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Project Officer

Job no: 590668
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 ARC Centre Project Officer, you will be based within the Automated Decision-Making and Society Centre, in the School of Media and Communication and you will coordinate and drive operational and administrative activities of the Centre across all its locations. You will work under the direction of the Manager, Business and Operations and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, you will also liaise with the centre staff, researchers HDR students and other stakeholders, both internal and external to the School.

About You 

  • You will have previous experience of working in a large and complex organization; preferably within tertiary sector and/or research institution
  • Previous experience in providing high-level administrative support; including travel management, correspondence, document development and information management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively form strong relationships with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders at different seniority levels
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative to apply innovative solutions
  • Strong It skills; strong knowledge of Ms Office Suite and ability to quickly adapt to new software



  • A tertiary degree in administration or equivalent relevant experience in administration.
  • Previous experience working in a large research institution, University or ARC Centre of Excellence.

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.

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). 

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

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Applications close on Tuesday, 29 September 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. 

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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