Change Manager - Industry Relationship Management

RMIT University

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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.

About the Area/Role

The Industry Relationship Management Area of Delivery is about making it easier to work with industry to build more rewarding student experiences and research impact. It is a strategic, multi-faceted program aimed at developing the university’s culture and capability when it comes to engaging with industry. It consists of new frameworks, tools, playbooks and learning programs to support developing deeper and broader partnerships.  Additionally, it involves the development of aligned processes, accountabilities and operating rhythms to support the use of these new frameworks and an uplift in the utilisation of Salesforce. Through improved data capture and clear success measures, RMIT will work more strategically and scale up its industry engagement efforts.

About you

In alignment with our Change Principles and RMIT approach, you will be accountable for developing change management plans and interventions that engage and prepare our stakeholders as collaborative partners throughout the lifecycle of the project. You must have the agility, passion, and imagination to do this in a manner which is inclusive of all our end users, bringing them all on a tailored and meaningful change journey whereby they successfully adopt and embed the new ways of working, processes and tools and transition efficiently from current to future state.  You will have;

  • Developed Change Management Project Plans with relevant, tailored and effective interventions that manage the risks and change challenges specific to our Colleges, Portfolios and Entities and the program of work
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading large-scale change involving people, and process in a large and complex organisation.  This may include programs that have required the transformation of high performing teams, organisational cultural change and/or new ways of working
  • Be able to Identify and document the change impacts and create readiness criteria and supporting transition plans for each major stakeholder group impacted by the change

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’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.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • 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.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

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

For more information please see the position description below or call Guy on 03 9925 9467.

 AoD Change Lead Jan20.doc

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).

Don’t delay! Given the urgency for the role we will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications.

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.


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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