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Governance Officer


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Job Description:

Full-time (0.8 or 0.9 FTE considered), Continuing position
* Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About You

As Governance Officer, you will play an important university-wide role by providing effective governance support to the RMIT Academic Board (64 members) and its (four) committees. You will work closely with the Senior Governance Officer to support effective Board and committee operations.

You will provide a range of coordination services for academic governance matters including facilitating communication and workflow for Academic Board and committee business, drafting and editing papers, briefings and presentations, minute taking, record keeping and meeting coordination. The position supports administration of selected University elections and is responsible for maintaining Secretariat websites and publications.

Additionally, you will provide advice to the broader University community on academic governance protocols and policies, ensures that Board and committee business is managed accurately and efficiently, and that terms of reference and academic delegations are observed.

In return, we will consider applicants wishing to work full time or part time, with hybrid ways of working available.

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

* Demonstrated knowledge of governance systems and processes within the tertiary education sector, including relevant legislative frameworks such as the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards).
* Demonstrated high level written communication skills, including the ability to write minutes, prepare governance submissions and maintain internal and outward facing web content.
* Demonstrated experience in interpreting, applying and explaining policies and procedures relating to academic governance.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including senior university stakeholders.
* Demonstrated ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality, manage sensitive information, and exercise appropriate judgement to address complex problems or sensitive matters.
* Ability to work autonomously and to follow through on tasks to completion with limited supervision.
* Demonstrated high level administrative and organisation skills including proven ability to establish priorities to manage high volume workflow and meet critical deadlines.
* High level of proficiency across the Microsoft Office 365 suite.

About the Group

The Governance, Legal and Contracts Group (within the Finance and Governance Portfolio) is responsible for the full range of governance, legal and contract management services to all areas of the University. The group is committed to:

* Providing high quality governance, legal and contracts services that are aligned and responsive to the commercial needs of RMIT and the regulatory requirements within which RMIT operates;
* A high level of customer service which means getting know the different areas of businesses we service and tailoring advice and support to meet their needs;
* Assisting RMIT to achieve its strategic objectives by working collaboratively with our University colleagues;
* Developing and maintaining relationships with subject matter experts within and outside of RMIT to ensure appropriate additional expertise is available when required.

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 Position Description below:

HEW 7 - Governance Officer (F&G)

Applications close on Sunday, 22nd May at 11.59pm.



About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer 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.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

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.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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 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

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

12698

Location:

Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Title:

Governance Officer

Category:

Education
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Posted:

13.05.2022