Full or Part time, Perth WA

Melanoma Institute Australia (incorporating melanomaWA) is offering this role as a full-time position; however, we will consider suitably qualified applicants who may be seeking a part-time position of 3 days a week and above. We are an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative world-class research and treatments, patient support and education programs. This role is based in Cottesloe WA, with work from home flexibility.

The primary responsibility of the Events & Community Engagement Officer is the coordination of our annual events calendar including planning and implementation of key Melanoma Institute Australia events across the Western Australian community such as Melanoma March, Melanoma Bike Bash, Melanoma Community Forum and the Melanoma Gala Ball. You will also play an active role in building opportunities and relationships with existing and new community and partner stakeholders to raise awareness, education and prevention of melanoma. The role encompasses both metropolitan and regional Western Australia requiring occasional travel throughout the state, as well as frequently liaising with Melanoma Institute Australia’s (MIA) corporate Communications and Fundraising team based in Sydney.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver key MIA events in WA, raising awareness and developing long-term stakeholder relationships within the community.
  • Ensure the MIA brand successfully interacts with WA community groups and organisations by way of educational events, fairs, shows, exhibitions, outdoor activities, outreach projects and other events.
  • Coordinate all MIA event activations in WA, including communication, planning, logistics, administration, execution and review, and liaison with MIA’s corporate team
  • Manage supporter relationships across community events ensuring that our community stakeholders feel inspired by and connected to our cause.
  • Represent our organisation in a professional and interactive style at community events in metropolitan and regional locations, as required.

Your skills, knowledge, and experience will ideally include:

  • Prior experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective time management, working autonomously and at a fast pace.
  • Knowledge of CRM or stakeholder database management.
  • Experience in coordinating events or supporting event management, including facilitating community events and meetings.
  • Familiarity with social media engagement and preparation/distribution of EDM communications.

Your capabilities will include:

  • Ability to juggle a vast array of tasks whilst maintaining a customer service focus to all stakeholders.
  • A team player with strong attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism.
  • Ability to travel – class C driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle.
  • Willing and able to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends on event occasions.

This role will suit experienced candidates that have a community focus and are passionate about working for a purpose-driven organisation to have a positive impact. Thriving in roles where you can be independent, take initiative and prioritise whilst working harmoniously in a small, tight-knit team is critical.

If you have the right experience for this role, please provide a covering letter with your resume, addressing your experience in relation to the key responsibilities and describe how you feel you can make a difference within the role and our organisation. Applications will not be accepted unless this is addressed.

Applications will close 26 August 2022 however prospective candidates will be considered prior.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Only applicants with full working rights in Australia should apply. Our working week is 38 hours so those on student visas should not apply.

Please, no recruitment agencies.

As we interact with patients on a cross functional level, applicants will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Please send your resume and cover letter using the link below.

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