Senior Coordinator, Strategic Capability

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)

21 Sep 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

10 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

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 8 + 17% Superannuation
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working

These are exciting times at RMIT. Partnering and translation of research impact is core to our strategy. Our research impact focus is on accelerating our engagement and delivery of impact for society, industry and government. To deliver on this strategy, we are seeking talented and enthusiastic professionals to join our team to accelerate impact, at scale. Our partnership with Breakthrough Victoria in the development of an investment pre-seed fund allows us to enhance support for our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

We are seeking talented individuals who think "outside the box" and who want to be part of a forward looking team to support our community and partners deliver this vision.

About the Role

As a member of the Strategic Capability team, the Senior Coordinator, Strategic Capability, leads the development, implementation, and delivery of strategic programs and initiatives that enable impact driven translation of research. The Strategic Capability team provides strategic capability planning and delivery expertise to attract, support and retain research talent to RMIT as well as contributing to the overall development of capability strategy and frameworks.

The position forms part of a highly collegial and team-based unit and works closely with the Researcher Capability Development and Enabling Impact Platform functions, the Research Partnerships and Translation Unit, as well as other key stakeholders in the Research and Innovation Portfolio to support impact driven translation of research.

About You

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

  • Demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of researcher support programs and activities (experience in research innovation and translation related programs would be advantageous).
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of systems and processes for optimised delivery of large-scale research programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders both within and across teams, through excellent communication, collaboration, influencing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of effectively engaging with industry, translation of research and building entrepreneurial career pathways
  • Demonstrated understanding of research translation readiness and impact evaluation principles would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in case management of research translation projects would be advantageous.
  • 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.

The RMIT x Breakthrough Victoria Pre-Seed Fund

The RMIT x Breakthrough Victoria Pre-Seed Fund, (the Fund) is part of the skills and funding support provided by RMIT to accelerate translation of our research and innovation.

The Fund has been established in partnership with Breakthrough Victoria. Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd has been established to manage the Victorian Government's landmark $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund.

The Fund between RMIT and Breakthrough Victoria will provide funding for early-stage research, ideas and new technologies and will facilitate access to university networks and mentoring to create seed-fund-ready companies. Up to 20% of this funding can be invested into social purpose ventures.

The resources will be dedicated to the local start-up ecosystem to develop homegrown talents. The fund will drive the commercialisation of intellectual property (IP) by providing the right conditions for the growth of existing businesses and innovation precincts.

Click here for more information about the Fund.

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 Riaan Lourens (Manager, Strategic Capability) by email at

Position Description - Senior Coordinator, Strategic Capability


Applications close on Tuesday, 10th October at 11.59pm.

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

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

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 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.

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

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Melbourne, Australia

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