Senior School Officer (Student Placements)

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 24 Mar 2024

  • $78,854 to $87,624 pa (HEW 5)
  • Ongoing, Full time, Joondalup Campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights

$78,854 to $87,624 P.A (HEW 5) PLUS 17% SUPERANNUATION

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional to join the School of Arts and Humanities. We are looking to recruit a Senior School Officer (Student Placements) to support our growing work integrated learning program across a wide variety of disciplines.

The role will focus on supporting the School’s work integrated learning program, with a particular focus on providing support for the management of student placements; including student mandatory checks, placement agreements, and the maintenance of student placement records. You will be required to engage with external and internal stakeholders and be responsible for ensuring the effective flow of information to and from the School and key stakeholders. When problems arise, you will be expected to generate solutions in consultation with academic staff and senior colleagues and implement them successfully. On occasion, you may be required to assist with other general administrative work in the School, which may involve contracts, human resource management, financial processes and information management.

You will be a self-motivated, solutions-focused individual who thrives in a busy and complex environment and enjoys working collaboratively in support of students, colleagues and external stakeholders. You will have experience in supporting student placement programs in higher education, and your expertise in working with the SONIA student placement management system will be highly regarded. You will have great attention to detail, especially in data management and in written communication, as well as a capacity to support academic members of the School to complete tasks. 

You will work in a supportive environment as a member of the School’s Operations Team, reporting to the Team Leader, Teaching and Research Services. On a day-to-day basis you will work closely with academic and professional colleagues as you support student placements across the School. You will regularly interact with both students and key external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:


  • Knowledge and experience of student placement management; including securing placements, creation and management of agreements, placement risk management, and stakeholder relationship management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in support of students, colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • High level communication skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and network effectively with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Precise attention to detail, with the ability to use initiative to identify problems, think creatively about their resolution, and know when to escalate problems to their manager for assistance.
  • Independence in working on directed goals and tasks and managing competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Desirable

     6. Experience and expertise with the SONIA student placement management system.

    You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

    Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching. ECU has been rated the maximum of five stars for teaching quality by their graduates for 14 years in a row, making ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve such a consistently high rating. ECU’s reputation for teaching quality and student experience has been built on the productive relationships they have with their students, industry, communities, and alumni sharing knowledge for the benefit of all. ECU prides itself on being an inclusive workplace, and seeks to uphold values which focus on personal achievement in a supportive environment where all may succeed.

    The School of Arts and Humanities (SAH) is one of the largest at ECU with many diverse academic disciplines arranged into three main clusters: Creative Humanities; Psychology, Counselling, and Criminology; and Social Sciences, Social Work, and Youth Work. The School operates across four campuses, with more than 100 academic and professional staff, and has a strong online education presence. The diversity of the School is a strength, enabling interdisciplinary innovation, a sustainable financial platform, and many opportunities for collaborations with industry and community. In 2026, the school will begin to operate its Creative Humanities program from our new ECU City Campus while maintaining and expanding operations at the Joondalup and South-West (regional) campuses and building our program at the newly opened ECU Sri Lanka campus.

    This position provides a full-time salary of $78,854 to $87,624 p.a plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

    ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

    ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

    For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

    ECU is a smoke-free environment.

    Please upload your resume and a statement of no more than 2 pages demonstrating your suitability for the role addressing the selection criteria listed above.

    Please include details for two referees including your current supervisor / manager (we will not contact referees without your knowledge).

    Applications close: Sunday, 24 March 2024 at 11.30pm ASWT.

    You are encouraged to contact David Rowbottom, Team Leader, Teaching and Research Services at [email protected] to discuss the role and your application and learn more about the exciting opportunities ahead in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University.

    You are also encouraged to read the School’s Statement of Purpose, Principles, and Ambition for more information.

    ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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