Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Legal Manager


Closing in 10 days

Overview: RMIT University Commitment

RMIT is committed to the rights of students and staff to be safe, respected, valued, and treated as an equal in their place of study and work. All staff are expected to share this commitment and contribute to a safer community. While carrying out their role, staff are in a position of trust with students. Staff have a duty of care to report wellbeing concerns about students through the designated channels and uphold to the code of conduct. RMIT Vietnam expects all staff members to comply with its Code of Conduct, policies and procedures, which relate to legal and regulatory requirements and our ways of working.

Why RMIT University Vietnam?

RMIT Vietnam is committed to excellence, innovation, and social responsibility. We welcome applications from qualified and passionate individuals who share our values and vision. RMIT University has a global reputation and ranks 140th globally and 11th in Australia in QS World University Rankings 2024. To learn more about our rankings, please check out our latest facts and figures here Reputation and rankings - RMIT University

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package and allowances
  • Generous annual leave, carer leave and public holidays (Christmas and Tet Holidays)
  • Private health insurance and wellness programs
  • Professional development and career advancement
  • Relocation and visa support
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • A vibrant and diverse campus life and more!
  • RMIT Vietnam has been honoured with the respectable HR Asia Award as Top Employer To Work For in Asia. To find out more about RMIT Vietnam and our current vacancies, please visit our website: https: // www.

    The role

    The Legal Manager supports the Associate Director, Legal & Compliance to manage the University legal projects, manage contracts, oversee knowledge management function and custody of the University's corporate documents and seal, and provide legal advisory services as required to ensure the compliance with external legislative requirements, to manage the policy & compliance and to support the effective operation of the university's primary activities and management processes.

    Reporting Line

    Reports to: Associate Director, Legal & Compliance


    1. Contracts

  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on the preparation of all contracts, and other legal agreements (such as NDAs)
  • Work with internal stakeholders to increase awareness and skills in relation to contract management and legal risk, partnering with key individuals within the organisation to identify potential legal issues as they arise.
  • Support the continued improvement of standard form agreements, contract management and legal processes and implement improved systems and procedures where required.

  • Project management : to manage all legal projects of the University (e.g. University operation under the Law on Higher Education, licensing matters of the University, litigation cases, application of e-signature, process for receiving/granting sponsorship/donation of the University, retention policy) specifically:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the satisfactory execution of projects;

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget;

  • Support in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop a project plan to monitor and track progress;
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques;
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation;
  • Monitor project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
  • 3. Knowledge management (KM): to oversee knowledge management function within the legal & compliance services which ensures that knowledge is maintained, shared and accessible to team members when necessary:

  • Design and implement effective knowledge management process;
  • Maintain comprehensive database of all internal and external legal and compliance advice;
  • Coordinate and facilitate knowledge sharing sessions of legal & compliance services/internal trainings of legal & compliance for University stakeholders by identifying topics, engaging the internal/external resources, and maintaining documentation;
  • Coordinate and facilitate legal & compliance trainings for internal stakeholders by identifying topics, engaging the internal/external resources and coordinating the training sessions;
  • 4. Legal advisory : to provide legal advisory services to University stakeholders:

  • Research and give advice regarding business decisions and operations;
  • Draft agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the University's full legal rights;
  • Communicate and liaise with external parties (regulators, public authority. etc.);
  • Handle translation of legal documents.
  • 5. University Secretary : to develop process and manage all University's key corporate documents, records and the seal and provide support to stakeholders as required.

    6. Policy & Compliance

  • Contribute to the management, development, implementation and maintenance of policy strategy and an effective policy and delegations framework to support the University's strategic plan.
  • Support the manager with continuous improvement activity and major policy and governance projects and activities, including the analyses and reviews of policy documents, and facilitating the development of new policy.
  • Coordinate the delivery of policy communication initiatives, training and awareness programs and guidance to foster good practices and to support a robust policy and governance framework.
  • Manage the University's policy governance framework policy repository and end user web presence.
  • Assist with the management and review of the University-wide policy repository, ensuring currency and accuracy of content.
  • Liaise with policy authors to ensure policy content is timely, relevant, accurate and current and is compliant with the policy governance framework.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of best practice in creating and maintaining policy content and communicate policy development and changes to key stakeholders.
  • 7. University reporting :

  • Coordinate with internal team for data provided.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of database information and formatting.
  • Ensure compliance with local laws.
  • Ensure continuity and timely reporting on an ongoing basis.
  • Escalate issues to the appropriate decision maker
  • 8. Other tasks as assigned by the Senior Manager, Legal.

    For a more detailed description of the key areas of responsibility for this position please click here to download the JD.

  • L.L.B. from a law school in Vietnam;

  • Member of a local bar association

  • At least 7 years of working experience in international law firms/ corporation;

  • Proven experience in managing large-scale, complex legal projects;
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining a KM management system;
  • Proven legal advisory experience in education sector is preferred;
  • Ability to work independently as well as teamwork;
  • Demonstrated good communication, investigative, time-management and negotiating skills;
  • Discretion, ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to display appropriate behaviors in line with the position, as per the RMIT Behavioural Capability Framework (Connectedness, Commitment to Excellence – Improve and Simplify; Imagination and Innovation; Impact; Inclusion; Agility).
  • Benefits
  • Highly competitive VND gross salary package with 13th month bonus, private medical insurance (for staff and the dependents) and annual health check

  • 20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Christmas closure, plus public holidays and 10 days paid sick leave.

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment with creative and innovative committed colleagues.

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development program and support.
  • Library on campus and online - access to RMIT Australia online library
  • Free use of onsite gym
  • Further information

    The role located in HCMC Vietnam, is open for Vietnamese candidates only.

    English Proficiency

    English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (General) with a score of at least 6.5 or 170 in Lingua Skills.


    In order to be considered for this role, it is mandatory to submit both a resume and a cover letter. Please click on the 'Apply' link provided below to initiate the application process. Your application will not be considered complete without the submission of both documents.

    Please note, we will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.

    Applications Close:

    8 thg 6 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community. As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

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    Job details


    Legal Manager


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 09, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Law,Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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