Program Manager, ATN Universities job with RMIT UNIVERSITY


  • Full-time, fixed-term position until June 2024
  • HEW salary level 9 + 17% superannuation and flexible working arrangements
  • Based on the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based on other University campuses

About ATN

Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) is a leading national body in Australian higher education, with six universities (with a strong presence both nationally and internationally and in major metropolitan and regional media markets). Our universities are Deakin University, Curtin University, RMIT University, Newcastle University, University of South Australia and Sydney University of Technology. Collectively, ATN educates 19% of all students in Australia and is the destination of choice for 18% of Australian international students. Established in 1999, ATN undertakes national policy, advocacy, public affairs and media work to benefit the common interest of our six major, world-class Australian universities. The management is led by Executive Director Luke Sheehy and is based at RMIT’s City Campus in Melbourne. RMIT University is the employing agent for ATN personnel.

About you

As Program Manager, ATN Universities, you will be responsible for delivering exceptional quality programs that have a profound and positive impact on ATN universities, stakeholders and students. Working directly with the ATN Executive Director and senior leaders of our member universities, including Deputy Vice Chancellors and Graduate School Deans, the Programs Manager will be an expert in relationship management, project management, budgeting , monitoring and reporting. The role will be required to communicate in an influential manner, articulating project goals, plans and recommendations to senior leaders and stakeholders.

The role will lead the ATN Frontiers programme, completing the program establishment phase by coordinating ATN academics to teach the program modules and bringing an in-depth understanding of the academic programs to support to oversee the design of new innovative content for levels 2 and 3. modules. The position will require engagement with all six ATN universities to ensure that all are actively involved in the design and rollout of the program, and that student engagement and experience remains strong across all universities.

To be successful in this position, you will need to:

  • Experience in designing, carrying out and implementing large and complex projects/programs of activities;
  • In-depth knowledge of project management practices;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate activities and build relationships among multiple stakeholder groups and interests – including university leaders, academics, third-party service providers and professionals across an extensive network;
  • Ability to deliver results, plan, manage and deliver in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience creating and effectively managing budgets, as well as communicating progress and results to senior management and stakeholders; and
  • Ability to work across multiple platforms and operate effectively in large and complex environments to achieve effective results.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a work with children test.

To apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter indicating your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘To apply‘ link below. For more information on this position, please see the job description below or contact Luke Sheehy via email [email protected]

Applications close on April 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Bring your whole being to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different from us or challenge ourselves, we become stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can accomplish so much more. We respect each other, accept our differences and build a sense of belonging within our team and beyond.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a disability confident recruitment team and we are happy to tailor the recruitment process to your accessibility needs. Please contact us at [email protected] with your preferred type of communication and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child-safe organization. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing our employees regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications from all sectors of the community are encouraged and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that while we are still accepting applications from anyone interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19 we are currently prioritizing applications from those who currently have employment 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/

Vaccination requirements

The COVID-19 Compulsory Vaccination (Workers) Guidelines, made under the Public Health and Welfare Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Guidance), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, RMIT job offers are conditional on the candidate being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory proof thereof. You can access the instructions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

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