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Organisation : R U OK?

Location : Sydney

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Engagement

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Nov, 2019

About the role

You will successfully oversee and manage projects relating to R U OK?’s engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Responsibilities include building positive relationships with a wide range of communities and stakeholders along with ensuring the ‘Stronger Together’ campaign delivers R U OK?’s health promotion messages in a way that is culturally appropriate, respectful, safe, accessible, relevant and impactful.

This role is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Identified. Permanent part time role, 3 days per week, based in Sydney CBD.


  1. Being a team player;

  2. Working with passionate people on a national public health promotion;

  3. Helping people to have conversations that can change lives;

  4. Meeting new challenges head on; and

  5. Identifying opportunities for growth

This role will be given to someone who wants to make a positive difference to suicide prevention efforts, is used to successfully managing a variety of stakeholders and has a minimum 2 years’ experience in one of the following:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement

  • Campaign management

  • Health promotion

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Identifying and building positive relationships with a wide range of communities across the country.

  • Managing communication and engagement with the R U OK? independent volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group

  • Operationalising the ‘Stronger Together’ campaign plan and ensuring deliverables are provided on time and on budget.

  • Assisting with planning, managing and executing activities/events associated with the ‘Stronger Together’ campaign and wider engagement plans/projects as required.

  • Managing relationships with contractors, agencies and suppliers.

  • Representing R U OK? as a spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement.

  • Representing R U OK? at relevant meetings and forums.

  • Engage as a positive contributing team member of R U OK?

  • Provide briefings and reporting to CEO and Campaign Director as requested.

  • Fulfil any other duties as requested from time to time.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in either:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement
    • Campaign management
    • Health promotion
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, schools and workplaces.

  • Experience in managing senior level stakeholders.

Other information about the role:

  • Willing to work in a small dynamic team environment.

  • Needs to be flexible as project demands may fluctuate.

  • Willing to travel on a regular basis.

  • Hold a current driver’s license.

  • Willing to conduct a Police Check.

  • Willing to obtain a Working With Children Check.

  • Willing to confirm Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : R U OK?

R U OK? is a charity dedicated to creating a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. We’re a small team that cares a lot about this issue. We welcome a team member who is passionate, will hit the ground running, be a team player and love their work as much as we do.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Project Manager via Pro Bono Australia.




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