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Student Rights Officer – Higher Degrees by Research (HDR)

RMIT University Student Union – RUSU

JOIN THE RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) Team


$77,882 Full time equivalent ($62,305 for 0.8 FTE) + Superannuation

Applications close 5:00pm Sunday, 20 Nov 2016.

 An opportunity has arisen for a Student Rights Officer position within a fast-paced, challenging, student-focused organisation. Your skills in the area of casework, advocacy, outreach and support will be utilised to represent students in a complex and challenging university/higher education environment.

Key Features

  • Deliver advocacy and support for postgraduate students facing barriers resolving concerns with the university, including individual casework
  • Develop and deliver an annual program of postgraduate outreach, workshops, social and networking events and activities
  • Contribute to the general flow of information to the student body and RMIT staff about student rights
  • Provide a reference point on issues affecting post graduate students
  • Advise students in the development of various policies and campaigns
  • Permanent Part time – 3 days /week, 0.6 FTE (42 hours per fortnight), PLUS 1 day/week, 0.2 FTE (14 hours per fortnight). This extra 0.2 is a Temporary Contract until 31 Dec 2017 based on an annual grant.
  • This role is based at the RMIT City Campus


RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) is seeking a highly-motivated advocate who is passionate about student rights, welfare & equity issues. The focus of this role is on providing resources and support and advocating for Higher Degrees by Research students when dealing with concerns related to educational, equity and academic matters within RMIT. The position involves a substantial amount of casework and direct advocacy.

 This position works closely with and resources the elected Postgraduate Officer and will involve delivering outreach campaigns and social/networking events for postgraduate students. Applicants must be skilled at working under pressure, multitasking and have advocacy, casework and outreach experience.

Selection Criteria

The full selection criteria can be found on pages 5-6 of the Position Description.

Advice to applicants:

Applications close. Late applications WILL NOT be accepted.

All applications should be sent via email to by 5:00pm Sunday, 20 Nov 2016

 To be eligible for this position you must have an appropriate visa to work in Australia/New Zealand.

 Late applications will not be accepted.

 For applications to be considered they MUST include:

-       a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with 2 referees, and

-       a letter specifically addressing the selection criteria (from pages 5-6 of the Position Description).

Further details and to apply:


Phone 9925 9478 (Mon – Wed)

            9925 1842 (Thu) ask for Tali





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