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Business Program Director

Job no: 559200
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Policy & Planning, Management, Governance

  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time Fixed Term Position (Until Dec 2018)
  • Competitive Salary Package on Offer

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

RMIT has large programs of work called “Focus Areas” that impact across the institution and are critical to achieving strategic objectives.  RMIT has a need for several program managers to oversee these complex programs of work. Some have IT components, but the major focus is business change and uplift.

The key focus of this role is to define, lead, and manage the delivery of these programs of work encompassing multiple concurrent projects and diverse stakeholder groups. The Program Director is directly accountable for ensuring program scope definition, planning and scheduling, change experience, financial reporting, issues and risk management, and the overall quality of the outcomes delivered for their program.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Proven experience working with complex, strategic programs of work, utilising program and project management frameworks, methodologies, tools, principles and practices
  • Proven experience in successfully introducing change into challenging, dynamic and complex environments
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong networks and relationships to influence effective program outcomes
  • Proven ability to be successful in a complex environment, working with diverse stakeholders to advance a strategic enterprise wide change agenda
  • Ability to work positively and influence a wide range of stakeholders, including senior executives
  • Collaborative, flexible style of working with organisational challenges and potential roadblocks
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership and people management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully dealing with ambiguity & complexity (in relationships, risk, environment, technology, commercials)
  • Proven ability to coach, mentor, advise and support people in understanding and embracing a new way of working
  • Extensive experience in budgeting and resource allocation
  • Experience in Agile methodology (desirable)
  • Education sector experience (desirable).

To Apply

To view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559200

Download File Program Director.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 17th December 2017.  

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


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