Benchmark Project Lead

Sydney, Australia
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems (RRADS) 

  • Opportunity to coordinate and develop benchmarks around the University's research performance as it relates to key global university reputation.
  • Full Time, Continuing appointment, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $103,034 p.a. Level 8, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

As part of the Research Reporting, Analysis, Data & Systems (RRADS) team within the Research Portfolio, you will as the Benchmark Project Lead, coordinate and develop benchmarks around the University's research performance as it relates to key global university reputation.

In this position, you will:                                                        

  • Work independently to coordinate associated projects relating to the preparation and maintenance of the data that underpins the university research information systems
  • Ensure submissions to rankings agencies and associated reporting are delivered under a project management framework
  • Develop benchmarking analysis
  • Support the Manager, External Benchmarks in coordinating team activities, providing stakeholder engagement and developing associated training and communications material.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Benchmark Project Lead who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications with extensive work experience or experience within a tertiary education setting as it relates to this role.
  • Superior high-level planning and project management skills and ability to manage large projects identifying and addressing key issues as they arise.
  • Demonstrated high-level analytical and problem-solving skills and capacity to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail in the preparation of submissions, analyses, reports and communication packs.  
  • Demonstrated capability in data visualisation tools such as Tableau, Microsoft Bl, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge to build efficient working relationships with key stakeholders.

About us

The University of Sydney is committed to continued improvement in its research performance, maintaining its leading role within Australia and improving its competitive position internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world. To realise this vision the University is implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding; focussing its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic areas; aligning its organisational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross-disciplinary areas; and building capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation including intellectual property protection and commercialisation.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1954-1018C to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm Sunday 9th December 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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