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Director of Marketing and Communications
Curtin University Malaysia

  • Jan. 3, 2018
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Office of Pro Vice Chancellor
  • Curtin University Malaysia
    Miri, Sarawak
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Business Communications
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Director of Marketing and Communications

Curtin is committed to transforming lives and communities through education and research. Our academic staff are dedicated to teaching excellence, generating high-impact research, which is globally significant and provides innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Curtin Malaysia’s campus, located in Miri, Sarawak is the largest offshore campus of Curtin University Australia which was established in partnership with the Sarawak Government in 1999.

We are looking for a leader who is passionate about providing strategic direction, innovative leadership, management and guidance for all marketing and marketing communications functions of the University, including Curtin’s strategic brand management for domestic and international markets.

In this role, you will manage a number of multi-disciplinary teams who are engaged in a range of activities to deliver against the student recruitment targets and brand positioning goals of the university. You will lead the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans to support the vision, mission and goals of the university, leads the marketing and communication teams to support and enhance those strategic directions and provides expert advice to the top management with regards to the strategic plans.

Selection Criteria:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area.
  • 10 years of experience in marketing and communications in a higher education sector at a senior management level.
  • Proficient in the use of current communication and marketing applications, systems and tools.
  • Proven track record of leadership in developing and implementing strategic communications, brand positioning strategy, marketing initiatives, operational marketing, digital marketing strategy and advertising including measurable results.
  • Proven ability in dealing with crisis communications and issues management as part of a strategy that maintains reputation and brand development.
  • Proven track record of relationships with national and international media which includes relationship building for traditional and new media platforms.
  • Proven experience in working effectively with representatives from both the public and private sectors in the most senior positions.
  • Experience and knowledge in agent management, financial management and budget planning.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, leadership, organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

To assist the selection committee with the selection process, applicants must address all the criteria listed above. Each criterion must be addressed separately. Applicants are requested to provide evidence of their ability to meet each criterion, using examples of previous experience wherever possible.

Enquiries regarding the position may be directed to Professor Beena Giridharan, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Curtin Malaysia at

How To Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a latest resume which includes addressing the selection criteria, a covering letter, names and contact details of at least two referees and certified copies of your academic credentials.

For write-in application, please forward your applications to:

Staffing Management Section,
Human Resource Department,
Curtin University Malaysia,
CDT 250, 98009 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Or email to:
(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)

CLOSING DATE: The post will remain opened until filled.

  • We offer attractive remuneration package to the right candidates.

    Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd reserves the right to appoint by invitation.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Servia Gindi
    Human Resources
    Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    Cdt 250
    Miri, Sarawak 98009


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