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Project Manager - Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project (2021-23), Social &Global Studies Centre

Job no: 589078
Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Project Management, Global, Urban & Social Studies, Research

  • Part-time (0.6 FTE), 2.5 -year fixed-term contract opportunity; based at RMIT City campus but may be require to work on other campuses of the University
  • Grow and utilize your advanced administrative and professional skills including project management & project coordination working on a range of outputs across large group interdisciplinary investigator team
  • Play a pivotal role in the management of the development and delivery of project outputs in particularly the management of the ARC Linkage Project titled “Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena)"(LP190100247), monitoring progress and reporting on project status
  • Report to Professor, Social & Global Studies Centre
  • Remuneration at HEW Level 7 ($88,501 - $95,797) + 17% superannuation

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.


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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.

About the College

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University’s renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

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.

Further information on College of Design and Social Context in this link.

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS)

Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT’s City Campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT’s largest schools. The School’s vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus:

  • Criminology, legal and justice studies
  • Global studies, languages, translating and interpreting
  • Social work, youth work and social policy
  • Sustainability and urban planning

We provide academic programs in Higher Education in these four main areas. We are a strongly research active school with research centres of national and international reputation - the Centre for Urban Research and the Social and Global Studies Centre.

More information on School of Global, Urban and Social Studies in this link.

About You & the Role

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Establish and design a three-year project plan and timeline, as well as identify and monitor project progress through working collaboratively with the relevant Research Fellow, Research Associate and the project’s investigators involve in this project
  • Facilitate and coordinate the administrative management of the project which includes organising meeting for the Advisory Group and Investigator; communicating with research participants, Advisory Group members, and the research team; as well as preparing agendas, minutes; and assisting in writing reports to the funding bodies and key stakeholders
  • Actively participate and support the Research Fellow and Research Associate on all aspects of the project management including the management of the production of digital resources
  • Involvement in establishing and developing content such as project updates for the project website on Healthtalk Australia
  • Oversee and manage overall project budget working in partnership with GUSS finance team, lead Chief Investigator and the Research Fellow
  • Prepare, develop and deliver research reports to funding bodies

You will have:

  • Strong verbal communication and written skills; with ability to manage relationship as well as high-level of interpersonal and negotiation skills to navigate through complex situation and producing written documents for a wide range of audiences
  • Possess excellent management and coordination of projects and peoples
  • Strong organisational and management skills to plan and coordinate activities, as well as to provide advise at senior levels with the ability to work autonomously & collaboratively in a team environment, whilst prioritising workloads and evaluating work performance and flow
  • Proven experience and in-depth knowledge in the provision of quality academic administration services in a tertiary environment, including sound knowledge of relevant university policies and procedures
  • Computer savvy and competency in using software & document management tools such Microsoft Office software packages and database packages
  • Display maturity in thinking and the ability to think creatively and provide new ideas and solutions, as well as the overseeing and tracking work flow and its performance to meet work demands and deadlines


Mandatory: Degree/ Postgraduate qualification with commensurate working experience in management of projects

Desirable: Experience working in higher education sector will be highly advantageous

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

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 are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

To Apply

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For any enquiries regarding this role, please contact Professor Stuart Thomas (

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Applications close Sunday 6th December 2020.

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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