Community Education Project Officer - Sunsmart Schools and Early Childhood

Job No: CCSA173
Location: 202 Greenhill Road Eastwood, SA

Community Education Project Officer - Sunsmart Schools and Early Childhood

  • Support the community to reduce their risk of cancer through awareness raising and the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours
  • CBD fringe location with salary packaging opportunity
  • Permanent, full time position

Short summary

The Community Education Project Officer will implement the SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood Program and participate in other activities in line with Cancer Council SA targets in the areas of SunSmart, Healthy Lifestyle (physical activity, alcohol and healthy weight) and Screening, when required.

About the company

Cancer Council SA’s vision is a cancer free future. Every minute, every hour, every day, we’re getting closer through impactful research, the delivery of cancer prevention activities, education and advocacy programs and providing support to people affected by cancer right here in South Australia.

Cancer Council is the only charity to help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship. We are proud to have served the community for over 90 years and have an enviable reputation as one of South Australia’s most trusted charities.

Role overview

The Project Officer will deliver all aspects of the SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood Program across South Australia. This will include recruiting new schools, early childhood centres and OHSC members to the program, maintaining current members through engagement via presentations, newsletters, social media and other promotions, managing the SunSmart database in Salesforce, managing all administrative tasks associated with the program, and liaising with the education and care sector to promote and support the uptake of SunSmart practices.

Key responsibilities

  • Promote and recruit to the SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood Program.
  • Engage with current SunSmart members and maintain membership numbers through the regular review of policy and practice.
  • Deliver presentations to the education and care sectors on request to promote the SunSmart Program and best practice strategies.
  • Ensure a range of SunSmart resources are available to the education and care sector and that the SunSmart Program webpages are kept current and relevant.
  • Participate in the delivery of SunSmart education and care sector focussed advocacy activities as required by the Education and Public Policy Manager.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of other relevant health promotion activities to support the broader Community Education Team.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant health, marketing/communications or education discipline or equivalent work experience. (Desirable)
  • Experience in working with the education and/or care sector (Desirable).
  • Knowledge and experience in the delivery of health related programs and campaigns
  • Confidence in public speaking.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills and demonstrated ability to work across multiple content areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude.

Special conditions

  • The successful applicant must be a non-smoker
  • Intra/inter-state travel, out of hours and weekend work may be required
  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check and may require a further Department of Human Services clearance

For more information, please contact Kristie McTernan on 8291 4123.

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Position closes on Friday, 11th of October 2019 at 5pm.

Please note—all applicant resumes must be submitted in Word format only.

With respect, no recruitment agencies please.

Cancer Council SA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking environment.

As a part of our recruitment process you may be required to undertake a medical assessment, police clearance check and/or any practical assessment deemed appropriate to the role.


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