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Events & Donor Relations Manager (12-month maternity leave cover)

The Role

We are seeking a full-time Events & Donor Relations Manager, for a 12-month maternity leave contract. Reporting to the Foundation CEO, this role will be key member of the SVI Foundation team focusing on building relationships that advance the mission of SVI and focus on creating genuine engagement with donors and stakeholders to inspire increasing involvement and investment over time. The Events & Donor Relations Manager will successfully deliver a program of donor events and stakeholder engagement initiatives in line with the organisation’s strategic objectives. This role will also coordinate programs that engage the broader community in discussion and debate on issues related to health and common diseases with the goals of creating SVI donor leads, fuelling SVI’s individual donor pipeline, and raising philanthropic revenue. This role plays an important part in enabling SVI’s medical research.

Who we are seeking:
Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in events management
  • Experience and demonstrated competency in the financial management of events to meet agreed objectives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the critical success factors of an events program.
  • Superior time management and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure with competing deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven presentation skills
  • Proven success in relationship management and experience in sourcing and negotiating sponsorship

The Victorian Government has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all essential services staff unless a medical exemption applies. The successful incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to commencement and will be required to show evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.

Salary: Commensurate with experience ranging from $94,477, plus salary packaging and 10% Superannuation.

Further information: David Drysdale on [email protected]

Applications: (via SEEK only https://www.seek.com.au/job/55013165) addressed to David Drysdale to include:

  • Current CV: and
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Position Description
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Project Manager - Australian Immunotherapy Collaborative

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Australian Immunotherapy Collaborative -  Project Manager

The Immunotherapy Collaborative is an exciting first-in-Australia initiative bringing together Australia’s top clinicians, scientists, and consumer advocates in the field of type 1 diabetes. The Collaborative’s goal is to make disease-modifying immunotherapy trials accessible to all individuals living with type 1 diabetes throughout Australia and New Zealand within 5 years. This goal will be achieved through seven core domains: clinical trials, education and training, stakeholder engagement, Government and regulation, data management, preclinical development, and clinical translation. The Collaborative will constitute a small executive team, a Coordinating Committee consisting of the core clinician and basic science researchers, and a scientific advisory committee and consumer panel who will provide guidance and feedback to the Coordinating Committee. Connections with Industry partners and international consortia as well as linkage with Government, consumers and professional bodies will also be key components of the Collaborative’s mission to expedite the development and delivery of immunotherapy. 

St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) is an internationally recognised independent research organization, based on the St Vincent’s Hospital Campus. Affiliated with St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Melbourne University, our work focusses on common diseases that represent major health issues for Australians today. 

The Position  

The Immunotherapy Collaborative Project Manager will play a pivotal role in the start-up and day-to-day operation of the Collaborative and will provide high level operational and professional support to the Executive Team. The incumbent will work closely with trial site coordinators as well as other project stakeholders and develop project plans for clinical trials including the recruitment strategy, project timelines, data management, study plans and budgets as well as other critical factors to ensure that the trial is compliant with ICH GCP requirements. It will be the project manager’s responsibility to manage ethics and governance approvals with trial site coordinators. Once protocols and procedures are established, the project manager will be responsible for ensuring that study milestones are met, on budget and on time and that progress reporting is maintained. 

The successful applicant will possess sound judgement, discretion, and initiative with the ability to communicate clearly and work autonomously, cooperatively and efficiently.  In addition to these qualities, you will need to hold a current certificate of GCP competence and relevant post-graduate qualifications.  You will be able to demonstrate substantial experience in working on clinical trials as well as experience in developing project plans including, but not limited to, the establishment and management of project timelines, budgets, staff, risks, and targets. You will have and an aptitude for research with a solid record of publication. A full set of selection criteria can be found in the position description. 

The Federal Government has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all essential services staff unless a medical exemption applies. The successful incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to commencement and will be required to show evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.

Salary - commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience, 10.0% superannuation and generous $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging 

Position Description: https://www.svi.edu.au/careers_students/careers/current_vacancies/

Applications addressed to Professor Thomas Kay should include the following: 

  • Current CV
  • Covering letter addressing selection criteria, as outlined on the Position Description

Enquiries can be addressed to; [email protected] 

Closing date -  Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday the 5th November 2021.

Closing Date:

Position Description
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