Virtual School Meanderings

May 12, 2017

Job Ad: Virtual School Program Manager

Please see the job ad below for an opportunity to work with Cathy Cavanaugh (an opportunity I’d highly recommend having collaborated with her on several projects in the past).

Virtual School Program Manager

Catholic Education Office of WA


Virtual School Program Manager

Digital Transformation Team

About Us

Catholic Education in Western Australia (CEWA) is the second largest education provider in the state. We cater for more than 74,000 students and employ more than 11,000 people in 163 schools.

Catholic Education Western Australia strives to create progressive environments that enhance learning. Our culture is underpinned by our LEAD model of Learning, Engagement, Accountability and Discipleship. Our aspiration is to provide a world-class Catholic education system where all our students, staff and parents flourish.

The Team

Our Leading Lights initiative is a digital transformation program that will empower our schools, students, parents and staff to reimagine the way we teach, learn and serve in order to deliver a world-class learning experience.

The Role

This is a full time role to support a very exciting project. Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Managing the development and operation of system-wide virtual school programs.
  • Ensuring effective professional learning for virtual teachers and mentors.
  • Drawing on trends and evidence in virtual and blended learning, personalised and outcomes based learning, digital content and relevant knowledge bases.
  • Working collaborative with content providers and CEWA school leaders.
  • Integrate leadership, pedagogy and learning environments to create and lead an equitable and appropriate learning experience and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

Your background

  • Graduate Degree in Education Leadership, eLearning or related field.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in school leadership, education program, design, online learning, online teaching, online course development and related standards.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in needs assessment and instructional design for primary, secondary and adult learners.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to overcome challenges through imaginative problem solving whilst setting new boundaries with creative thinking – both with a positive mindset and “can-do” attitude.

What we can offer you

  • Additional leave entitlements (over Christmas 4 days & 1 day over Easter)
  • Competitive salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Deferred salary scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Heritage listed office environment
  • Staff canteen service
  • Wellness program
  • Corporate healthcare rates
  • Employee assistance program.

Further Information:

For a copy of the Job Description and Selection Criteria please email

Contact Person:  Cathy Cavanaugh, Head of Digital Transformation Learnings on (08) 6380 5403 or

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a short summary addressing the selection criteria and their current curriculum vitae, including the names and contact numbers of at least two work related referees (current/past line managers).  .

A current National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must be provided by the successful applicant.

Where to?

All applications are to reach The Executive Director of Catholic Education, Catholic Education Office of WA by, no later than 12pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from culturally diverse background, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability or medical condition who meet the requirements of this position. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

5 May 2017

  • Location:
    Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
  • Salary:
    $167, 327 – $187, 615
  • Work type:
    Full Time
  • Classification:
    Education & Training Management – Schools

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