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Senior Planning Officer

Job no: 592731
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Student Services, Governance, Business Analysis, Education and Training

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University 

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 Planning Officer is responsible for providing high quality planning advice, data and analysis to support the College’s strategic and business planning, particularly in relation to student load, program viability and program quality. The incumbent works as a member of the College planning team to co-ordinate the preparation of the College’s annual profile submission and monitors and implements initiatives to improve profile management and selection planning. 

The position supports the delivery of the planning function within the College through effective communication of data, analytics and advice relating to all aspects of profile planning and performance, to a range of stakeholders. 

Individual planning team members will be responsible for leading key streams of work to support the College planning function including activities related to risk management, discipline health, academic workload allocation, student selection and management reporting.  

About you 
To be successful in this role, you will have a high level of computer literacy, including data analytics, data visualisation and presentation software. In addition to a relevant tertiary qualification, the successful candidate will have a high level of expertise in the analysis, management and communication of data and information. You will have demonstrated experience in student load planning and management in the education sector as well project management expertise and the ability to respond to tight deadlines. Your ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships and deliver on agreed outcomes will be essential to your success in this role. 


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 CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. 

Download File PD - Senior Planning Officer.pdf

Applications close on 21st January 2021 at 11:55pm.  

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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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