Director, Research Training Services

Melbourne, Australia
24 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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. Founded in 1887, RMIT is a multi-sector university with more than 87,000 students including 15,000 at postgraduate level and 11,000 staff globally.

Part of the Research and Innovation Portfolio, the School of Graduate Research (SGR) supports graduates to drive innovation and contribute to excellent research outcomes. Managing the entire lifecycle from admission to examination, SGR provides services for scholarships, candidature, quality assurance, and a suite of career and professional development programs to enrich the experience of our research candidates and our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) supervisors.

We are moving to an Enterprise Operating Model which will enable smarter and simpler ways of doing things to enable the exceptional service experience we promise our people and our students.


The Director, Research Training Services will lead a distributed team to provide Research Training services across RMIT for HDR candidates, their supervisors and other stakeholders including schools and colleges research training leadership staff, particularly those staff performing HDR Delegated Authority roles in schools; and professional staff.

The Director will support the Associate Director Vice Chancellor, School of Graduate Research in the overall operation of the School and in the development and execution of strategic initiatives. They will build a high-performance Research Training Services team with a strong service culture comprising professional staff distributed across the university and be adept in the change management entailed in this shift to an enterprise level service model.


  1. A proven track record in leading, motivating and developing a high-performing team providing excellent customer service and delivering results in a dynamic environment.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary research management practices and proven analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, including experience analysing data.
  3. Experience in and knowledge of university administrative processes and management tools to support HDR through the lifecycle will be considered but not mandatory.
  4. Understanding of governance and regulatory compliance requirements relative to the RMIT university research activities.

High level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills together with excellent written and oral communication skills.

A proven track record in the operational management of a large team/function, including financial, infrastructure and employee management.

Demonstrated high level problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.


A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

To Apply

For further information, please visit our careers website using job ref #577060

Applications close on Sunday 25th August 2019.

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.

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