Associate Director - Defence Project

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Fixed Term until Jan
Working Time:Full time
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  • Full Time, Fixed Term until January 2025

  • Salary Level HEW 10A plus superannuation

  • Based at either the Melbourne, Brunswick or Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University and Australian Defence locations.

  • About the Position The Associate Director , Defence will be responsible for developing and implementing the Defence contract with the Joint Logistics Command of the Australian Defence Force. This role will work to support the initial phase in plan and then the ongoing delivery and management of the Defence programs in line with the contract requirements and expectations.

    This role requires a highly skilled educational leader and manager who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, setting strategic directions and building team capability. The role will involve relationship management, negotiating and collaborating with the Australian Defence Force, University and other stakeholders on matters that have significant, long term, operational impact.

    Key responsibilities include leading the implementation of projects, and cross-functional initiatives, managing the end-to-end operational requirements required to set up new programs and supporting capability planning to build capacity in implementation of the new programs areas.

    The role will also need to ensure that programs are compliant to all University requirements and regulatory specifications, and build strong relationships with teaching, technical support and administration staff.

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

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in contract and relationship management and program delivery with the Australian Defence Force

  • Demonstrated ability to create and lead strategic projects from concept to business as usual, using contemporary leadership skills that effectively empower and motivate key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated educational leadership experience and experience in operational management, planning cycles, financial management and continuous improvement processes.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage both internal and external stakeholder relationships and action agreed outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, facilitate and present to varied audiences.

  • Ability to critically analyse information and develop commercially viable proposals and recommendations to senior leaders and implement initiatives under minimal supervision.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the vocational education and training sector and the requirements of quality and compliance related to programs.

  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information in a discrete and professional manner.

  • An understanding of government funding models and executing project funding is highly desirable.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to being an Australian Citizen and subject to passing a Working with Children check and Australian Defence Security Clearance.

    About the College of Vocational Education

    The purpose of RMIT's College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community, and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, [email protected], 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.

    Led by our Pro Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

  • lead in practice-based learning

  • empower learners for the future of work

  • engage industry and community at scale

  • grow for impact and influence

  • The College of VE is delivering impact through transformation that creates long-term change.

    Programs & Delivery

    With robust ties to industry through effective engagement and deep collaboration, the College of VE 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.

    Australia Defence Logistics College (ADLC)

    Joint Logistics Command (JLC) has undertaken an innovative approach to enable the development of Logistics personnel across the Defence Logistics Enterprise. The strategic partnership with RMIT University has now commenced and this action has culminated in the establishment of the Australian Defence Logistics College (ADLC). The ADLC will have a maturing scope to support the design, development, delivery and management of all Joint logistics training, through the provision of training services.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description below or contact Medina (Snr Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email at [email protected]

    Position Description - Associate Director, Defence


    Applications Close:

    30 Jan 2023 11.59 pm

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