Officer, HDR Strategy and Policy Support

RMIT University

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Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Full-Time, ongoing position
  • Great opportunity to support in quality assurance, partnerships, outreach, and employability
  • Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation + Flexible Working Arrangements

About RMIT

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.

The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. 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 Research and Innovation Portfolio

RMIT’s Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world.  Part of the Research and Innovation Portfolio, Part of the Research and Innovation Portfolio, the School of Graduate Research (SGR) supports graduates to drive innovation and contribute to excellent research outcomes. Managing the candidature lifecycle from admission to examination, SGR provides services for scholarships, candidature, quality assurance, and a suite of career and professional development programs to enrich the experience of our research candidates and our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) supervisors. 

The Role

The Officer, HDR Strategy and Policy Support is responsible for providing support in quality assurance, partnerships, outreach, and employability to help the School of Graduate Research achieve its objectives. The role will also liaise with professional and academic staff across the university, while being responsible for contributing to and supporting specialist processes and related activities that ensure compliance and enhance the quality of RMIT’s Higher Degree by Research programs. 

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated strengths in building relationships and negotiating, with the ability to work effectively across multiple levels and functions, and with external parties
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including a strong capability in producing high-quality documentation, such as reports, web content, and data sets, to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills, and the ability to assess priorities, exercise discretionary judgment, and work through multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure
  • Strong focus on customer service and attention to detail
  • Experience and demonstrated aptitude in working using an agile mindset in a fast-changing and dynamic team, including the ability to work through ambiguity
  • Relevant professional experience within the University sector and/or a large, complex organisation


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.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

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.
  • 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 in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri – an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Stephanie Morrison-Duff via email

 Officer, HDR Strategy and Policy Support - PD.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 11.55pm

Join an inclusive and dynamic culture at RMIT, and help us (researchers, teachers, academics, students, industry partners) in our aspiration to keep transforming ourselves and the world we live in for the better, be a part of this change!


We kindly request that we are not accepting agency enquiries for this role.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email 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.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

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