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11 Feb 2021

VCCC Part-time (30 hrs p/w) Education Program Coordinator

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance is changing the way we tackle cancer in Victoria. Supported by new funding from the Victorian Government, over the next 3.5 years, the alliance will continue its ground-breaking work developing and implementing innovative, system-changing programs aimed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.

We are currently expanding our team to deliver on this ambitious plan and are now seeking an Education Program Coordinator.  This part-time opportunity will run through to the end of June 2024.

Maximum term contract to end June 2024 

  • Loads of variety coordinating cutting edge education programs 
  • Opportunity to develop your breadth of skills towards further career development 
  • Generous salary packaging available

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance is changing the way we tackle cancer in Victoria. Supported by new funding from the Victorian Government, over the next 3.5 years the alliance will continue its ground-breaking work developing and implementing innovative, system-changing programs aimed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.

We are currently expanding our team to deliver on this ambitious plan and are now offering a new opportunity as Education Program Coordinator.

About the Position

The key components of this role are; the coordination and evaluation of educational delivery (workshops, meetings, events, symposia, conferences and webinars) for VCCC’s busy annual Cancer Education training calendar as well as coordinating the development of educational content in collaboration with subject matter experts, Cancer Education team members and external consultants.

This role is also a key central contact point for our ten alliance partners, various VCCC committees and other external stakeholders with who we collaborate for the successful delivery of VCCC education and training programs.

About You

You're highly organised, proactive and energetic and enjoy focusing on the detail while multi-tasking and coordinating a diverse range of educational programs including our highly successful Monday Lunch Live seminar series and MOOC (Massive Online Course Programming).

You enjoy working at a fast pace in a fluid environment, thinking on your feet, while calm and resourceful, working collaboratively with stakeholders to facilitate the delivery of high quality and cutting edge educational programs.

You’re a skilled communicator who builds strong relationships and who enjoys being an integral member of a fun, friendly close-knit and passionate team with opportunities for personal and professional development.

You will have:

  • Tertiary or postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline such as public health, science, research,  education and/or extensive relevant work experience.
  • Proven experience in the development and timely delivery of tasks or projects, ideally in a cancer research, biomedical or cancer healthcare setting.
  • Experience organising, implementing and evaluating educational events.
  • Experience in working collaboratively to develop educational programs, utilising internal and external content expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate with experience developing webinars, uploading web / LMS content – some audio-visual experience in setting up venues for speakers etc would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including PowerPoint
  • Previous work experience in health/medical sector is an advantage but not essential.
  • Event management and/or project management experience are beneficial.

About the VCCC

The vision for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is to save lives through the integration of consumer-engaged cancer research, education and patient care.

Founded in the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model, the VCCC alliance brings together 10 of Victoria’s leading research, academic, and clinical institutions to achieve what can only be done through state-wide collaboration. Together we will improve outcomes in cancer in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, and forge new approaches to cancer research, education, and patient care for all.

The VCCC’s multi-site, multi-disciplinary model brings together the complementary strengths of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital), the University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent's Institute), Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

VCCC is made up of a tight-knit team of staff who form the backbone working to facilitate the power of collective impact across the VCCC alliance and beyond.

Team Values

Better Together we connect and support to empower sustainable change

Integrity we are respectful of the cancer community and accountable for our contribution

Bold we cultivate ideas and dare to innovate

Patient-Centred we place patients with cancer at the centre of all we do

For All we champion equity of cancer care for every Victorian

Equity and inclusion

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment, free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.

Secondment

With the ongoing objective of enhancing relationships with our alliance partners, this position may be able to be arranged as a secondment within a VCCC partner organisation. Employees within the VCCC alliance are encouraged to contact Caroline Bando, Business Partner, People & Culture, caroline.bando@unimelb.edu.au to explore the opportunity of a suitable arrangement.

Contact for Enquiries

For a confidential conversation regarding the role, please contact Kyleigh Smith, Associate Head of Education, kyleigh.smith@unimelb.edu.au.

To Apply

Applications should consist of your CV and a covering letter outlining the key reasons for your interest in the role specifically addressing the key selection criteria in the position description.

Please lodge your application via Seek, no later than COB Monday 1 March 2021