Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Senior Manager, Planning and Operations




  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary HEW 10A+ 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working

  • About the Role

    The Senior Manager, Planning and Operations is accountable for providing high level strategic planning, business advice and support to the Dean and School Executive and ensures the effective and efficient delivery of services to support the School's activities and objectives.

    The Senior Manager, Planning and Operations is a member of the School Executive team and works collaboratively with all members of School and College management teams and with staff to ensure that the school achieves its strategic objectives and actively participates in meeting College and University strategic objectives.

    The position reports to the Dean of School with a very close working relationship with the General Manager College Operations to ensure alignment with College strategic objectives and efficient and effective service delivery.

    About You

    To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to lead, direct and influence others with a proven capacity to network, build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external groups.

  • Highly developed business writing skills and demonstrated experience producing comprehensive recommendations, project and implementation plans, briefing papers and reports.

  • Demonstrated high level problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and abilities to mediate between the conflicting interests of different stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated history of behaviour aligned to the RMIT values, leadership capabilities and professional capability framework.

  • Previous experience in a University environment and demonstrated knowledge of school operating requirements, budget management, planning and business development alongside a high level knowledge of University governance processes.

  • A high degree of resilience and ability to cope with ambiguity and changing priorities and a demonstrated ability to move between the operational and the strategic as required with a customer focused mindset.

  • Ability to work collaboratively (and in partnership with other teams) to achieve identified goals.

  • Experience in successfully developing and implementing planning frameworks aligned to College and University strategy.

  • A Bachelor of Business/HRM/Finance aren't mandatory but will be highly valued.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the College of Business and Law

    As one of the largest Business Schools in the Asia Pacific region, the College of Business and Law is comprised of five schools – four in Melbourne and one in Vietnam - delivering a broad range of programs in Business, ranging from Certificates up to PHD levels. Many programs articulate between Vocational Education and Higher Education, creating pathways for further study. RMIT Business programs are delivered in Melbourne, Vietnam, Singapore, Shanghai and Jakarta, as well as through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and RMIT Online. The College has an annual budget of approximately $280 million, employs over 1000 staff and delivers programs to approximately 30,000 students (20,000 EFTSL).

    The College is located on RMIT University's City Campus and resides in the state of the art Swanston Academic and Emily McPherson buildings.

    Click here for further details about the College.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Kassie McKnight (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email [email protected]

    Position Description - Senior Manager, Planning and Operations

    Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.


    Applications Close:

    21 Apr 2024 11.59 pm

    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 Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Senior Manager, Planning and Operations


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    March 25, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,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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