Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Feb 2024

8 Feb 2024
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15 Feb 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
  • Full-time, Fixed Term position until September 2024
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working

About You

The Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals provides high quality services to researchers in the identification of funding opportunities; development of research grants, fellowships and proposals for international funding, foundations, and prizes; and ensuring eligible and compliant applications are submitted to funders. The Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals works closely with colleagues in the Research & Innovation portfolio and School and College research leaders in the development and implementation of targeted strategies and initiatives which support improvements in grant application quality and quantity. The role requires knowledge of national, international, and internal research funding schemes.

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

  • Proven experience in the development of research grant applications and proposals, including a sound understanding of national and international research grant schemes and how to attract research funding through these funding agencies.
  • An exceptional command of oral and written English and the ability to understand and communicate complex research ideas clearly and succinctly and with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively and sensitively with staff across the University.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to interpret research funding scheme guidelines and funding rules and understanding on how to attract research funding through these funding agencies.
  • High level administrative and organisational skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise and meet fixed deadlines and ability to work on complex and multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with exceptional relationship building, influencing and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively across multiple levels, functions and with external parties.
  • Highly motivated, customer focused and proactive with excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating practices and procedures, and in identifying and implementing new opportunities and quality improvements.
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills with the ability to work effectively across multiple levels and functions and with external parties.
  • Demonstrated history of behaviour aligned to the RMIT values and professional capability framework

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

About the 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, systemsand 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 at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Maks Sipowicz via email [email protected] .

Position Description - Senior Coordinator, Research Proposals

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

Why work at RMIT University

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Find out more about working at RMIT University, what we stand for and why we are an Employer of Choice.

We want to attract those who will make a difference. View RMIT's impressive standings in university rankings.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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 disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

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