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MND Australia

ABOUT MND AUSTRALIA:

Motor Neurone Disease Australia is the national voice representing all Australians who share the vision of a world without motor neurone disease (MND).

Drawing on 35 years of experience, MND Australia works with a national network of State MND Associations to advocate, educate and raise awareness. Our goal is to empower Australians impacted by MND to live better for longer. Until there is a cure, MND Australia’s research arm, the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA), will promote and fund the best research with the greatest chance of making MND treatable.

MND Australia is a great values-driven place to work and offers flexible working arrangements, salary packaging and professional development opportunities. This role is an opportunity for an experienced project officer to join a small, passionate team and make a difference to the lives of people living with MND and their families.

More information on MND and the work of MND Australia: www.mndaustralia.org.au.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Do you have project management skills as well as experience in website content management? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others?

Reporting to the CEO your primary responsibility will be to drive the delivery of the web based information aspect of the MND Connect Project. This three year project funded by an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program Grant will deliver a national information service to provide people with motor neurone disease (MND), their families, carers and health and disability providers access to immediate, accessible and consistent MND-specific information via a national information hotline and website.

MND Australia is seeking a project officer with experience in web based information management and development to drive the delivery of the project through:

  1. Working with a web developer to manage the redevelopment and redesign of existing website to meet the needs of the MND Connect Project deliverable related to the provision of online information
  2. Supporting the development of easily accessible online evidence based and best practice MND information for people living with MND, health professionals and local services in a variety of formats
  3. Effectively engaging with stakeholders to promote, evaluate and report as required by the ILC Grant guidelines

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualifications in information/project management, digital communications, health or education related discipline
  • Demonstrable project management/coordination skills
  • Proven communications and writing experience
  • Excellent writing skills across a range of traditional and digital media
  • Website strategy and information content management
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible and innovative approach
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a small team
  • Self-motivated, good problem solver and enjoy managing multiple tasks and goals
  • Ability to meet unexpected time demands
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to MND, its supportive communities and organisations and to promoting a better life for people living with MND
  • Full Microsoft suite
  • Web maintenance and development
  • Social media/digital management experience

Desirable:

  • Post graduate digital communications, health, information management qualifications
  • Understanding of MND or related conditions
  • Not for profit experience
  • Social media and digital communications

This is a part time (24 to 30 hours per week), contract role until June 2021, with a possibility of extension, dependent on project progress. This position is classified as SCHADS Level 5 with an annual salary of between $70,000 to $85,000 (based on 1 FTE) including superannuation depending on experience and qualifications.

MND Australia is a Health Promotion Charity and able to offer FBT exemption in salary packaging.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply

Submit your application by email to info@mndaustralia.org.au, using the subject line: MND Australia Project Officer application via EthicalJobs.

Your application must include (and will not be considered otherwise):

  • Your full resume
  • A cover letter (max. 2 pages) highlighting your experience and outlining how you meet the selection criteria outlined above

For more information contact CEO, Carol Birks on 0408 461 932. 

Applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted before the closing date.

Early applications are encouraged and suitable applicants may be shortlisted for interview before the closing date.

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