Administrative Officer, Industry Engagement and Events

Melbourne, Australia
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Brunswick Campus
  • Part-time, 12 month fixed term contract
  • $65,155 - $74,844 p.a + 17% super

The Organisation:

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.

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

The merging of all the fashion and textile programs within RMIT University into one new progressive School of Fashion and Textiles school has created a dynamic academic environment focused on the scholarship of change, research and active industry engagement. The School of Fashion and Textiles offers a diverse suite of programs over the spectrum of fashion and textile practices in design, technology and merchandising which strengthens the school's ability to operate as a leading global player.

The role and your responsibilities:

As Administrative Officer, Industry Engagement and Events, you will be responsible for administration of a pilot of the School of Fashion and Textiles model for industry engagement and events.

Industry Engagement within the School of Fashion & Textiles seeks to foster mutually beneficial relationships with business, government, the not-for-profit sector and the community. It engages with industry and the broader community to create and implement activity to assist Fashion and Textiles students to develop employability skills to enhance their success upon graduation, and to support Fashion and Textiles researchers in advancing impactful and relevant Research and Innovation Projects

In 2018, the Administrative Officer, Industry Engagement and Events is responsible for trialling a new approach to the School's industry engagement and events program; administering the events schedule; documentation for industry projects and events, and liaison with RMIT service groups and external providers.

Skills and experience required:

The ideal candidate will bring to this role significant experience in providing administrative and logistical support in the organisation and delivery of a range of events and projects in a complex environment.

Furthermore, key to this role will be your ability to deliver a high level of service to both internal and external stakeholders, have excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and re-adjust workload priorities to meet conflicting deadlines.

Your ability to respond appropriately to sensitive information and situations along with your ability to work effectively, flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues within and beyond the immediate work unit, positively contributing to the achievement of the School's goals will be the key to your success in this role.

A relevant tertiary qualification, and/ or extensive events and administrative experience in a complex tertiary education or similar service environment are required.

To Apply

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description click here to open the PD:

For further information please contact pls contact Kiri Delly (Associate Dean, Industry Engagement) on +61 3 9925 9210.

Applications close on Sunday 25th February 2018.

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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