Health Promotion Coordinator position at UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville

Role type: Full-time, 3-year CDD until March 2025

Department/School: Student and Academic Services

Salary: UOM 8 – $108,009 – $116,906 per year plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No. 1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

About Student and Scholars Services

Student and Academic Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of inquiry to graduation. This team also provides wellness and scholarship services to students and staff.

Wellness services is part of Student Success within Student and Academic Services. Wellness services include Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Service, Chaplaincy, and Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS). The Health Service provides general medical, psychological and psychiatric services to students, their dependents and University staff. The Health Service provides a channel through referral to other support services within the Student Success Cluster and other health and wellness services.

About the role

As Health Promotion Coordinator, you will oversee a multi-faceted program of work covering the full spectrum of health promotion actions. You will be responsible for student engagement and participation, volunteer management, program management and evaluation, and you will also contribute to University-wide health-related governance . Based in the Health Service, you will work with a wide range of key stakeholders, including student volunteers, divisions, faculties, and external funding agencies to coordinate health promotion initiatives.

In a typical week at work, you can:

  • Develop and coordinate holistic health campaigns and programs that promote personal, social and civic development and evaluate the effectiveness of the health promotion program
  • Foster relationships with key stakeholders in divisions and faculties to enable a systematic, coordinated institution-wide approach to health promotion with clearly defined goals, targets and evaluation processes
  • Provide health promotion program support, including quarterly meetings of the Healthier University Fund Governance Group and regular meetings with Bupa Partnership representatives
  • Submit regular reports on the University’s health promotion program and its associated expenditures, including monitoring program implementation in accordance with funding guidelines and the approved program planner for the year

About you

You will be a positive and influential leader, able to communicate and collaborate effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. You will be solution-focused, with a constant drive to improve existing processes to generate broader reach for your health promotion programs. Your attention to detail and your ability to lead and coach teams will enable you to succeed in this role.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • A master’s degree in health promotion, public health or a similar discipline with at least five years of subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in leading health promotion programs and teams, including the ability to identify and assess the health needs of the entire university student population
  • Experience delivering presentations targeting health promotion, with demonstrated knowledge of population health concerns and up-to-date industry changes and campaigns

To ensure that the University continues to provide a safe environment for all, this position requires the incumbent to hold an up-to-date and valid working with children verification.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages and from diverse cultures are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this position is right for you, please apply with your resume and a cover letter outlining your interests and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide answers against the selection criteria in the job description.

If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing applicants with valid work rights in Australia and applicants who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements:

Job Description : 0042981 Health Promotion Coordinator, PD.pdf

Closing of applications: MARCH 23, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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