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07 Mar 2019

Education Development Coordinator

This role is packed with variety as it will be responsible for not only the delivery, but for the development of innovative and fit-for-purpose educational programming to support and help further the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Research & Education Lead Program and educational projects.

Full time, maximum term 12-month contract 

  • Be a part of developing innovative and collaborative educational projects
  • Work with a passionate and fast-paced team
  • Competitive remuneration package, including generous salary packaging options

About the position

We have a newly created opportunity for a proactive and resourceful individual to join our team as our Education Development Coordinator. This role is packed with variety as it will be responsible for not only the delivery, but for the development of innovative and fit-for-purpose educational programming to support and help further the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Research & Education Lead Program and educational projects. 

Key responsibilities

The Education Development Coordinator will work closely with a wide cross-section of stakeholders across the VCCC partners, working collaboratively with, and in support of, the VCCC Research & Education Program Managers and the other members of the education and training team to support the implementation of the VCCC vision for integration of research and education with clinical care.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the planning, development, promotion, delivery, evaluation and review of face-to-face and online educational projects and programs arising out of the VCCC Education and Training Program
  • Developing online learning programs (eg. Massive Open Online Courses) in association with the Research & Education Leads
  • Collaborating with subject matter experts and external consultants to develop high-quality educational content and activities
  • Liaising with the VCCC Communications Team to promote the education and training program to internal and external stakeholders through presentations, reports, articles, social media, web-based notifications, newsletters and so forth
  • Ensuring the delivery of all education and training projects to time, budget and satisfaction of all stakeholders
  • Preparing relevant reports in support of evaluation frameworks and requirements.

About VCCC and the alliance

Established in 2009, the vision for the VCCC is to save lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. Founded in the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model, the VCCC is a powerful alliance of 10 leading research, educational and clinical institutions with a shared commitment to working together to advance and accelerate cancer research, treatments, preventions and cures. 

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) brings together an Alliance of Australia’s best cancer research and treatment institutions: the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health, Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Western Health and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. 

The VCCC has a four-year agreement (2016-2020) with the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and implement new and innovative cancer research and treatment programs under an agreed Strategic Research Plan.  The Research & Education Lead Program (R&E) is a key program under this strategic plan, established to facilitate and support collaborative activities across the VCCC Alliance. The Education Development Coordinator will work as an integral member of the R&E team to support, develop and coordinate the delivery of educational requirements associated with this program.

The tenure of this role is linked to VCCC Strategic Research Plan. Potential opportunities for appointment beyond mid-2020 will be dependent on renewed funding and operational requirements.

Team purpose

Be known for enabling the best research-led cancer care for all


Collaboration - we connect and support to empower sustainable change

Integrity - we are respectful of the cancer community and accountable for our contribution

Creativity - we cultivate ideas and dare to innovate

Achievement - we strive to make an impactful difference and produce results

What you will bring to the position

You will have a deep passion for education with a good understanding of e-learning solutions and a commitment to working collaboratively to achieve results.  

You will be a proactive, autonomous and highly motivated individual with strong relationship management skills who has:

  • demonstrated experience in management of content development, delivery, promotion and evaluation of educational activities in a complex medical environment
  • a higher degree in education or e-learning; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • proven ability to follow direction, work autonomously and collaborate with staff and external stakeholders
  • excellent oral and written communication skills (inclusive of strong skills in Microsoft Office)
  • experience writing reports, briefs and other written communications for a range of audiences
  • proven organisational ability with a demonstrated ability to work and deliver on multiple projects with conflicting timeframes in a matrix structure 

Ideally you will have experience working within the health sector with experience utilising and managing learning management systems and experience in e-learning educational content development, moderation and facilitation is highly desirable.

Equity and inclusion

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment, free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.

The VCCC makes decisions on employment, engagement, promotion and reward on the basis of merit. We are committed to all aspects of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to providing all staff, contractors, appointees, volunteers and partners with a safe, respectful and rewarding environment.


With the ongoing objective of enhancing relationships with our Alliance members, this position may be arranged as a secondment within a VCCC member organisation. Employees within the VCCC Alliance are encouraged to contact Christine Morton, Head of People & Culture, (available Mon - Wed) on 03 8559 6135 to discuss the possibility of a suitable arrangement.

Further information

Download a copy of the position description.

To apply

Applications should consist of a resume/CV and a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description. 

Please lodge your application via SEEK no later than COB Tuesday 12 March 2019.