Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Project Manager

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Fundraising & Marketing (FUN)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport


Children’s Cancer Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer and one of the leading medical childhood cancer research institutes worldwide. Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, we don’t just hope to do it, we will do it; and we’re looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children’s Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

In 2018, Children’s Cancer Institute embarked on an ambitious 5-year strategy to grow our marketing and fundraising capability to support the significant growth in research activity. This strategy aims to achieve sustainable funding by acquiring more supporters, deepening their engagement with our cause, and growing positive, mutually rewarding relationships to optimise their life-time value. To do this we will leverage new technologies that enable us to better-manage our data, identify and predict consumer behaviours and deliver the right messages to the right supporter via the right channel at the right time. We need our supporters to feel personally valued and motivated to join us in moving closer to curing every child of cancer, and so we are calling this the ‘Journey of One’.

This 6 month Full-Time Fixed Term Contract role will provide essential support to the Chief Marketing and Fundraising Officer in the rollout of the Journey of One program and will provide support and guidance to the wider Marketing and Fundraising teams in the areas of project management, project prioritisation and general project management guidance. The Project Manager will be required to work closely with the Fundraising & Marketing department as well as other departments within the Institute to ensure key projects are delivered on time, on budget and of a high quality.


The Project Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that best practice project management methodologies are being followed by all areas of the Fundraising & Marketing department. Supported by the Project Co-ordinator, they will work with the Chief Marketing and Fundraising Officer on the design and rollout of project management methodologies, processes and templates across the department.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the Journey of One program delivery
  • Responsible for managing and delivering multiple projects including the budget management for these.
  • Assisting the Chief Marketing and Fundraising Officer in design and rollout of the departments project management methodologies, processes and templates
  • Responsible for designing, developing and delivering a visual program roadmap
  • Management of external vendors engaged within the scope of the project
  • General project management guidance to the wider team
  • Ensure alignment with the part-time Project Co-ordinator in terms of actions and priorities
  • In conjunction with the Project Co-ordinator, preparation of the weekly, monthly and quarterly status updates and reports as required

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Passion for dealing with people
  • Stakeholder management (internal and external)
  • Project Management – Waterfall, Agile
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong networks within the fundraising and philanthropic sectors
  • Experience with Project Management tools
  • Experience defining and documenting policies and procedures
  • Analytical with strong attention to detail
  • Empathy with others
  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to successfully manage competing priorities


Children’s Cancer Institute is strongly committed to the growth of their employees, so all team members can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, on-site parking options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.