Senior Advisor, Bids and Tenders

Melbourne, Australia
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Develop strategic and viable business opportunities
  • Full time, continuing position
  • $95,695 + 17% super

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students.

The Engagement Portfolio includes the Alumni and Philanthropy, Activator and Industry Engagement teams. Ensuring industry is embedded in everything we do is the cornerstone of RMIT's strategy. The Industry Engagement team leads the university in striving towards the strategic goals of creating both better outcomes for RMIT and industry, and a step change in industry's connection to education.

The Alumni and Philanthropy team build the community of advocates for RMIT who champion the University's vision both locally and globally. The team is responsible for leading alumni engagement, fundraising and donor stewardship. The Activator is RMIT's own incubator and supports students to learn entrepreneurial skills as well as providing students with the tools and support to start their own business.

The role and your responsibilities

The Senior Advisor will play a key role in the CRM and Industry Product team within the Engagement portfolio. This role will support academic Colleges, Schools and Research Centres to secure and develop strategic and viable business opportunities through competitive tenders, proposals and quotations. In addition, this role will support the establishment and growth of business for RMIT University through the evaluation of business opportunities. It also embodies macro project management and supporting teaching and research areas to develop solutions to meet industry, government and enterprise.

Skills and experience required

This role works in a supportive team who together are striving towards the strategic goals of creating both better outcomes for RMIT and industry, and a step change in industry's connection to education. The key focus of this position will be to support the building of core business and create new markets for expansion and growth in areas which are aligned to the RMIT University's Strategic Plan. In particular the Global, University, Industry Business Development and commercial sustainability areas through working with Assistant Directors within Industry Business Development and industry engagement personnel across the University.

You will provide technical and strategic advice to Engagement and University stakeholders with respect to industry opportunities and the development of tender and project submissions. Important to this role will be your extensive experience managing and developing industry tender, proposal and/or grant submissions as well as possessing strong analytical skills and ability to exercise discretionary judgement in assessing opportunities and risks.


Mandatory - minimum undergraduate educational qualifications.

To Apply

To view a position description please visit our careers website using job reference number #571833.

Applications close on Sunday 9th December.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

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.