A unique and interesting opportunity has become available to join our Cancer Health Equity Team and support the management and administration of the 3rd World Indigenous Cancer Conference to be held in Naarm, Melbourne, 18-20 March 2024.
Part-time contract offered as a 12-month appointment
Great way to expand your network and work with a diverse range of stakeholders
This position may be worked in conjunction with your existing role, offered as a 12-month 0.4FTE (15.2 hours p/week) appointment for a program/project coordinator with a background in project management, events coordination and general administration.
This position is offered either as a secondment or funded opportunity.
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance (VCCC Alliance) is hosting the 3rd World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) in Naarm, Melbourne, March 2024.
Hosted by the VCCC Alliance and held in partnership with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WICC 2024 will bring together a wide range of researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians, nurses, advocacy groups, allied health and other related professionals, and Indigenous community groups and leaders from around the globe.
The WICC Coordinator position sits within the Health Equity team and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including the professional conference organisers, co-hosts and sponsors to deliver Conference activities successfully. Working under the guidance of the Health Equity Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the administration of the WICC, supporting communications, registrations, sponsorship, social media, and updating the website in liaison with the Digital Communications Manager. The WICC Coordinator will also provide secretariat support for the co-convenors, and the organising, cultural governance, and scientific committees. The role of WICC Coordinator will act as the liaison point between the venue and professional conference organiser and the Health Equity Manager.
In this part-time role, you will be responsible for a range of conference-related activities, from administration to events coordination, including:
You will pride yourself on your communication, administration and time-management skills and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
You will have:
The vision for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance (VCCC Alliance) is to save lives through the integration of consumer-engaged cancer research, education and patient care.
The alliance’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.
The VCCC Alliance’s tight-knit staff team forms a backbone working to enable collaborative efforts across the VCCC Alliance and beyond.
VCCC Alliance is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.
The VCCC Alliance makes decisions on employment, engagement, promotion and reward on the basis of merit. We are committed to all aspects of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to providing all staff, contractors, appointees, secondees, consumers, volunteers and partners with a safe, respectful and rewarding environment. This commitment is set out in more detail in the VCCC Alliance Equal Opportunity Policy and Bullying Prevention Policy.
This position is offered as either a funded or secondment opportunity.
Term: 12 months, ideally commencing in May 2023. Fractional appointment of 0.4FTE (15.2 hours per week)
For further information or to discuss the position further, please contact the Manager, Health Equity, Dr Vijaya Joshi: [email protected]
Expressions of Interest should consist of your CV and a covering letter that addresses the selection criteria set out in the Position Description.
Please lodge your Expression of Interest via email with the Manager, Health Equity, Dr Vijaya Joshi [email protected], no later than 5pm Friday 12th May.