Principal Advisor

Melbourne, Australia
22 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • New and exciting role shaping the future of business in the College of Business and Law!
  • Full-time, permanent position - Flexible working arrangements available
  • HEW 9 Salary:
  • Based at the City campus, however we work in a hybrid way so you may choose to do your best work elsewhere on certain days

About us

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.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

About the College of Business & Law

The College of Business and Law is one of the largest business schools in the Asia Pacific region and delivers industry-engaged education and applied research that spark ambition and new perspectives. Attracting over 31,000 students, programs are delivered in Melbourne, Vietnam, and via significant teaching partnerships in Singapore, China and Indonesia. Through RMIT Online the College offers a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.

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About the role

We are looking for a Principal Advisor to join the College of Business and Law. In this role you will support the General Manager - College Operations where you will work in a dynamic work environment, identifying and nurturing key relationships of a sensitive nature or with high impact.

The position is responsible for the effective operationalization of specified projects, seeking input from stakeholders, development and implementation of business plans and frameworks and brokering relationships with third parties to ensure delivery within agreed time, cost and quality.

Some of the requirements of the role will include:

  • Advisory services
  • Project management and delivery
  • Data analysis and modelling
  • Preparation of decks and papers
  • Managing meetings and communications
  • Collaborating with business partners

About you

You will ideally have experience in consulting, potentially people advisory. You will have extensive experience in project management in a complex environment and have experience with communications as a part of project or change delivery.

A key part of the role will be the ability to lead, motivate, influence and coordinate a variety of internal and external stakeholders to achieve strategic priorities.

Therefore, you will be highly motivated and pro-active with the ability to work to plan, prioritize and achieve project deadlines and meet governance requirements, within budget, in a complex and demanding environment, and have excellent written and verbal communications.


Relevant tertiary qualification and/or extensive demonstrated experience in a complex operations leadership role. Change management accreditation is highly advantageous.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter for this position by 7th of November at 11.55 pm.

We will be interviewing as we see great people apply so don't delay in sending through your application.

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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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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