Communications and Promotions Officer - Tobacco

Job No: 89603
Location: Adelaide, SA

  • Excellent remuneration of $63,777 - $67,978 plus super and salary packaging!
  • Keep your ideal work/life balance, with family-friendly hours & extra leave entitlements in this unique role!
  • Opportunities to advance your career within the organisation!

About the Organisation

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with over 70 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, managed by an all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board whose members are chosen by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

About the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program aims to reduce smoking prevalence rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, by providing an innovative population health program that encourages changes in smoking behaviours and attitudes.

The program delivers culturally sensitive preventative health activities including community education, health promotion, and social marketing activities that promote quitting, smoke-free environments and encourage attitudinal and behavioural change.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an exciting opportunity for a Communications and Promotions Officer (Tobacco) to join their friendly team in Adelaide, SA, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Team Manager, this position will see you assisting with the development and implementation of a number of culturally appropriate health promotion initiatives aimed at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to encourage a movement towards a smoke-free lifestyle.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of localised innovative communication and public engagement strategies, inclusive of digital campaigns, that engage the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community;
  • Assisting with the management, implementation and logistics of key stakeholder community events, displays, and launches;
  • Helping to build the programs' public image and increase public recognition, through the development and management of social media, print, online, radio, website, and email communications;
  • Planning, writing, editing, and publishing media communication materials across a number of digital and print platforms;
  • Planning and managing budget allocations in collaboration with the Team Manager; and
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing community events with external stakeholders, such as open days, fun runs, and educational sessions.

The ideal candidate will have substantial vocational skill and experience to perform in the role or hold at least a Certificate IV or higher in media and communications, marketing, social science or other relevant vocational qualifications. You’ll have demonstrated experience in project management, with the confidence to develop and implement public engagement strategies, including digital campaigns, that effectively target Indigenous people. The ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally sensitive manner will be paramount to your success. 

Strong computer literacy, with the ability to use all programs within the Microsoft Office Suite and a number of digital media platforms, will ensure you flourish in this role. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills will see you producing effective media materials, as well as identifying and nurturing effective relationships with key media stakeholders.

Whilst it isn't a requirement of the role, candidates with experience working in population health programs, communications/public relations, and/or supporting large and small promotional events, will be viewed favourably. In addition, experience using the Adobe Creative Suite will be held in high regard. 

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For further information or any queries, please contact Andrew Schultz 08 8406 1600.

Applications close by COB 29th May 2017.

Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidates have a current driver's licence, and are willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to commencing employment with Nunkuwarrin Yunti.

About the Benefits

By joining the supportive Nunkuwarrin Yunti team, you will receive career and personal growth opportunities, through working within a multicultural workforce, and ongoing professional development and training. The benefits of working for South Australia's largest Aboriginal primary health care service will become apparent as you experience genuine opportunities to advance your career within the organisation!

Your dedication to the organisation will be rewarded with generous leave allowances, as you receive 7 days paid leave over the Christmas period, in addition to your four weeks of annual leave!

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package, based on skills and experience, plus super. This package provides you with excellent flexible salary sacrificing options which will allow you to significantly increase your take home pay.

Don't miss this chance to work with the Aboriginal  community in South Australia and make a real difference... Apply Now!

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