Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer Job at Edith Cowan University – in Mount Lawley WA

Job Description

The Student Life Directorate adopts a whole of institution, evidence-based approach to building a sense of belonging and ensure individual students’ needs are met holistically across the student lifecycle. These services will deliver a successful student experience that focuses on providing high quality services for retention, employability and personalised support for student success.

Within the Student Wellbeing team, the Equity, Diversity and Disability services team provides expert assistance to students and staff in the management, administration and coordination of student equity, diversity and disability services. This role works closely with other teams in the Student Wellbeing team; the Counselling team provide a confidential psychological counselling service for students; and the Health Services team provides medical and nursing services for students and staff.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Counselling and Equity, this position provides operational expertise in the development, implementation, management and evaluation of processes related to student support, specialising in equity, diversity and disability issues. The position provides advice and support to students and staff in the resolution of support requests relating to these issues. The position has responsibility for monitoring compliance of equal opportunity legislation in the provision of services to students.

Key Criteria

Comprehensive knowledge and experience working with relevant legislation, policies, processes and guidelines related to equity, diversity and disability and Equal Opportunity

Building rapport and forming positive working relationships with all internal stakeholders as well as external stakeholders/communities

Ability to influence the decisions, actions or perceptions of others and to be collaborative and collegial when doing so.

Be able to create networks which foster a complementary mix of knowledge, skills and abilities, in order to achieve goals and to add mutual benefit and value to the organisation

Relevant experience in the higher education sector and/or knowledge of working with an academic environment is highly desirable.

Applications from Occupational Therapists or other relevant allied health professionals are also encouraged.

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

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time ongoing position attracts remuneration of $90,220 – $101,090 pa 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 Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are welcome to contact Paul Przytula, Manager Counselling and Equity on 6304 5028 for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement (maximum of 2 pages) addressing the key criteria listed above.

Closing Date:
Applications close on Wednesday 18 May, 2022 at 11:30pm AWST.



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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Company: Edith Cowan University –

Company Location:  Mount Lawley WA

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