Careers

INFTA offers a range of national and international career paths and employment options, ranging from practicum places, scholarships to administrative staff, Forest Therapy Guide training mentors and lecturers as well as research and consultancy positions. For more information, please select one of the job openings currently available below.

Richard Cranston

To assist our INFTA-Acccredited Training Provider, the Institute of Forest Therapy (IFT), we seek applications for a Health Promotion Officer (m/f/d) in Geelong assisting us with marketing, administration and general office support:

  • Part-time, 30 hrs per week, contract with salary packaging benefits
  • Play a key role in improving training and research in Public health
  • Excellent people skills, administrative, marketing and project management experience and a general understanding of Community and/or Public health are essential


Key responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

Health Promotion & Communication

  • Be the focal point for national and international clients and partner organisations by responding to any of their inquiries; maintain and contribute to development of the client databases and handle all related administrative tasks.
  • Using a structured and common sense approach, plan, develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion activities and communications.
  • Incorporate evaluation results to continuously improve procedures, material, content, and service delivery.
  • Contribute to the creation of internal and external digital newsletter communications with department leads.
  • Represent IFT at meetings and community events that are relevant to the role.
  • Contribute expertise in support of grant and funding applications
 

Marketing & Engagement

  • Assist with content development / update of relevant training and research resources as well as marketing material and campaigns.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain partnerships, cross promotion opportunities and strategic alliances with relevant community / advocacy groups as well as national and international networks.
  • Plan relevant marketing opportunities and campaigns in the area of Public health.
 

About You

Ideally, we are looking for someone with:

  • Demonstrated understanding of health promotion frameworks and its application in Public health
  • Tertiary qualification in health promotion or related field or relevant experience in health system improvement
  • Administrative and/or office management skills
  • Project coordination experience including planning, monitoring, and reporting on projects
  • Experience in identifying and establishing partnerships and collaboration that support health promotion priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to influence organisation focus to reflect public sector health policy, priorities, and emerging trends
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating health promotion activities & projects
  • A positive and proactive approach to work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including report writing and presenting
  • Experience in quality improvement methodology, application and implementation 
  • Dedication, passion, thoroughness and reliability.

 

Benefits:

  • Work with a passionate team of national and international experts, with a wealth of skills and experiences
  • Work in a friendly, supportive & professional environment 
  • Have access to continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Be at the forefront of an innovative Public health approach both with regards to training and research
  • Take advantage of the relaxing office surroundings and beneficial work/life balance in Geelong.

In return, the position is remunerated well above average, underscoring the importance and responsibilities vis-a-vis the trainees and INFTA.

If you are interested in joining IFT as Health Promotion Officer, please forward your CV with a cover letter to careers@infta.net or apply directly via SEEK. INFTA and IFT treat your application with utmost confidentiality.

[updated: 16.01.22]

career INFTA mentor

To supervise the progress of trainees as part of the practicum to become INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides, we seek applications from suitable Mentors (m/f/d). We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and people skills:

  • you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide
  • you have participated in, at least, one INFTA-Forest Therapy Introduction (or equivalent workshop) after your graduation as INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide
  • you have a background in teaching, coaching, lecturing or similar profession and an understanding of the role and purpose of mentoring
  • you have outstanding reading and writing skills
  • you are focussed, efficient, can keep to deadlines and possess good time-management skills
  • you have adequate people skills, are reliable, approachable, conciliatory and open-minded
  • you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
  • you command well-developed IT skills

Mentors are responsible for checking and assessing assignments submitted by trainees of the various training cohorts. Therefore, mentoring is a part-time role and will be awarded per training cohort (i.e., on a six-months contractual basis for INFTA’s Accredited Training Provider). While mentors are largely free in their mentoring roles and assessment of the deliverables from trainees, they are working within INFTA’s organisational framework. This requires team-work, being focussed, reliable and responsive, keeping strictly to agreed timelines.

In return, the positions are remunerated well above average, underscoring the importance and responsibilities vis-a-vis the trainees and INFTA.

If you are interested in joining INFTA as Mentor, please forward your CV with a cover letter to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[updated: 16.01.22]

career INFTA lecturer

To assist with the practical and theoretical training of INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides, we seek applications from suitable Lecturers (m/f/d). We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and people skills:

  • you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide (or have a similar tertiary qualification – at least at the Masters level – in the area of education with a specialisation on health or STEM subjects)
  • you have participated in, at least, two INFTA-Forest Therapy Introductions (or equivalent workshops) after your graduation as INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide (or command equivalent professional experience)
  • you have been teaching or lecturing for at least three years being able to address effectively heterogenous sets of students either in an academic or vocational setting
  • you have outstanding reading and writing skills
  • you are focussed, efficient, work in a structured way and possess good time-management skills
  • you have adequate people skills, are reliable, approachable, conciliatory and open-minded
  • you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
  • you command well-developed IT skills

INFTA’s Lecturers are responsible for teaching different modules of the International Core Curriculum of Forest Therapy (see Kotte, Li, Shin & Michalsen [eds] 2019 International Handbook of Forest Therapy) to various and heterogeneously composed training cohorts of adult learners. Lecturing is a part-time role and will be awarded per training cohort (i.e., full-time during intense five-day face-to-face workshops). Lecturers receive a time-limited consultancy contract from INFTA’s Accredited Training Provider. While they are largely free in their lecturing roles and assessment of the deliverables from trainees, they are working within an organisational framework with clearly defined course structures, content and tasks superseded by the International Core Curriculum of Forest Therapy. This requires team-work, being focussed, reliable and responsive, keeping strictly to agreed timelines and deliverables.

In return, the positions are remunerated well above average, underscoring the importance and responsibilities vis-a-vis the trainees and INFTA.

If you are interested in joining INFTA as Lecturer, please forward your CV with a cover letter to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[updated: 16.01.22]

career INFTA research assistant

To plan and prepare for a range of national and international research projects in the area of Forest Therapy as a Public Health practice, we seek applications from suitable Research Assistants (m/f/d). We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and people skills:

  • you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide (or command a similar science-oriented professional background)
  • you have, at least, successfully completed a Masters degree in medicine, health studies, natural sciences or psychometrics
  • you have a particular research interest in the area of Public Health, preferably with a personal affiliation in measuring and establishing the effects of nature and environment
  • you have outstanding reading and writing skills, are investigative and exact in documenting
  • you are focussed, efficient, can keep to deadlines and possess good time-management skills
  • you are team-oriented, reliable, dedicated and you have common sense
  • you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
  • you command very well-developed IT skills (i.e., word-processing, database applications, statistical packages, reference management software)

INFTA’s Research Assistants will be hired for a range of specific research projects. At the moment, we are in the planning and preparatory phases for several national and international studies. Thus, we seek suitable Expressions of Interest which outline your particular research focus and why you think you qualify as part of our upcoming research teams.

All upcoming positions are remunerated at an international pay level, underscoring the importance and responsibilities these positions will carry. Since the research projects for which INFTA needs suitably qualified research assistants are all empirical in nature, the possibility of completing a PhD is given.

If this is of interest to you, please forward your Expression of Interest together with your CV and a list of publications/research projects you were involved in to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[updated: 16.01.22]

career INFTA Forest Therapy Guide

To plan and prepare for a range of research studies in the area of Forest Therapy as a Public Health practice, we seek applications from INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides (m/f/d) for projects in Australia and Germany. We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and competencies:

  • you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide
  • you have, at least, successfully completed a Masters degree (or command a similar professional qualification)
  • you have a particular research interest in the area of Public Health, preferably with a personal affiliation in measuring and establishing the effects of nature and environment
  • you have outstanding reading and writing skills
  • you are focussed, efficient, can keep to deadlines, possess good time-management skills and work in a structured way
  • you are team-oriented, reliable, dedicated and you have common sense
  • you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
  • you command well-developed IT skills


INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides
 will be hired for a range of specific research projects in Australia and Germany. At the moment, we are in the planning and preparatory phases for several national and international studies. Thus, we seek suitable Expressions of Interest which outline your particular skill set and why you think you may qualify to support our research projects.

All upcoming positions are remunerated at an international pay level, underscoring the importance and responsibilities these positions will carry.

If this is of interest to you, please forward your Expression of Interest together with your CV and a list of publications/research projects you were involved in to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[updated: 16.01.22]