About the role:
The PR and Communications Officer role is part of the integrated Marketing, Fundraising and Communications team. This role contributes to OCA’s vision and mission by providing purpose driven, passionate communications, copywriting and storytelling, and effective public relations management
Deliver best in class integrated campaigns
- Be our storytelling lead, working with our community of women to tell their incredible stories and raise awareness across media touchpoints
- Write well-articulated and precise press releases and pitch them to media
- Own our media relations through your existing and enviable media relationships across a range of channels including online (and influencers), broadcast, print and radio
- Together with the Marketing Manager, develop the marketing and communications strategy for OCA campaigns, including Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Workout 4 Women and other brand partnership moments
- Evaluate campaigns and give feedback so that we can continue to grow and evolve
- Work closely with the advocacy team to provide copywriting support and communications planning
- Adept in crisis communications and ability to plan and build proactive communications solutions ahead of needing them.
- Work with the Communications Specialist in the Support team to Increase awareness of and engagement with the support services OCA offers among people affected by the disease and their families
- Speech writing for key speakers (e.g.CEO) for OCA events
Lead OCA’s Corporate Identity & Government Awareness Programs
- Assist with internal communications
- Lead all requirements for the annual Parliamentary Breakfast event and Women of the Press Gallery event.
- Act as the key contact for all government relations
- Together with the CEO and executive team, develop and deliver any Corporate documents as required (e.g. Annual Report etc)
Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) is the leading national body for ovarian cancer in Australia. Founded in 2001 by a group of people personally affected by ovarian cancer, 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 values: We listen. We are inclusive. We are courageous. We act with integrity.
Each year in Australia, approximately 1800 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and more than 1,000 die from the disease. Ovarian cancer has an extremely poor prognosis and has the lowest survival rate of any female cancer. In Australia, the overall five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 49%. People impacted may experience poor quality of life and outcomes and Ovarian Cancer Australia has a range of programs supporting them and their loved ones. The main programs include a helpline, the Teal Support Program, psychosocial services, support groups and information resources. Outside of these programs OCA works closely with government to advocate for better treatment and research.
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We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date, so if this sounds like your next career move, apply today!
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.
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.