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Coordinator, Research Editing & Reporting

Job no: 582046
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Administration and Executive Support, Research, Research and Innovation

  • 6-month fixed term contract
  • Unique opportunity to provide research editing, writing and documentation support
  • Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT’s Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world.  Part of the Research and Innovation Portfolio, Research Strategy and Services supports researchers to achieve excellent research outcomes. Research Strategy and Services supports strategy development and implementation and continuous improvement in services, systems and processes. The team provides expertise and services in grants and research contracts; research integrity, ethics and governance; and data analytics and reporting.

The Role

The Research Editing and Reporting Coordinator is responsible for the administrative management of all activities associated with Research National Assessments, including Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), Engagement and Impact Assessment.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage the collection of data and supporting documents required by national assessment, in appropriate formats within specified deadlines in liaison with College and School leaders and researchers.
  • Develop and facilitate national assessment training workshops and 1:1 tutorials for new and continuing members of staff.
  • Provide editing, writing and documentation support for staff particularly in developing statements for creative works and the preparation of visual documentation materials for ERA.
  • Provide editing, writing and documentation support for research impact case studies and engagement narratives for Engagement and Impact.
  • Develop procedures relating to national assessments and other research collection and reporting activities.

Skills & Experience

  • Expert knowledge of and experience in national assessment exercises such as ERA and the requirements for research collections and reporting
  • Demonstrated project management and editorial experience
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures and to provide clear advice to staff
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in an autonomous role with a high level of initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and persistence in achieving timely resolutions while maintaining a high level of commitment to service excellence and client support
  • Well-developed information technology skills


A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience is required for success in this position.


Our people make everything at the University possible.  We encourage new approaches to work and learning to offer life-changing experiences for our students, unite passion and purpose in academic and professional staff, and shape the world around us through research and teaching.  You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to free wellness & fitness classes
  • MYKI pass discount

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Weisi Zhao on (03) 99258305 or via email

Download File Coordinator Research Editing and Reporting.docx

Applications close on ­­­­­­Monday, 23rd September at 11:55pm.

We kindly request that we are not accepting agency enquiries for this role

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.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

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