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Volunteer Coordinator

ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne VIC 3002

About the role

Reporting to the Program and Operations Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will effectively engage and mobilise new and existing RACS Global Health specialist medical volunteers to provide pro-bono clinical support, training and mentoring to RACS clinical partners across the Indo-Pacific region. A further responsibility is to lead the development of a range of RACS Global Health communications, such as the quarterly program newsletter.

This role will be offered on a fixed term, three-year contract.

Skills and experience

• Previous experience in volunteer recruitment and overseas mobilisation
• Previous experience in a communications role involving social media updates, development of e-newsletters and website management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with confidence and tact with a range of professional staff and clinical volunteers and partners
• Highly developed organisational skills to maintain robust information management, logistics, compliance, personnel and administrative systems and procedures
• Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work within a team in a flexible and co-operative manner
• Ability to work autonomously and with a high level of initiative and sound judgement
• Ability to coordinate tasks, set priorities and work to timelines
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy


At our organisation, we are proud to have a positive impact on improving health outcomes in the community. Our people are especially important to us, we treat everyone fairly and are mindful of our colleagues and their wellbeing. Working at RACS, you will thrive in our environment where we recognise that we are all one team. Our employees are at their best when they have balance in their lives, so by joining our team you will have:

· flexibility to combine working from home with time spent in the office

· RACS Professional Development Framework (Grow at RACS)

· Access to a wellbeing app

· annual wellbeing reimbursement

· additional, gifted leave at the end of the year

· access to online learning portal THRIVE with a catalogue of 89,000+ courses

· access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes counselling for personal and work-related issues, support for family members, legal support, career development and planning, nutrition & lifestyle advice as well as financial counselling

We genuinely care about our employees’ health and wellbeing and encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work.

About the company

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a not for profit, membership-based organisation leading the way in surgical performance, professionalism and patient care in Australia and New Zealand.

With service to our members at the forefront of our business, we support ongoing learning and development for our surgical workforce of more than 7,000 surgeons and 1,300 surgical trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates.

RACS is on an exciting journey to transform the way our members engage with us by making improvements across many aspects of the College – from learning and development to technology and governance. We are focusing on collaboration and innovation to better serve our members and to enhance the contribution of surgeons to the community.

Our Global Health Program focuses on strengthening health systems and building capacity of health workforce to improve the quality and accessibility of health, surgical treatment and post-operative care. We work across 15 countries in the Indo-Pacific Region with the support of multiple institutional and philanthropic donors.

How to apply?

To apply for this role please submit your application by clicking on the “Apply Now’ button to submit a cover letter, resume and answer the outlined selection criteria.

We will be reviewing and progressing applications as they are received, so please do not delay submitting your application. Enquiries can be directed to [email protected] however, applications emailed to this address will not be accepted.

RACS is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in our workforce. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people as the traditional landowners of Australia and Māori as the tangata whenua (people of the land) of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to creating employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Māori and building an environment that is inclusive, culturally safe and appropriate.

RACS is a child safe organisation. RACS recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in all our activities. As part of the selection process candidates are required to undergo a Police check, an anti-money laundering & counter-terrorism check and signing of our Child Safeguarding Policy & Code of Conduct and RACS Workforce Conduct Policy.

In line with directions issued by the Government, all team members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a valid exemption, in order to work onsite in our workplace.

Closing Date: Jun 18, 2023