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Research and Training Coordinator

Job no: 590496
Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Education and Training, Research

  • Part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term (until September 2021) position available
  • Be part of the ARC funded Centre of Excellence team
  • This role will be based remotely until further notice

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. 


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. 

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.

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About the Role 

As the Research and Training Coordinator, you will work with lead Chief Investigators on all aspects of the development and delivery of the Integrated Training Program for HDR Students and ECRs within the centre.  You will also, coordinate the development and implementation of the integrated research training program which supports the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the Centre and work closely with the ARC Centre Chief Operating Officer. In your role, you will manage research training program budgets including making decisions on purchasing, approving expenditure and track the finances for monitoring and reporting on accounts income and expenditure against the budget.

About You 

  • You will have previous experience in an educational institution or research institute and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience within large and complex organisation
  • Proven ability to develop and contribute to the ongoing development of the research training programs and strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in research training, program and/or events management
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills to competently manage workload, changing priorities and peak periods
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form strong relationships with wide range of stakeholders and ability to draw on your network


  • A relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience in an educational institution or research institute, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or educational training or extensive experience.

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’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation 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. 
  • We are ranked #1 in the world for our efforts to reduce inequality in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020
  • RMIT University is placed 10th in overall Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020, rocketing up from 82nd place in 2019. 
  • In 2020, RMIT University has become the first Australian institution to receive the HR Excellence in Research Award, recognized by the European Commission. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards
  • 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. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQinclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We are also the first organisation ever to be named Employer of the Year twice (2019 and 2020). 
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.  

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 is NOT required.

If you have any questions related to this position or the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition Advisor - Aleksandra at

Download File PD - Research and Training Coordinator.pdf

Applications close on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s). 

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. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: 

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