Area Of Focus Program Director (People)

at RMIT University

  • Work on an exciting project to help RMIT deliver on its 2020 strategy, Ready for Life and Work
  • Professional with a passion for people leadership and development
  • Full-Time - Fixed-term position (Dec 2019)
  • Competitive Salary Package on Offer

About Us

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. RMIT has large programs of work called "Areas of Focus" that impact across the institution and is critical to achieving the goals set out in the organisations strategic plan. As people are at the heart of everything we do, the "Areas of Focus" programs of work, adopting human centred design principles will include strategic workforce planning, to critical work around capability, staff engagement and performance and academic careers.

The Role

You will have the opportunity to work on an exciting project to help RMIT deliver on its 2020 strategy - 'Ready for Life and Work.' RMIT needs a Senior Program Director to oversee the complex high visibility program of work for our People Stream. This role provides the opportunity to lead the strategy and delivery of this programs of work encompassing multiple concurrent projects and diverse stakeholder groups. In this position, you will be directly accountable for ensuring program scope definition, planning and scheduling, change experience, financial reporting, issues and risk management, and the overall quality of the outcomes delivered for their program. You will also actively share knowledge and coach others to enable uplift of the overall RMIT project management skill base. In addition, you will lead a small cross-functional team of SMEs to deliver on the Area of Focus outcomes which will include regularly presenting to the most senior management team, the Vice Chancellor's Executive (VCE), and occasionally at RMIT Council.

About You

We are looking for a high energy individual who can confidently work with agile practices by providing strong leadership skills in directing the execution team to operationalise the strategic goals of the Area of Focus People Stream. You will be a mentor to support the University in embracing a new way of working and provide experience in successfully introducing change into challenging, dynamic and complex environments. In addition, you will build strong networks and relationships to influence effective outcomes. You will be collaborative and flexible when working in a complex environment, with diverse stakeholders to advance a strategic enterprise wide change agenda. Proven experience in leading large transformation/change projects is essential.

To Apply

For further information or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 572662.

Applications close on 27th January 2019.

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.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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