Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
RMIT University

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Job no: 590998

Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract

Categories: Research and Innovation, Education and Training, Research

1 x Full-time, fixed term (12 months) position available
Be part of the ARC funded Centre of Excellence team
This role is based remotely until further notice
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.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the Role

On 9 October 2019 the Commonwealth Government announced funding for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. The Centre has been awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) funding of $31.8m over seven years, 2020-2026. An additional $39.3 million in cash and in-kind support has been committed by the Centre partners. The Centre will be hosted at RMIT, with Julian Thomas as Director and Jean Burgess (QUT) as Associate Director.

The Centre’s Investigators are internationally renowned experts in the core disciplines essential to the Centre’s collaborative approach, coming from across the humanities, social and technological sciences, with strong records of innovation, impact and external engagement.

As the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, you will be responsible for growing the Centre’s outreach presence across a range of audiences, including to schools, government, and the community. You will also play a key role in seeking broader community exposure of the Centre’s research outcomes and activities and developing additional enhancements to outreach programs offered by the Centre.

About You

Previous relevant experience in an academic and/or research environment
Ability to develop and contribute to the ongoing development of outreach programs and strategies
Previous experience in events and project management; including designing and organising media and advertising content and providing logistic support
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
High-level of self-motivation and ability to work independently as well as ability to provide creative solutions to complex issues


A relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience in an educational institution, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or educational training or extensive experience

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

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 recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To apply, please submit your up to date resume and cover letter briefly addressing the Key Selection Criteria (limit 2 pages).

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

For application queries, please contact Aleksandra, Talent Acquisition Advisor at aleksandra.besia@rmit.edu.au stating the position title in the subject line.

Download File PD - Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.pdf

Applications close Monday, 19 October 2020.

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: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Application close: 19 Oct 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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