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Analytics Specialist

Camperdown, Australia
$117,116 - $132,079 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Job Details

  • Full time, fixed term till March 2025
  • Work in a pioneering and innovative team, utilising your expertise in producing exciting analytics outputs
  • Base salary from $117,116 - $132,079 plus 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Analytics Specialist is a member of the Advanced Analytics, Planning, and Enterprise Data function within the Strategy Portfolio. This position offers a fabulous opportunity to learn, work with autonomy, and deliver actionable insights to university stakeholders.

In this role you will utilise analytics and data visualisation techniques using data from a range of sources to support decision-making and enable improved staff and student experience. This involves collaborating with stakeholders across the University to solve business problems through the effective use of analytical techniques.

The Analytics Specialist combines analytical and statistical knowledge with technical skills to ensure that analytics outputs are accessible, well-governed and exciting. We offer not only an exciting challenge but a diverse and great culture within a pioneering and innovative team within the University of Sydney.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • partner with stakeholders to understand challenges and opportunities where analytics techniques can be applied to create positive impact
  • apply best practice techniques (using SQL, Python, R) to analyse and process data
  • provide high-level interpretation of data and analytics, summarise insights and provide guidance to stakeholders in making data-driven decisions
  • proactively identify and address opportunities to illustrate the "data health" of key information and metrics

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in Analytics, Data Analytics, or in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • ability to critically evaluate and prioritise resolution of issues in data and published reports, perform impact assessment, perform root cause analysis and provide suggestions for solution or remediation
  • ability to design and run small training sessions (up to 15 people), information sessions and workshops and present information in non-technical terms to a wide variety of end-users with differing needs
  • excellent client relationship management skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with staff at all levels in the University
  • extensive experience in delivering actionable recommendations using analytics applications (E.g. Python, R, Power BI, SQL).

Please note we will move quickly to fill this role and may progress with suitable candidates prior to the advert closing date. Please apply at your earliest convenience.

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 LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Kristy Fairweather, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Sunday 17 March 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

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Full-time employees: 7616

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