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Associate Director, Planning and Performance


Job Description:

Provide high-level advice and executive support to the College of Vocational Education Operations

* Salary Level HEW 10A + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

* Based at the RMIT city campus, starting early 2022

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise that offers 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.

About the role

The Associate Director, Planning and Performance will be responsible for the provision of high-level advice and executive support to the College of Vocational Education Operations function. This will include providing strategic advice on specific initiatives, supporting the achievement of the portfolio's strategic and annual planning process. The role will have oversight of key College wide activities that drive the success of the College, providing project leadership, thought leadership and status updates to the College Executive. The role will work alongside other senior leaders in enablement functions to operationalise key activities throughout the year. This may include synthesis of information, data analysis and developing papers and responses to both internal and external audiences.

The role will be required to brief the General Manager, College Operations and Executives on any follow up actions arising from meetings and committees as required and will be expected to represent the College at broader RMIT working groups and ensure that the College of VE has a voice in decision making processes.

About You

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

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

2. Experience in a position requiring strong influencing, interpersonal and negotiation skills at senior levels to achieve desired outcomes.

3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience in developing presentations, reports and briefing notes to a high standard.

4. Highly developed organizational, analytical and future oriented approach with evidence of managing complex issues.

5. Proven ability to work with minimal guidance, in a collaborative team environment and with a strong understanding of matrix structures.

6. Highly motivated and pro-active with a proven track record of successful financial management, change management, quality management and project management.

7. The ability to prioritise tasks and work in a pressured environment requiring flexibility and collaborative decision making to achieve deadlines.

8. A high level of computer literacy, including ability to manipulate data and develop visual dashboards

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.
PD -Associate Director Planning and Performance Hew 10A.pdf

To Apply

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

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Kylie Dillon, General Manager - College Operations, College of Vocational Education via email kylie.dillon@rmit.edu

Applications close on Sunday 9 January 2022 at 11.59pm.

Please note, due to the upcoming festive session, please be advised 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.


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, Vic, Australia


Associate Director, Planning and Performance