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Project Manager, Mental Wellbeing Initiatives

RMIT University - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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Project Manager, Mental Wellbeing Initiatives

Job no: 595086
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Human Resources, Research and Innovation, Project Management

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until end of December 2021
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
About You

Reporting to the Program Lead, Mental Wellbeing Initiatives, you will work with the RMIT Wellbeing team and stakeholders to deliver key mental wellbeing initiatives as part of the RMIT Mental Wellbeing Strategic Action Plan 2020 - 2025. You will work on the successful design, delivery and evaluation of a range of initiatives including a strategic suicide prevention and postvention initiative.

Successful delivery of initiatives will see enhanced suicide prevention and postvention approaches, optimisation of system level psychosocial risk management, targeted training and practical mental health promotion resources for the RMIT community. An excellent communicator, you will facilitate key RMIT Wellbeing professional development and produce high-quality reports, resources, articles and presentations.

To be successful in this position, you'll have, but not limited to:
  • Proven knowledge in mental health, suicide prevention and postvention with commitment to creating positive change in large organisational settings.
  • Proven ability to achieve outcomes within agreed timeframes and budgets and under time pressures.
  • Highly developed analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills including demonstrated ability to manage relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills including experience producing high quality reports, briefings, articles and other project related documentation for a range of audiences.
  • High level of initiative, discretion, independence and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a small team and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous improvement and ability to lead and adapt to change.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of information and communication technologies.
  • A postgraduate tertiary qualification in Psychology and/or substantial relevant experience in related field.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

About the Department

Driven by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy and five-year Mental Wellbeing Strategic Action Plan (Plan), the RMIT Wellbeing team works to foster a more mentally healthy RMIT. Through evidence based strategic action RMIT Wellbeing aims: * To increase the proportion of students and staff who experience higher levels of mental wellbeing
  • To reduce student and staff exposure to avoidable risk factors within the learning and work environment and increase their resilience and social supports
  • To increase the proportion of students and staff who seek and obtain timely assistance for emerging or existing mental health conditions, and experience recovery.
The Mental Wellbeing program of work is guided by five key principals: * We create a continuum of intervention that help our people stay well, take early action and support recovery
  • We take an integrated approach to student and staff mental wellbeing while continuing to address the unique needs of diverse groups at RMIT
  • We embed mental wellbeing across all that we do
  • We promote mental wellbeing as a shared responsibility
  • We work across the student and staff lifecycle and align activities with the rhythm of the university.
About RMIT

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.


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.

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 or contact Vanna Garrick via (03) 99251 983 or

Applications close on Sunday, 11th April at 11:55pm.

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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:

Application close: 11 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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