Community and Startup Programs Coordinator

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until June 2024
  • Salary Level HEW 7 ($88,501) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at RMIT Activator, the centre of innovation and Entrepreneurial gravity at RMIT

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

RMIT Activator is the centre of innovation and Entrepreneurial gravity at RMIT, leveraging the incredible assets of the premier University of design, technology and enterprise to create enduring impact.

At our core, we’re a group of mavericks committed to pushing the edges of entrepreneurial education and building a community of the most ambitious founders, intrapreneurs and partners built on this shared impact vision.

We’re like a small startup ourselves, we are comfortable with ambiguity. Things move quickly at Activator, we have a big vision and goals which keep us all united in purpose, but how we get there is open to rapid change and experimentation.

This role is very much for an all-rounder who is passionate about startups, who will work across our community and startup programming and experiences. You will have an unrivalled chance to meet and learn from and develop successful founders, activate a wealth of talent in the Activator and RMIT community including business executives and leading investors from around the world.

The Community & Startup Programs Coordinator brings together four critical elements in achieving this:

  • Connections – through Activator Connect
  • Founder programs - Founder School and LaunchHub
  • Community – our alumni
  • Talent - our Talent Collective program
  • Activator Connect is the physical and virtual front door to all Activator has to offer for the curious student, staff member or ecosystem player.
  • The Talent Collective activates the mentors, coaches and advisors across all Activator programs
  • Founder School and the LaunchHub pre-accelerator empowers aspiring founders to explore and then take the leap into an entrepreneurial venture.
  • The Talent Collective is where the awesome power of the broader RMIT ecosystem is tapped and channelled to amplify the impact of our programs.

By achieving this you’ll be responsible for creating an amazing experience for our community by providing a collaborative, fun and engaging space that supports their objectives and goals. As part of a dynamic and motivated team, you will deliver all required activities to ensure effective, efficient and excellent operations in our community and startup programs. This role also delivers regular events and programs and is always ready to roll up their sleeves to provide best in class support services that empower and inspire innovators and entrepreneurs.

You’ll also be responsible for running a systematic way for founders, alumni and stakeholders to get exposed to RMIT Activator through working to scale our Talent Collective initiative.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, communications, marketing, or information technology management would be advantageous.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience specifically focused on project or program management, growing and scaling a business/ community or both, designing and managing processes in a manner easily understood by a broad range of stakeholders.

Please 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.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


To Apply 

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

 PD - Community and Startup Coordinator.pdf

Applications close on Monday 31st May at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

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:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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