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Public Relations and Marketing Practitioner : Division of Corporate Affairs

Job Summary
Applications Are Invited from Interested Person(S) For The Under Mentioned Post.
Ref.: 630

Minimum Requirements

  • A  Degree in Public Relations, Marketing or Communications
  • 5 years relevant experience in event/conference and PR management
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills
  • Experience in liaising with senior management and with distinguished persons/events
  • The ability to prepare budgets, interpret income and expenditure statements
  • Ability to work after hours, demonstrate ability to work under pressure and according to tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict managing capabilities
  • Proficient in Social Media application such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.
  • Drivers licence, Code 08, unendorsed

Additional Recommendations

  • Experience in the preparation of budgets and the monitoring of expenditure
  • Knowledge of university structures and systems
  • Participation in or working knowledge of academic ceremonies
  • Public Speaking

Summary of Duties

  • To support Manager/Marketing/Public Relations and Events in planning and executing events and conferences and academic ceremonies
  • Ensuring that all guests coming to the University are managed within protocol
  • To be responsible for the functions/events e.g. Projects, events, conference management including graduation ceremonies
  • Responsible for marketing, media exposure, assist with direct internal/external marketing
  • Responsible for Exhibitions
  • Liaises internally and externally with all DUT’s publics
  • Implement the Public Relations campaign for the DUT
  • Organise staff events
  • Initiate new projects to support the branding of DUT
  • Financial management of the unit which includes ensuring that the unit functions within the budget
  • Prepare public relations operational plan e.g. events calendar,
  • Research and networking
  • Researches and profiles significant personalities in academia/society e.g. guest speakers for functions and events
  • Organises and conducts campus tours as directed by the Director of Corporate Affairs e.g. for visiting dignitaries
  • Arranges, coordinates the setting up of all public lectures/inaugural lectures
  • Continually updates list of frequent contacts and key public profiles
  • Helps the Manager in achieving the goals and objectives of the department and the university

Please note:

All external applicants must complete this Application for Employment form and submit it together with the CV, ID and qualifications.

Only applications with certified documents attached (ID and Qualifications) will be considered.

"The University reserves the right not to appoint" or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants
Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only.
DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided.
DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.
While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University's Equity Policy
Candidates must be fluent in English and must be in possession of a valid work permit.


"While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given to suitable candidates in terms of the University's equity policy"

The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.

Closing Date: 25 February 2019

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