Full-time, Fixed Term for 9 months, commencing in January 2024
Salary Level HEW 9 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working
About the Role
The Manager, Research Proposals leads a team that provides guidance, advice and support to researchers with end-to-end pre-award development and management activities and contributes to those activities. This includes identifying and communicating funding opportunities, providing accurate advice and interpretation of grant guidelines, coordinating expression of interest processes, providing development feedback to applicants, reviewing eligibility and compliance, coordinating institutional endorsements, and overseeing application submission. The Manager, Research Proposals works closely with School/College research leaders and other R&I teams in the development and implementation of targeted strategies and initiatives which support improvements in research proposal application quality and quantity.
To be successful in this position, you'll have:
Proven experience in leading and managing the development of research grant applications and proposals, including a sound understanding of national and international research grant schemes and how to attract research funding through these funding agencies.
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing high-performing customer- focused teams to deliver to a range of clients with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively and sensitively with staff across the University.
Demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategies to build and improve grant writing capability, including designing and delivering appropriate professional development programs.
Demonstrated experience in planning, scheduling and managing complex activities.
Strong relationship-building and influencing skills with the ability to work effectively across multiple levels and functions and with external parties.
Proven ability to work independently, as a member of a team and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to help achieve the strategic objectives of all Colleges and promote the values of RMIT.
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills with an ability to understand issues at both a strategic level and at a detailed operational level.
Proven experience in planning, leading and driving change with accountability for delivering on organisational objectives, developing creative solutions and practical implementation strategies, in a challenging and dynamic environment.
Qualifications: A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience. A doctoral degree would be highly regarded.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.
About the Research and Innovation Portfolio
RMIT's Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world. The portfolio has an engaged, energetic, talented and collaborative team focused on enabling excellent research and innovation outcomes. With a global presence, community and industry connections, we support cutting-edge research and careers that make a positive impact on communities. The Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers and graduate researchers with research partnerships, grants and research contracts, funding opportunities, capability development, research training, ethics and integrity, intellectual property, commercialisation, internships, communication and profile.
Find out more about research and innovation at RMIT University and the Research and Innovation Portfolio at: https:// www. rmit.edu.au/research/
Research Strategy and Services
Research Strategy and Services supports researchers to achieve excellent research outcomes. Research Strategy and Services supports strategy development and implementation and continuous improvement in services, systems and processes. The team provides expertise and services in grants and research contracts; research integrity, ethics and governance; and data analytics and reporting.
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.
For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Fraser Rogerson – Acting Senior Manager, Research Proposals & Awards Management via email [email protected]
Position Description – Manager, Research Proposals (STEM)
Applications close on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at 11.59pm.Applications Close:
22 Nov 2023 11.59 pm
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