• Based at UniSA STEM on the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Starting salary: $101,110 per year (plus 17% superannuation)

About the role

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Manager: Industry Experience and Engagement is responsible for the development and management of national and international Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and Industry Experience (IE) programs. ‘UniSA STEM and relationship management with work experience sites. This is a strategic management and engagement role ensuring site engagement supports continued and sustained growth of high quality WIL and IE opportunities in a complex regulatory environment.

About UniSA STEM

UniSA STEM bridges engineering, math, science, defense and cybersecurity, environmental science, aviation, information technology, construction and project management, harnessing the links between disciplines to bring big ideas to life. Our researchers are solution-focused and collaborate to provide technical expertise and advice to industry, government and community groups to achieve commercially viable and lasting impacts. We embed research into our teaching, with students working alongside researchers in world-class facilities, what is discovered one day is taught the next. Our graduates are entrepreneurs and pioneers, designing and building the world they want to live in. UniSA STEM also incorporates leading research organizations; the Future Industries Institute, the Australian Center for Research in Interactive and Virtual Environments and the Center for Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Core Responsibilities

  • Establish, develop and implement a strategic framework for stakeholder management for WIL and EI within STEM
  • Develop and deepen STEM’s relationship with industry to ensure various quality placement opportunities for students in their program
  • Contribute to student success by providing on-site visits and/or electronic contact with students and their supervisors, while students undertake WIL/IE
  • Collaborate with the General Manager, Program Services Manager(s) and the WIL team to develop, implement and continually improve procedures, processes and guidelines
  • Provide high-level strategic advice and regular reporting to Academic Governance Committees and the STEM Executive Group on professional experience and engagement

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience in creating new opportunities and managing strategic relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders to deliver measurable results
  • A successful track record of delivering quality customer-focused services and continuous improvement against strategic objectives in a complex matrix reporting organization
  • Experience in interpreting and applying legislation, accreditation requirements and policies in order to provide expert advice
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree combined with higher education work experience, or a combination of extensive experience in a higher education management/leadership role with complex external partnerships


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous 17% pension contributions
  • A range of salary conditioning options, including vehicle hire, laptops and parking fees
  • Company health insurance
  • Varied holidays


As a university of business, we offer a dynamic and agile work culture that rises to challenges and thrives by forging new paths. Our people are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a dynamic and engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient and influential, and we deliver results.

How to register

For a copy of the job description and to apply, please visit Work at UniSA. The online application form lists the specific selection criteria you must meet.

Please send your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, recruitment consultant. For further information on the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email [email protected] using the job reference number. 4004.

Closing of applications: 11:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022

Applications are welcome from Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the duration of their appointment.

How to register:

Applications must be submitted online, please note that UniSA does not accept applications by email.

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