Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals

Melbourne, Australia
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 2x Full-time, ongoing positions
  • Provide advice for research grant development
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

Two exciting new opportunities have opened at RMIT to support researchers in preparing and submitting high quality proposals to competitive funding schemes. Applicants with a background in engineering, the physical sciences, urban futures/built environment or the social sciences will be looked upon favourably.

About RMIT

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.

The Universitys mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. 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.

RMITs Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world. Part of the Research and Innovation Portfolio, Research Strategy and Services supports researchers to achieve excellent research outcomes. Research Strategy and Services supports strategy development and implementation and continuous improvement in services, systems and processes. The team provides expertise and services in grants and research contracts; research integrity, ethics and governance; and data analytics and reporting.

The Role

As a Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals you will provide high quality services to researchers in the development of research grant and fellowships proposals to national and international funding bodies and foundations, identification of funding opportunities, and in ensuring eligible and compliant applications are submitted to funders. The role is part of a team in the Research Service Centres, co-located with the Colleges in the university, that provide research partnering, grant development, and research training services.

Your Responsibilities

The Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals works closely with the Research Proposals team, the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation and School research leaders in the development and implementation of targeted strategies and initiatives which support improvements in grant application quality and quantity. The role requires knowledge of national, international and internal research funding schemes.

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in the development of research grant applications and proposals
  • Ability to understand complex research ideas
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively
  • Proven ability to understand research funding scheme guidelines and funding rules
  • Outstanding administrative and organisational skills with a strong customer service focus and the ability to prioritise and meet strict deadlines
  • Understanding of evaluating practices and procedures and identifying new opportunities


A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience are required for this role. Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to free wellness & fitness classes
  • MYKI pass discount

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply now link. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Fraser Rogerson on (03) 99259 720 or via email

Applications close on Tuesday, 29th October at 11:55 pm.

We kindly request that we are not accepting agency enquiries for this role.

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.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

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