RMIT’s Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual with HDR experience and passion for improving the candidate experience to be part of the School of Graduate Research.
The Senior Coordinator, Candidate Experience is part of the HDR Strategy and Policy team and is responsible for programs and activities designed to support and enhance the HDR candidate experience. This role will collaborate with different areas within RMIT and will manage a breadth of activities including: leading the ongoing development of the co-curricular skills training program (PhD Up); contributing to a university-wide project to redevelop the HDR curriculum; and coordinating university-wide orientation programs for new candidates. The successful candidate will also be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing opportunities to enhance the career readiness of HDR candidates.
To be successful in this role, you will have: Clear understanding of and experience with graduate research in the context of Australian higher education. Demonstrated ability to form effective working relationships and collaborate with a range of stakeholders to harness opportunities and deliver on a common objective. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to deliver strategic business cases, web content and online communication. Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively in a team, supervise staff, and balance competing priorities. Ability to analyse and interpret a wide range of information, including benchmarking and identifying trends, and applying this analysis to the institutional context as part of developing strategies and operational plans. Proven ability to innovate by identifying opportunities, designing, and implementing new programs and initiatives in a complex environment. Extensive experience in providing high-quality service and support, and a track record in undertaking broad and targeted consultation.
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.
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 RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.