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Work with us

Our team is united in our passion for providing help and support for people impacted by Ovarian Cancer.  We are located in the historic Queen Victoria Women’s building.

The diversity  of the work I do means that no two days are like any other, and I can be focused on  our wonderful community.  I love listening and talking to them. Also I work with people I like and respect."

Kara Handley - Administration Coordinator

As an ovarian cancer survivor, I love being part of the OCA mission to ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  There is nothing more important than standing with our women and the families that love them - to listen to them, speak up for them and support and guide them through the most difficult time in their lives.  It is a privilege to play my role as a Board member to support the team of OCA, who have dedicated their careers to support these brave, strong women."

Meghan Speers - Chair of OCA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

It is a privilege to support women with ovarian cancer, to be able to make a difference and by working at OCA this allows me to be able to do that."

Di Kenneally - Ovarian Cancer Support Nurse 

For me being a volunteer is more than just being useful and doing good work. Like any job, if you do not think that you are valued and that you make a difference then you should stop. OCA is an organisation whose task is that “no woman with ovarian cancer should walk alone”. Ovarian cancer is lethal and there is a great need. Because of this the people who work at OCA are motivated and have a single purpose. Why would you not want to help?”

Bob House - Volunteer 

Job Opportunities

 Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Work with a purpose-driven and award-winning fundraising team in NFP
  • Take the lead and be the digital ‘go-to’ across website, social and digital strategy
  • Flexible working, hybrid/Melbourne CBD, salary packaging, 5 weeks’ leave

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen with Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) for an up and coming Digital Marketing Specialist.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Digital Marketing Specialist plays an integral role in driving fundraising and awareness activity through the delivery of a best in class digital marketing strategy, championing OCA’s website and social media channels.  This role drives real impact for people affected by Australia’s deadliest female cancer by raising awareness and funds for critical support programs so that women are supported and have better outcomes today, and for the advocacy team to influence change into the future.  The position is part-time (0.8FTE).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute strategy across all digital platforms, with a key focus on social media advertising strategy
  • Social media community management
  • Maintain and update the OCA website
  • Lead SEO to ensure high search ranking
  • Brief in design and SEM agencies
  • Ensure all communications reflect brand and desired impact
  • Ensure correct governance across social media as appropriate for a NFP and healthcare provider
  • Collect, evaluate and report on relevant data
  • Collaborate in-team and cross-functionally to support shared outcomes

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing and communications
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proven success across campaigns and ‘always on’ work in the digital marketing space
  • Experience using Facebook Business Manager
  • Experience using Google Analytics
  • Experienced in website CMS
  • Inquisitive and proactive approach to stay across new developments and the industry in general
  • High level organisational and time management skills to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • A positive, collaborative and ‘can-do’ approach to your work.

About OCA:

Ovarian Cancer Australia is the leading national body for ovarian cancer in Australia.  Our vision is to save lives and ensure that no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  Our focus is to provide care and support for those  affected by ovarian cancer; and represent them by leading change.

Our people are central to what we do and are encouraged to participate in planning and decision-making. A supportive environment, continuous improvement and inclusivity form an important part of our culture. We offer not-for-profit salary packaging, 5 weeks leave, flexible work arrangements including a hybrid working model (home/CBD), an Employee Assistance Program and the opportunity for personal growth.

 Download a position description 

Telephone enquiries regarding the position can be directed to:

Shirley Getley – People & Culture Manager, on (03) 9289 9712 or
Jason Olive – Chief, Marketing Fundraising & Communications at jason.olive@ovariancancer.net.au

In your application, please include an up-to-date CV and a cover letter addressing the criteria outlined in the ‘Experience, Skills and Qualifications’ section of the position description.

Applications close Friday 15 September

Only applicants with full and ongoing working rights in Australia will be considered.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications, so if you meet the criteria and this sounds like your next career move, apply today!

Volunteering at OCA

As a national organisation, Ovarian Cancer Australia’s volunteers are vital to the growing ovarian cancer movement, helping us to increase our reach.

From the strategic leadership of our national board of directors, to our volunteers championing ovarian cancer awareness in their local communities, our volunteers are intrinsic to the success of our organisation.

Our volunteering vision statement

OCA believes that volunteers are vital to the achievement of our vision and mission. They bring energy and commitment to our organisation and demonstrate the power of community. 

At OCA we aim to create an environment in which volunteers:

  • Contribute in meaningful ways to the success and growth of our support, awareness, advocacy and research programs
  • Are empowered to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the work of OCA in their communities
  • Bring unique skills, experience and insights
  • Have the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance their work experience
  • Are appropriately briefed, trained and supported in their work with us
  • Are valued as part of our team and our community
  • Are acknowledged and thanked for their contribution

Current volunteer opportunities

For any volunteer-related enquiries, please contact Kara through admin@ovariancancer.net.au or 1300 660 334.