Senior Relationship Manager

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
$92,838 - $100,221
04 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Engagement, Professional Placements
  • HEW8: $92,838 - $100,221 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full time, fixed-term until May 2019, based at Hawthorn Campus

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

An outstanding opportunity for a Senior Relationship Manager, Professional Placements has arisen within the Professional Placements team. In this role, you will be required to act as an ambassador for the University, initiating, securing and developing Work Integrated Learning (WIL) relationships in collaboration with faculties, centres and corporate services areas. Working Under the direction of the Director, the Senior Relationship Manager manages Work Integrated Learning programs and contributes to Swinburne’s objective to be the partner of choice for the industries and communities we serve and to actively contribute to Swinburne’s employability agenda.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in the tertiary education environment with particular emphasis on Work Integrated Learning or Employability initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing strategies which have effectively improved business processes, increased revenue or increased buy-in from stakeholders

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description


At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply

To start an application, click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Jackie Berry at or 9214 6087.

Refer to position number: 32790
Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday 25th April 2017