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Reduce Program Coordinator, Fight Food Waste CRC

Job no: 573638
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Administration, Research, Sciences, Education, Environment, Design

  • Convenient CBD Location          
  • Full time – Fixed Term, 4 years
  • $85,065 + Superannuation

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. 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 College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University’s renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The College’s academic programs are generally market leaders and in high demand. Based on a strong foundation of practise led, industry partnered teaching and research, we aim to deliver skilled graduates with a deep sense of purpose, and high impact research and innovation.

Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre plays an instrumental role in addressing Australia’s $20 billion food waste situation. The FFW CRC will conduct dynamic and innovative research to reduce food waste and improve profitability and sustainability of the Australian food industry. The FFW CRC has three research programs – Reduce, Transform and Engage. The Reduce Program will consider reducing supply chain losses and there is one new Melbourne-based position available as a four-year fixed term contract, with potential extension, to support the Program Lead based at RMIT University in Melbourne.

About the Role

As a Reduce Program Coordinator, you will be mainly responsible for all administrative, service and resource functions to support the Reduce Program’s goals and activities. The successful candidate will provide expert advice to the Program Lead and FFW CRC team; this will include preparation of progress reports, budgets and projections as well as managing the Program’s publications. You will ensure new processes and systems are implemented in accordance with the Program’s and University’s policies and procedures. You will contribute to the overall success of the Program in the specialist areas such as; mapping resource flows, waste and root cause analysis and investigating methods to increase food donation and measure its social impact.

About You

The successful candidate will have proven experience in the provision of quality administration services and deep understanding of academic research and University’s policies and procedures. Important to this role will be your previous exposure to undertaking research projects, including review of applicable literature and reporting. We are seeking candidates with outstanding communication skills as well as ability to remain tactful and discrete in demanding situations. Your capacity to form strong and productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders as well as ability to work independently without specific direction will enable you to succeed in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Karli Verghese, Principal Research Fellow on +61 3 9925 9080 or to view a position description please see below.

Applications close on 3rd March 2019.

Download File PD Reduce Program Coordinator, Fight Food Waste CRC.pdf

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. 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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