Student Recruitment Insights Analyst

Darlington, Australia
$104K + 17% superannuation
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

Job Details

  • Full time, 18 months fixed term opportunity with view to extend
  • Exciting opportunity to provide professional data analysis support
  • Base Salary $104K + 17% superannuation

The Student Recruitment Insights Analyst provides professional data analysis support to Sydney Future Students (SFS) and University stakeholders who are seeking statistical data focused on recruitment outcomes. This crucial role supports the University by understanding prospective student behaviour to inform how we attract and diversify our student body consistent with student recruitment strategies and aspirations.

We are seeking someone to lead on the exploration, understanding and analysis of information held in the University's UAC and admissions databases to determine how these complex sources of data can be maximized. Over the project, the analyst will gain an idea of the extent to which data is already being utilised, identify untapped data points and how they can be used, and deliver reports and visualisations that respond to business questions.

About you

  • experience applying analytical and conceptual skills to inform business strategy in an education (secondary or HE) or commercial setting
  • skills in extracting, transforming and loading data, such as using SAS Enterprise SQL to access data from the UAC database
  • strong interpersonal and advanced comprehension and communication skills; able to autonomously prioritise and meet deadlines, maintain attention to detail, and work collaboratively to share and obtain information
  • an expert in the use of Power BI or a similar business intelligence platform
  • preferably with an understanding of student recruitment and admissions processes, and higher education application/preference/conversion behaviour.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQA. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Along with your application, provide answers to the questions below:

  • Describe how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role. What added value will you contribute? (Required)
  • Describe your key motivators for applying for this role. What excites you about it? (Required)
  • Provide an example of a recent project you've completed where your analysis contributed to making a significant business decision. Briefly describe the requirements, your methods and your findings. Demonstrate how you applied your knowledge, skills and experience to arrive at useful and actionable insights. What were your conclusions, how did you present them and what was the impact? (Required)

If you do not address the above criteria questions, your application will not be considered.

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, responses to the questions above, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact the HR Service Centre on +61 2 9351 2000 or Riviera Son, Recruitment Operations by email to

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Applications Close

Monday 26 February 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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