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Communications Coordinator

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Organisation : GI Cancer Institute

Location : Australia, New South Wales, Sydney (Camperdown)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 11 Feb, 2018

About the Role

We are looking for an energetic, highly organised Communications Coordinator to develop and execute a communications strategy to generate media and create content for our medical research (clinical trials) member activities (health professionals nationwide) and fundraising program ‐ specifically the Gutsy Challenge through a number of different communication channels.

This is a broad and varied role that will give you unparalleled experience in:

  • Media management ‐ media relationships, active and reactive media, and topical media updates
  • Content creation – writing and producing articles for printed publications, websites, electronic direct mail newsletters and social media
  • Growing audiences through existing social media platforms
  • Working with clinicians, researchers, patients, carers and donors
  • Developing copy for creative collateral
  • Writing, coordination and management of publications including the Annual Report
  • Reporting and analysis for Philanthropy Manager


Selection Criteria

Essential Skills/techniques:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent copy writing abilities
  • Thinks creatively
  • Proven media relationships
  • Good project planning and coordination in a multi‐task environment
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders at one time
  • Excellent computing skills (including proficiency in a PC Office environment)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to think laterally to solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and enjoy working as part of a small team
  • Ability to manage external contractors effectively
  • Attention to detail and a hands on approach


Desirable Skills/techniques:

  • Previous experience in communicating with the medical community and general community particularly patients and/or donors
  • Particular knowledge of cancer and/or clinical trial research
  • Web content production skills using a CMS, with some basic HTML skills (Word Press experience an advantage)
  • Basic skills in Adobe Creative Suite programs Photoshop and Indesign



  • Minimum two years relevant experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and execute communications projects and campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to independently assess and decide on priorities and workload
  • Demonstrated experience of independently researching issues proposing, implementing and managing solutions
  • Experience in independently maintaining an efficient and effective filing and retrieval system



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent coursework/experience (or equivalent)

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : GI Cancer Institute

The GI Cancer Institute (www.gicancer.org.au) raises funds for gastro‐intestinal (GI) cancer clinical trials research conducted by its parent organisation, the Australasian Gastro‐Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) (www.agitg.org.au).

GI cancers include cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, bowel, rectum and anus. GI cancers are the most common form of cancer, affecting over 25,000 Australians each year and claiming a devastating 33 lives each day. AGITG clinical trials research finds better ways to treat gastro‐intestinal cancers. Our research has led to the improvement in both the life expectancy and quality of life of people diagnosed with gastro‐intestinal cancers.

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic Communications Coordinator to join a small but dedicated team to develop the GI Cancer Institute’s fundraising and marketing program. The GI Cancer Institute is embarking on a program of significant growth over the next five years and this position will play a pivotal role in the successful growth of the fundraising and marketing program.

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Please quote in application: Communications Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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