Careers

Why work with Lung Foundation Australia

A career with Lung Foundation Australia provides the opportunity to be part of a dedicated, experienced and friendly group of people who are passionate about making an impact for people of all ages with a lung disease, and their families, at every stage of the journey. Whether you’re working directly with people living with a lung disease, or are in a vital office role, as a Lung Foundation Australia employee you will grow both personally and professionally. A career with Lung Foundation Australia can offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a difference in the lives of Australians living with or impacted by lung disease. We have an innovative and friendly culture that is guided by our values: evidence-based, patient centered, compassion, respect, collaboration. Lung Foundation Australia ensures our employees are well supported, acknowledged and remunerated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • Paid study, maternity and paternity leave.
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Access to internal and external training and professional development opportunities and workplace mentoring.
  • Workplace flexibility and balance including opportunities to work from home, job share for roles, and flexible working hours to accommodate family.
  • Half yearly awards that recognise service, innovation and a commitment to living our values.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Lung Foundation Australia is actively committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion.  Regardless of difference or cultural background, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation, Lung Foundation Australia recognises and appreciates that every individual brings unique skills, abilities, knowledge, perspectives and experiences to the organisation.  Lung Foundation Australia strives to create a workplace which is responsive to and values the rich diversity of the community where staff feel free from fear of judgement, where staff are encouraged to thrive and engage, are treated with respect, feel safe to be proactive and enhance innovation for the organisation.  Lung Foundation Australia endeavours to collaborate with staff to create an environment where they are enabled to excel in their roles.

Recruitment process – what’s next?

Before applying for a role at Lung Foundation Australia, we encourage you to read our website to learn more about the organisation to ensure our values and culture are a good fit for you. Our job advertisements contain a detailed position and selection criteria. We advise you to provide the following when making an application:

  • A one-page letter of introduction
  • A tailored resume; and
  • A statement (no more than three-pages) addressing the selection criteria (Skills, experience and qualifications)

To apply for an open position click the link in Current Opportunities and follow the instructions provided by the recruitment agency.

Current opportunities

Program Coordinator (Lung Ambition Alliance)

This is a newly created, part-time position (0.6 FTE) reporting directly to the General Manager Clinical Programs, Research and Innovation. The role is on a fixed term contract until 31 August 2021, in alignment with project funding.

Specific responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • End-to-end program coordination – establishing a project advisory committee and developing and implementing a project plan.
  • Establishing positive and proactive relationships with hospital-based health professionals.
  • Creating and embedding sustainable referral pathways for the Lung Cancer Support Nurse Service.
  • Supporting the development of resources for lung cancer patients and promotional materials to raise awareness and promote the program.
  • Contributing to the program evaluation for continuous improvement and reporting functions.

To find out more, click here. 

Media and Communications Coordinator

This is a full-time position on a 7 month fixed term, parental leave contract (potential to be extended to 10 months). Reporting directly to the Senior Manager Marketing and Communications, the Media and Communications Coordinator is responsible for raising the organisation’s media profile and issues related to lung health and lung disease by executing the organisation’s communications, public relations and advocacy strategies.

Specific responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Develop and distribute media materials and liaise with journalists and media outlets.
  • Proactively identify key dates, campaigns and stories to leverage, and secure paid and unpaid media coverage including print, radio, television, digital media and community service announcements.
  • Build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders such as patients, health professionals and researchers to share their stories through media outlets.
  • Working with the Digital Marketing Coordinator, integrate communication and public relation strategies in the social media campaigns to build brand awareness and to support media and advocacy efforts and objectives.
  • Deliver and respond to lung health related political activity and announcements to increase the organisation’s political media profile.

To find out more, click here.