Grants Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until January 2019
  • $83,397 - $90,272 p.a (pro rata) + Superannuation

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 Research and Innovation Portfolio oversees research and research training across the University through the development and implementation of RMIT University's strategic research priorities and managing research systems and reporting requirements. The Portfolio supports the research activity of staff and student researchers with professional development, collaboration and funding opportunities, ethics and responsible conduct compliance, contract development, intellectual property, project completions and profiling.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Grants Coordinator will provide high quality grant application support services to the RMIT research community, and will take a lead on schemes with complex application and compliance requirements. The position will oversee the provision of information and advice to researchers on sources of external competitive research funding and keep abreast of funding body requirements and priorities. The Grants Coordinator will review grant applications for compliance with funding body rules and regulations, provide accurate and timely feedback to researchers, coordinate University approval and submission processes and contribute to the post-award administration of successful grants.

Skills & Experience Required

The ideal candidate will bring to the role your substantial experience in research administration or research funding management, preferably in the higher education sector. Your extensive experience in interpreting external competitive research funding scheme rules will be critical to your success in this role. Furthermore, key to this role will be your demonstrated ability to build positive relationships, liaise, engage and work collaboratively with colleagues, internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have highly developed customer relations, interpersonal and written communication skills, particularly in an advisory capacity and a demonstrated ability to use judgement.

To Apply

For further information please contact Simon Liddle, Senior Manager, Grants Development on +61 3 9925 2304 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 562585.

Applications close on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

Applicants are requested to 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.

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