Principal Specialist, Strategic Analytics

Clayton, Australia
$170,096 pa
04 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



Three year fixed-term appointment


$170,096 pa HEW Level 10B
(includes 17% employer superannuation,
motor vehicle package and performance bonus)

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • Highly influential position
  • Apply your analytical strategic leadership and expertise

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The Principal Specialist, Strategic Analytics is a new position within the University designed to provide authoritative and expert advice to the President and Vice-Chancellor across a broad range of strategic and operational matters within the University.  This is a highly influential position that will support in identifying and shaping major business strategies and continuous business improvement initiatives.

Liaising and working with high level stakeholders within and external to the University, you will conduct the research and analysis of local and global trends in higher education, using this information to ensure Monash has a best practice approach to various initiatives, protecting and heightening Monash's position as a leading top 100 university, and ensuring its ability to achieve key strategic goals.

In addition, your focus will be to review new opportunities and analyse strategic rationale for market growth initiatives, identifying areas for improvement and driving these improvement suggestions and subsequent projects. Working closely with the eSolutions Information Management team and other departments, you will present specialist reports and briefs on complex and sensitive issues with a University-wide impact.

With a background in policy or commercially focused positions, you will be a proven leader with an eye for setting, managing and driving strategic directions.  Project management, analysis and reporting to formulate recommendations, you will have highly developed problem solving skills and be well versed in presenting and communicating trends and insights at all levels of business, influencing decisions through thorough, well researched recommendations. A sound knowledge of issues confronting the Australian education system and university sector is highly desirable.

If you have a passion for project management, analysis and strategy and believe you can fulfil the requirements of this business-critical position, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Ms Jane McLoughlin, Chief of Staff and Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, 03 9905 9217

Closing Date

Sunday 23 October 2016, 11:55pm AEDT