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Communications Business Partner, R&i

RMIT University - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Partner with the R&I Portfolio to provide strategic communications expertise
  • Develop a clear narrative to support the business strategy, priorities and the researcher community
  • Utilise your stakeholder and influencing skills as a key advisor to the leadership team
  • Full time, 12-month fixed term position
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

About us
RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 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.

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.

About the role
The Communications Business Partner, Research and Innovation (R&I) is an integral role that is accountable for providing strategic communications advice and execution to protect and enhance the reputation of the University.

As the strategic advisor for the R&I Portfolio, this role partners with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor R&I and their leadership team on all R&I Portfolio communications.

About you
You will develop, lead and implement a best-practice approach to R&I communications, including leading the development, delivery and curation of high-quality communications strategies to drive employee engagement with the R&I Portfolio. You are to provide expert communications advice and support aligned to the strategic agenda of the R&I Portfolio.

Strong stakeholder management skills will be required to develop and maintain productive, professional cross-functional relationships with subject matter experts, leaders, Schools and Colleges as well as RMIT service areas. Working collaboratively with specialists from across the University Communications team to execute on internal and external communication campaigns to protect and enhance the reputation of the University is also essential.

Demonstrated experience in business partnering, managing stakeholders and priorities, with the ability to deliver impactful communications in a timely and responsive way is essential. As is experience working in an issues rich environment and can lead, manage and execute multiple projects.

You are looking to take the next step in your career, use your skills and make a difference.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

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.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

PD - Communications Business Partner RI.pdf

Applications close on Friday 15th January 2021 at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at [email protected] 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/

Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at [email protected]

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