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Coordinator, Non-Subscription Resources

Job no: 582051
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Education, Library

  • Full-time, permanent role based in Bundoora Campus
  • Lead the library non-subscription team of six
  • Bring together your acquisitions and supervisory experience

About us

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.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. 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 University Library is a creative partner in the achievement of RMIT University’s teaching, learning and research goals.  It engages with other groups within the University to design initiatives that have a positive impact on the student experience including the provision of direct support, advice and guidance for students’ academic skill development.   It provides resources, services and facilities to support the information needs of RMIT's large and globally distributed student and staff population and supplies expertise for the management of the University’s archives and business information.


Our values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. 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.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role

The Non-Subscription Resources Coordinator leads the team responsible for the acquisition, metadata management, creation and maintenance of access and processing of non-subscription Library resources that support teaching, learning and research at RMIT University. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to bring together their people leadership experience, coupled with a passion for and understanding of library meta-data and emerging/current practices.

The materials managed within this team include e-Books (individual and sets), streamed video, databases, print books and physical audio-visual materials. 

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Non-subscription team to build talent, team performance and achievement of results
  • Planning and managing the Non-subscription team’s day to day activities to deliver effective services in an innovative, collaborative and agile environment
  • Maintaining collaborative vendor relationships to achieve excellent purchase, service and return on investment outcomes for the Library and wider University
  • Ensuring the non-subscription resources are relevant and meet the teaching, learning and research needs for RMIT users

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience leading and/or supervising a team to inspire development and drive cultural change, whilst also fostering an environment of continuous improvement and exceptional customer service. Essential to this role, you will have experience in a library acquisitions and metadata environment, and in turn be able to navigate and understand a large Library Service Platform. In addition, you will have experience maintaining effective relationships and collaborating positively with external vendors and key internal stakeholders. Your ability to problem-solve and show initiative will contribute to your success in this exciting library role.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri – an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your experience by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria is not required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below. If you have any further questions about the role, please contact Tory Sheehy on (03) 9925 9655.

Download File PD - Coordinator Non-Subscription Resources.pdf

Applications close on 28th August at 11:55pm. 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.

Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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