Research Evaluation Coordinator

Hawthorn, Australia
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Swinburne Research
  • Full time, fixed term position until Feb 2025 at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 8: $101,790 - $109,781 plus 17% super

About the Job

An excellent opportunity has become available for a Research Evaluation Coordinator to join us and undertake a range of duties and tasks required to plan and prepare the University’s submission to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative due in 2023, and Engagement and Impact (EI) submission due in 2024.

Under the broad direction of the Manger Research Analytics Services, you will work closely with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality), senior research leaders and professional teams across the University to lead the project, ensuring that the tasks related to overall coordination of the submissions including strategy, planning and stakeholder management and optimisation are effectively and precisely executed.

Utilising your strong stakeholder management skills, you will actively engage with the Australian Research Council (ARC) to address any issues leading up to and during the submission process; working with senior research staff and Discipline Leaders to ensure that data are appropriately coded; and with the University’s Digital Repository Manager to ensure that peer review requirements are met. You will also be responsible for leading the day-to-day activities of the project team.

The Research Evaluation Coordinator will work closely with the senior stakeholders to develop strategy, and independently develop and implement processes to operationalise the strategy set by the Strategy Board, provide innovative solutions to problems that emerge, engage stakeholders, coordinate planning and activities, and ensure that key milestones of the submission are met. You will naturally possess a high level of organisation and attention to detail and exercise significant judgement to ensure an optimum outcome for the University.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role you will have:

  • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to plan and execute complex tasks.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management experience with the ability to plan and lead meetings and activities, and coordinate large and diverse groups.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse data to produce high quality reports and to clearly present complex information for distribution to a range of stakeholders.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Michelle Vincent - Manager Research Analytics Services -

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Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications close at 5 pm, Friday 28th January 2022

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)