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10 Nov 2020

Internship Program Coordinator

The VCCC is offering an excellent opportunity for a highly organised and efficient person with both strong program coordination and administrative support experience, who enjoys multi-tasking and working across simultaneous priorities in a changeable environment to support the Clinical Trials Workforce Development Program.

Maximum term contract to December 2023

Full time
Based in Parkville – but currently working from home with current COVID-19 restrictions

  • Play a key role in coordinating a diverse Statewide Workforce Development Program in Clinical Trials
  • Opportunity to develop a breadth of skills and experience within health and education  
  • Market salary and generous NFP salary packaging options available

Excellent opportunity available for a highly organised and efficient person with both strong program coordination and administrative support experience, who enjoys multi-tasking and working across simultaneous priorities in a changeable environment to support the Clinical Trials Workforce Development Program

About the Opportunity

This position based within the VCCC is funded by MTPConnect which is a national organisation supporting collaboration, information and knowledge sharing, and the development of capability within the medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceutical sectors.

This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in supporting the VCCC Clinical Trials Workforce Development Program. The role sits within the talented and busy VCCC Education & Training team, working closely with multiple stakeholders within both the health and university sectors.  The key components of this role involve:

  • Coordinating VCCC’s statewide SKILLED Internship Program via both administrative and stakeholder liaison support; including coordination of various sub-programs; (scholarship, regional support applications, and regional professional development learning and workshops)
  • Coordinating end-to-end Intern recruitment and induction processes (screening, interview scheduling, reference checking) during each Oct to February period
  • Coaching interns in relation to learning resources, and
  • Working with the Clinical Trials Workforce Development Manager in relation to contract administration and streamlining contract documentation with universities and external vendors
About You

To be successful in this role, you will have proven program coordination experience, be highly adaptable and enjoy a variable and fast-paced working environment. You will be super organised, great at following through and communicating progress, and will take pride in your high attention to detail and ability to work across simultaneous priorities.

You will have thorough proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, experience in the use of a learning management system and in creating a range of written communications. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a history of developing effective working relationships at all levels.   You will have a highly collaborative and "can do" approach and use your proven initiative to keep multiple activities, processes and stakeholders on track.


  • Prior experience working in the clinical trials and or tertiary education sector
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as business administration, project management, human resources or clinical trials, or equivalent work experience

If this sounds like you and the role excites you, we'd love to hear from you.  Here's a little more about us:

About the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Established in 2009, the vision for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is to save lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. Founded in the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model, the VCCC is a powerful alliance of 10 leading research, education and clinical institutions with a shared commitment to working together to advance and accelerate research, treatments and prevention to achieve better outcomes for those affected by cancer.

The VCCC brings together Australia's best cancer research and treatment institutions: the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health, Royal Women's Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Austin Health, the University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Western Health and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.

The tenure of this role is linked to the MTPConnect funding agreement which extends to the end of 2023. The possibility of further opportunities may also be available in the future, dependent on funding and operational requirements.

Our Team Purpose

Be known for enabling the best research-led cancer care for all. 

Our 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 & 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. 


With the ongoing objective of enhancing relationships across the VCCC alliance, 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 and Culture team e: (Tues, Thurs and Friday) or on 0407 042 369 to discuss the possibility of a suitable arrangement.

To Apply

Applications should consist of your CV and a cover letter outlining the key reasons for your interest in the role specifically addressing the key selection criteria in the position description. 
Applications that do not address the KSC will not be considered. 

Applicants must have permanent residency status to be considered. 

For further information about this role please contact Chris Packer, Clinical Trials Workforce Development Manager VCCC at

Please lodge your application via Seek, no later than 5.00pm Wednesday 18 November 2020.