Manager, Communication and Advocacy - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 18/09/2023
REF: CEVmca0823
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Manager, Communication and Advocacy

Close Date: 18/09/2023
REF: CEVmca0823
  • Develop and execute CECV’s communication strategy
  • Advocate for the interests of Catholic education in Victoria
  • Build and foster meaningful relationships with key stakeholders


The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) seeks an outstanding candidate to lead the development and implementation of communications strategies, advocacy, and the management of media relations as Manager, Communication and Advocacy.

Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer and leading a small team, this important position leads and oversees the development and execution of the organisation’s communication strategy, in addition to enhancing the reputation of CECV, driving advocacy for the benefit of Catholic education in Victoria and achieving desired policy outcomes.

With a collaborative mindset and a track record in stakeholder and community relations, the ideal candidate will be experienced in the development and delivery of high-quality communication strategies in complex environments.  Contemporary industry knowledge and experience in developing high quality and engaging content across a range of channels and to a range of audiences will be essential.  You will have strong negotiating and influencing skills, with the ability to effectively manage projects and stakeholder requirements, working productively, respectfully and sensitively, while ensuring effective risk mitigation.

With a relevant tertiary qualification, the successful candidate will be personally aligned with the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education and to CECV values of fairness, transparency, integrity, and Christian concern for all.

The organisation

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) is the peak body for Catholic education in Victoria.  Established in 1973 by the Archbishop of Melbourne and the Bishops of the Ballarat, Sale, and Sandhurst dioceses, it was incorporated in 2006 and acts as the voice of Catholic education in state and national matters.

CECV receives and distributes funding from state and federal governments for Catholic schools, provides strategic leadership and planning, and ensures proper governance in Catholic education statewide.  It is responsible for sector leadership in education integrity and governance and has a Memorandum of Understanding to act as a Review Body for Catholic schools with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).  As a Review Body, CECV supports, reviews, and monitors the compliance of Catholic schools with all registration, reporting and other requirements under relevant laws.

CECV is currently engaged in a significant organisational redesign, the overriding objective of which is to establish a robust and sustainable CECV for the future.

For further information about CECV, please visit:


To apply:  Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference CEVmca0823 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.


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