Communications Coordinator

Mount Isa, Queensland, alternative locations considered
Full Time or Part Time – Ongoing, flexible working arrangements available 
Salary ranged between $65,000 – 82,000 based on demonstrated skills and experience. Relocation expenses and rent subsidy available.

The Communications Coordinator leads the delivery of communications activities across the Southern Gulf NRM region. The Officer’s activity focuses on developing and implementing strategic communication and engagement plans, maintaining the positive reputation and brand of the organisation, all manner of media and ensuring the right audiences are engaged at the right times.

The position has the opportunity to travel throughout the vast region of north west Qld and beyond.


  • Develop, implement and report on strategic communication plan.
  • Maintain and enhance the organisation’s corporate brand.
  • Develop and manage both corporate and project based communication activities, including print and digital publications, media liaison, digital asset creation (such as podcasts, videos), websites (including SEO), social media and community events.
  • Develop and manage communication and engagement campaigns including budget management, stakeholder engagement, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with stakeholders including Traditional Owners, agricultural industries, community groups, government agencies and funding bodies.
  • Advise and support the CEO and project staff on communications best practice.
  • Identify potential communication related funding opportunities and develop submissions accordingly.
 Appointment to the position will be based on the following selection criteria.
  1. Demonstrated skills and experience in communication and engagement:
    • At least four years practical experience working in communication or a related field;
    • Training and qualifications related to strategic communication, marketing or community engagement; and 
    • Hands-on experience working with limited resources to deliver communication activities which may include events, print and digital publications, annual reports, technical case studies, media releases, website content and social media and digital assets – on time and on budget.
  2. An understanding of natural resource management or agriculture, and the funding landscape:
    •  A general understanding of the natural resource management issues impacting the communities and landscapes of Southern Gulf NRM;
    •  Demonstrated ability to develop and document innovative projects, identify and seek funding opportunities and to set and deliver specific objectives in collaboration with partners and stakeholders; and
    • Demonstrated practical application of communication and community engagement principles as they relate to natural resource management.
  3. Personal and professional attributes:
    • Exceptional organisational skills and time management skills to deliver multiple projects on time and on budget;
    • High level written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate complex concepts in simple language to a specific set of audiences; and
    • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
To apply for the position, you must submit:
  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A covering letter addressing the selection criteria (3 pages maximum)
  3. The names and contact details of at least two referees (these will not be contacted without prior advice)
Closing date is 8.00am, Monday 23 May 2022. Applications for this position should be marked “Private and Confidential” and be emailed to or mailed to:

Southern Gulf NRM Ltd
PO Box 2211
Mount Isa Qld 4825

For further information regarding this position, see here for the full position description.  Alternatively,  contact Geoff Penton, CEO, by phone during office hours on (07) 4743 1888 or by email at


Working at Southern Gulf NRM

Southern Gulf NRM offers attractive working conditions. Staff have access to all the and facilities they need in our recently fitted-out offices.

Some of the benefits enjoyed by Southern Gulf NRM employees are:
• Rent assistance
• Relocation assistance
• Five weeks annual leave
• Flexible working hours
• A smoke-free work environment

Southern Gulf NRM is committed to workplace health and safety. Staff are expected to strictly adhere to all relevant policies and procedures.

Southern Gulf NRM staff are required to demonstrate Indigenous cultural awareness through either prior learning or training provided by Southern Gulf NRM.

Living in Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a modern city that has developed over 100 years on the back of the ining industry. With a population of around 22,000, Mount Isa offers a diverse range of services, retail, cultural experiences and sporting opportunities. With a friendly, self-sufficient community well used to welcoming newcomers, it should not take any new starter long to fit in. Events like the world-famous Mount Isa Rodeo and the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic provide a focus for the community.

A feature of the Mount Isa landscape is nearby Lake Moondarra. Famous for fishing and water sports, Lake Moondarra is also recognised as a nationally important wetland, habitat for many bird species. Further afield is Boodjamulla National Park and Lawn Hill Gorge, and the World Heritage listed Riversleigh fossil site. There are ample touring and camping opportunities throughout the region.

There is no denying that Mount Isa can be hot in the months leading up to christmas. Air conditioning at work and at home provides respite. The reward follows when the wet season brings spectacular cloud formation, gusty winds and drenching rain. The landscape turns green and the creeks fill up, refreshing us all. The mid-year brings bright, warm, sunny days after crisp clear mornings.

Getting to and from Mount Isa is easy. The city is only two hours flight time from Brisbane and is serviced by three direct return jet flights on most days. There are also flights to Cairns and Townsville and other regional airports. Sealed highways link Mount Isa with Townsville, South East Queensland via Longreach and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.