zealand’s leading university with a lively and energising city campus where no day is ever the same. The Faculty of Engineering has a new and purpose-built facility enabling our staff and students to do their best work every day. The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

 Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 20th of September 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. 

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy  to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.  

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to