Officer, Awards Management

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Sep 2023

29 Aug 2023
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Research Field

Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

11 Sep 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working

About You

This exciting role is for someone with strong interpersonal skills who can maintain excellent working relationships with their team and internal and external stakeholders. To be successful, you are approachable and have superior communication skills; you can interpret data and knowledge and explain it to others in a way that can easily be understood. Furthermore, you approach situations with an open mind and are a keen learner; you're not afraid to ask questions and are continuously improving. From a technical perspective, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of research management and the tools and software used for this work.

Position Summary

The Officer, Awards Management provides efficient and effective post-award support for research grants and contracts to assist researchers and the University in meeting obligations to external sponsors and partners. Responsibilities include project establishment, variations, reporting and project close-out. The Officer, Awards Management provides proactive and customer service-oriented support to the RMIT research community and works closely with the Revenue and Research Finance team to ensure effective and accurate financial management of research projects in Workday.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a research administration and funding environment, preferably in the higher education sector.
  • Proven ability to comprehend and interpret agreements/contracts, capturing vital information.
  • Highly developed customer relations and interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to use judgement and provide advice.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with proven ability to organise and prioritise work and complete tasks with tight timeframes.
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy and/or database skills, preferably large, complex databases.
  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision and work cooperatively within a team setting.
  • Proven ability to contribute to continuous process improvement.
  • Demonstrated history of behaviour aligned to the RMIT values and professional capability framework.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification(s) or an equivalent combination of qualifications and work experience.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the Research and Innovation Portfolio

RMIT's Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world. The portfolio has an engaged, energetic, talented and collaborative team focused on enabling excellent research and innovation outcomes. With a global presence, community and industry connections, we support cutting-edge research and careers that make a positive impact on communities.

The Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers and graduate researchers with research partnerships, grants and research contracts, funding opportunities, capability development, research training, ethics and integrity, intellectual property, commercialisation, internships, communication and profile.

Find out more about research and innovation at RMIT University and the Research and Innovation Portfolio at:

Research Strategy and Services

Research Strategy and Services supports researchers to achieve excellent research outcomes. Research Strategy and Services supports strategy development and implementation and continuous improvement in services, systems and processes. The team provides expertise and services in grants and research contracts; research integrity, ethics and governance; and data analytics and reporting.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Alexander Lugg - Manager, Research Tenders and Awards Management via email at

Position Description

Applications close on Monday 11 September 2023 at 11.59 pm.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with a disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

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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