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Senior Manager, Learning Design and Development - College of Design and Social Context

Job no: 591942
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Education, Digital and Design, Education and Training

  • Full-time, Continuing Position
  • HEW 10 + 17 % Super
  • Based at RMIT City Campus


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 role /College

The Senior Manager, Learning Design and Development is responsible for the overall leadership of all program and course design, development and digital production in the College. Working closely with the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, they are responsible for the provision of strategic and academic leadership and management of the College Learning and Teaching (L&T) relating to blended learning and digital development for programs and courses, consistent with the University and College strategic plans and objectives. 

The Senior Manager has responsibility for two teams in the College learning and teaching portfolio, the Learning Design team and Digital Production team, to support course enhancement and program transformation initiatives that align with University and College priorities.

Key accountabilities as the Senior Manager, Learning Design and Development include:

  • Provide strategic advice to the Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, on all aspects relating to program and course design, development and production.
  • Oversee the assurance that all programs and courses and digital learning environments are developed within RMIT policy and procedures
  • Lead the participation and collaborative approach of the team in College, cross-College and University Learning and Teaching initiatives and deliverables
  • Promote and manage connections and relationships for enhancement in Learning and Teaching initiatives within Schools, College learning and teaching teams and key internal partners in the Colleges and the central learning and teaching team

About you

  • Demonstrated experience of effectively leading complex education-based projects and programs with significant change impact in organisational operational excellence
  • Expertise in program and course design, development and production, including pedagogical thinking, flexible learning approaches and innovative digital technologies to shape new learning experiences
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and work as part of a diverse team and liaise and negotiate with a range of people to achieve agreed outcomes and reconcile different views
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and managing academic and professional teams and projects in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives 



  • Postgraduate, Doctoral qualification or equivalent in teaching or training or related discipline; or Demonstrable 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 are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role.  For any enquiries regarding this role please contact Sheri Carnegie, Talent Acquisition Advisor (

Applications close on the 10th of January 2021 at 11:59 pm.

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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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