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Project Coordinator

RMIT University
  • Full-time, Fixed Term position until December 2023
  • Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 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.

About You

As the Project Coordinator, you will be supporting the Centre for Innovative Justice in the development, delivery and coordination of projects, including consultancy projects, funded research and the Centre’s advocacy work. Working as part of a small team, this role will be expected to work collaboratively with Project Leads across a range of subject areas, such as family violence, women’s decarceration, legal responses to young people, and crime victimisation, to deliver high quality project and research outputs.

Reporting to the Manager, Service Design, Evaluation and System Reform, you will be responsible for planning and coordinating project activities across multiple projects. This will involve working with the relevant Project Lead to establish the project framework, including the production of a project plan and other relevant project tools and documentation; coordinating, monitoring and reporting on project activities and milestones; contributing to substantive project activities and the development of high-quality project deliverables and outputs; and contributing to or managing aspects of the CIJ’s broader advocacy and sector engagement work, as well as business development activities. This role is well-suited to someone who is proactive, able to take ownership of discrete tasks and workstreams, and with exacting standards and attention to detail.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Law or related fields.
  • Knowledge of the justice and human services sector, including issues driving people into contact with the justice system.
  • Significant experience in a project-focussed role, ideally in a professional services, public sector or not-for-profit environment.
  • Experience in and exposure to effective project management methodologies, including a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, monitor and facilitate the delivery of projects in a dynamic, client-focused environment.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, including the capacity to manage time effectively across multiple projects and to deliver polished, high quality work products within deadline in a busy team environment.
  • Experience in research and policy analysis, including a track record of producing or contributing to high quality written publications. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills will be viewed favourably.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex ideas into language suitable for a variety of audiences and to utilise visual communication techniques to deliver information and concepts in a user-friendly way.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and creatively, applying your problem-solving skills to the identification and management of project risks and issues, and to the development of project outputs and outcomes that meet the needs of stakeholders, end users and the broader community.
  • An adaptive mindset, with a demonstrated ability to work flexibly in a self-directed environment and as part of a team, and capacity to work across disciplines and organisational boundaries.
  • A demonstrated ability to use information and communication technologies effectively, including high-level proficiency in Microsoft Office software packages and research databases. Capability in other relevant programs such as NVivo, Qualtrics and Miro will be viewed favourably.
  • Commitment to social justice and human rights and the promotion of innovative strategies for delivering justice.

About the Portfolio

The Policy and Impact Portfolio provides focus and momentum for the projects and priorities that were identified in Ready for Life and Work: RMIT’s Strategic Plan to 2020. The Policy and Impact Portfolio members provide a distinctive set of evidence-driven, analytical and public policy expertise, including policy and data analysis, government engagement and capability in areas such as: strategic development, innovation, partnership development across government, industry and social sector, project management capabilities.

The Centre for Innovative Justice

The Centre was established in 2012 to research, teach and promote modern and innovative ways of delivering justice both through formal court processes and within and across the broader justice system. The Centre’s objective is to drive, develop and expand the capacity of the justice system to meet and adapt to the needs of its diverse users, and to contribute in a positive way to addressing the underlying issues that bring people into contact with the justice system. To find out more, visit cij.org.au.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. For further information about this position, please click here.

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.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role.

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 TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au with your request(s).

Applications Close: 21 Sep 202111.59 pm

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 here.

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