RMIT Online Tutor, Software Project Management

Melbourne, Australia
12 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

RMIT Online: Software Engineering Project Management - Casual Online Tutors

Who is RMIT Online?

We were created by RMIT University to provide world-class digital learning experiences leaning into the future of work. We are a passionate and nimble team dedicated to creating a 'community of lifelong learners, successfully navigating the world of work.'

Teaming up with industry thought leaders and experts, we strive to deliver the best in structured but flexible education using the latest digital tools and technologies. And we have a bit of fun along the way.

Sounds great! Tell me about the role

Software Engineering Project Management is an undergraduate Bachelor level course that introduces the basic principles of Engineering Software Projects. As an Online Tutor you will provide students with an understanding of how the industry works, in relation to Projects and also in relation to IT Operations.

You will further assist students in other aspects of their learning, including critical analysis, problem-solving development methods, team processes, responsibility and effective communication.

Our Online Tutors deliver pre-planned academic content using the Canvas Learning Management System. An Online Tutor is not expected to create or add content to a course. As an Online Tutor your role will include three functions: the delivery of pre-planned academic content; facilitating learning activities and assessments tasks, which will include webinars, online discussion boards and assessments/feedback and the moderation, marking, processing, and submitting of assessment results.

Let's talk about you

Engaging. Inspiring. Collaborative. Intelligent. Strategic.

You'll possess a wide range of knowledge and skills in your field of expertise and will have the know how to utilise this to enhance student success and outcomes. You'll strive to provide the best student experience possible are capable in using the latest digital tools and technologies to deliver innovative course material in an exciting manner.

You must be willing to engage with RMIT Online facilitation strategies and be willing:

  • To be coached
  • To reflect on your teaching style to adapt to student needs
  • To implement feedback based on best practice and student feedback
  • To make sense of course content that may have little direction

Skillset and Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of software engineering project management methodologies from Waterfall to Agile (with an emphasis on Agile)
  • Experience with tools which support both Agile and traditional software engineering project management procedures
  • Solid understanding of Scrum processes and knowledge of Lean and Kanban

Online Tutors delivering a Bachelor's level course must have a Master's degree in a suitable content area for the course. Qualifications should be accompanied by relevant industry experience.

Teaching experience in higher education context, especially online, is highly desirable and candidates who have 3+ years of work experience are highly valued. If you're able to provide examples of previous Good Teaching Scores (or equivalent) this will be further beneficial.

Please see the attached Course guide for further information surrounding course content:

Ticking your boxes? Apply now!

This is not your typical application, we don't want a long-winded application addressing key selection criteria.

What we would like is for you to send us your resume and a brief cover letter detailing:

  1. What draws you to online facilitation?
  2. What excites you about this role?
  3. What is your teaching philosophy?
  4. How do you intend to make an impact at RMIT Online?

If you are successful in progressing through to the next stage of application, you will be required to complete an online video interview within 48 hours of notification.

Please note that appointment is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Applications close: Wed July 31st, 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time