This position is based out of RMIT.
Job no: 583409
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Global, Urban & Social Studies
RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally.
Our purpose is to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry e ngagement. 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.
The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT’s largest schools. The School’s research focuses on key global issues including climate change in order to contribute to a more just and sustainable world.
At RMIT, our values guide how we work together. Our innovative, collaborative approach and commitment to real world issues faced by industry means we are a trusted partner in driving positive change.
As part of RMIT, you will be a part of a productive and collaborative team that values working relationships and outcomes. We encourage 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.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a program manager to design and manage a research portfolio for the new Constellation for Natural Capital of the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre.
In this role, you will build on existing connections to create vital collaborative applied research initiatives between industry and universities on topics relevant to natural capital and climate resilience. You will help initiate and oversee a range of high quality, innovative research projects and have the opportunity to collaborate as a researcher on some of them. In addition, you will help supervise and mentor Higher Degree by Research students associated with the projects and/or Constellation as a whole. As Program Manager you will work with colleagues in the CRC and RMIT. You will embed your research expertise into the life of the School, University and the CRC and develop relevant, productivity-driven research networks with local and national, internal and external partners.
You’re a self-starter with an established ability to manage successful research projects in the agribusiness and other relevant domains. You will have an emerging track record of research publications and be passionate about developing new research initiatives that achieve better outcomes for industry. You enjoy working with diverse collaborators and research teams to develop beneficial partnerships, while also being able to work well individually. You have strong networks in relevant areas and a great aptitude in building networks with internal and external partners.
Bring your whole self to work:
At RMIT, we believe we are better for our diversity. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and 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 and are highly regarded for our LGBTIQ inclusion and workplace accessibility policies. We are committed to our world-leading indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan.
If you believe this opportunity is for you, please apply online.
For further information please contact Clare Russell via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on Monday 28th October 2019.
Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.
This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.
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.
Application close: 28 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time