Associate Director Business Development and Global Relations

Melbourne, Australia
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time, fixed term contract until 2023
  • Competitive HEW 10C salary on offer

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Global Development Portfolio is responsible for making RMIT genuinely global in reputation, operations and outlook. Under the leadership of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Development) and Vice President, the portfolio:

  • identifies, reviews and harnesses opportunities to further enhance RMIT's global model,
  • nurtures RMIT alumni and stewards RMIT's philanthropic activity,
  • leads and coordinates RMIT's global education partnerships,
  • manages global experience opportunities for RMIT students, staff and alumni.

In addition, it connects and coordinates RMIT's presences throughout the world including RMIT entities in Australia, Vietnam and Europe (Spain) and representative offices in other countries.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The Associate Director, Business Development and Global Relations will have extensive commercial acumen and ability to manage the end-to-end process of prospecting for new opportunities for the University to engage in delivering RMIT programs outside of Australia. The incumbent will adopt a portfolio management approach to manage the suite of partnerships and opportunities that are identified, delivered and managed, ensuring diversity in geographies, partnership programs and delivery methods. The position is responsible for broader operations, including partnership lifecycle management, partnership governance and risk management, and for delivering support of the University's priority partnerships, coordinating meetings and delegations with international institutions, embassies and other stakeholders as required.

Skills & Experience Required

You will lead the development of fresh commercial approaches to the generation of new global, education-focused business opportunities outside Australia, proactively collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to access, convert and establish new opportunities and markets. Important to this role will be your ability to develop a globally-focussed and outcomes-driven business development culture in the team and University, by driving effective approaches to actively prospecting for new business. You will have extensive experience in proactive account management, quality assurance and risk management functions within Industry and/or a University environment, with a proven track record in achieving growth targets. Key to your success will be your ability to build successful relationships with the academic community by using open and collaborative leadership styles whilst also evidencing authority and expertise in the business development field.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit our careers website or for further information please contact Tracy Harris, Executive Director, Global Development and Performance on (03) 9925 1733 using job reference 562538.

Applications close on Thursday 15 March 2018.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

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.