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Associate Director, Programs & Delivery - College of VE


Job Description:

 ​Provide high-level advice and executive support to the College of VE Programs & Delivery
* Negotiable salary + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements, full-time, ongoing position
* Based at the RMIT City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the College and Portfolio

RMIT's College of Vocational Education aims to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.

With robust ties to industry through effective engagement and deep collaboration, the College of Vocational Education (Programs and Delivery) provides rich discipline knowledge and a learning and teaching delivery model that aligns to future student and industry needs. Our discipline clusters strengthen the multi-sector advantage, while fostering deeper collaboration between disciplines.

About the role
The Associate Director, Programs & Delivery will be responsible for the provision of high-level advice and executive support to the College of VE Programs & Delivery areas. This will include providing strategic advice on specific initiatives, supporting the achievement of the portfolio's strategic and annual operating plans with a specific focus on academic and teaching program support. The role will have oversight of workforce planning activities, the academic lifecycle and will support the VE LT on operationalising key activities that align to the academic calendar.

The role will liaise and consult with Senior Leaders across the College to provide feedback, progress and reports on Portfolio developments and projects for key meetings and key activities within the portfolio. This may include collating, data analysis and developing papers and responses to both internal and external audiences. The role will be required to debrief with the General Manager, College Operations and the Executives on any follow up actions arising from meetings and committees as required.

About You
To be successful in this position, you'll be required to have the following:

* Extensive experience in providing high-level analytical and operational support at Senior Leader or Executive level.

* Experience working in a Vocational Education setting, including working to support and operationalise apprenticeship and traineeship processes and procedures
* Experience in a position requiring strong influencing, interpersonal and negotiation skills at senior levels to achieve desired outcomes.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience in developing presentations, reports and speaking and briefing notes to a high standard.
* Well developed organizational, analytical and future oriented approach with evidence of managing complex issues.
* The ability to work with minimal guidance, in a collaborative team environment and with a strong understanding of matrix structures.
* High level of professionalism, discretion and diplomacy to effectively deal with sensitive and difficult issues.
* Highly motivated and pro-active with a proven track record of successful financial management, change management, quality management and project management.

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

To Apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for the position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.
For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Amanda Achterberg, Associate DVC, VE Programs and Delivery via email amanda.achterberg@rmit.edu.au

Position Description -Associate Director Programs and Delivery.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 9 January 2022 at 11.59pm.

Please note, due to the upcoming festive session, that virtual interviews for this position will be held from 17th January.

Vaccination Requirements
The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.
As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, partially vaccinated with a booking for a further dose by 26 November 2021 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.


Education: University
Project-Program Management: Project Management

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Melbourne, Vic, Australia


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