WIL Academic Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • College of Business
  • Melbourne CBD Campus
  • 1.0 FTE

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. We are global in attitude, action and presence; urban in orientation and creativity; and connected through active partnerships with professions, industries and organisations.

The College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Asia Pacific region and delivers programs in Melbourne, Vietnam and via significant teaching partnerships in Singapore, China, and Indonesia as well as through Open Universities Australia (OUA). The College has an annual budget of approximately $200 million, employs over 475 staff and delivers programs to approximately 31,000 students (21,000 EFTSL).

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The WIL Academic Coordinator will report into the Learning & Teaching Portfolio and will sit operationally within the Industry Engagement unit, which has operational responsibility for Work Integrated Learning for the College of Business.

The key function of the role is to ensure that College of Business students have the opportunity to experience high quality industry placements and enhanced employment prospects by growing, developing, implementing and evaluating WIL placement programs in the College of Business. The role will be the Course Coordinator for the Cooperative Education Program and the Business Internship suite of elective courses.

The role will have academic oversight for the courses and will require a current understanding of Work Integrated Learning practice and pedagogy, as well as contemporary knowledge of the business environment and the skills required by employers now and in the future. The position will include promotional and academic activities to ensure that RMIT students, staff, alumni and relevant external partners are aware of, and participate, in WIL programs; and plays a pivotal role in the successful delivery of the programs.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Relevant experience in an academic WIL environment and a demonstrable understanding WIL pedagogy and best practice.
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated high level experience in the cultivation and development of stakeholder relationships to further develop and support various programs of work.
  • Highly developed customer relations and interpersonal skills, ability to work with minimal supervision as well as work co-operatively as a team member.
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to engage with and form working relationships with people from diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to set and meet targets, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to learn and implement new systems and procedures as appropriate and identify continuous process improvements opportunities for existing processes and procedures.
  • Ability to use a range of information and communication technologies effectively with high attention to detail including: Microsoft Office software packages, web and email software, database use and management.

Appointment is subject to passing a Working with Children Check

To apply please click 'Apply Now' and provide:

  • A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your suitability for the role
  • CV detailing any relevant industry experience and your qualifications

Applications close: Friday 16th November 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

For further information, please contact Amy Harrington at amy.harrington@rmit.edu.au

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