Data Analyst – Expressions of Interest

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Planning and Information Office
Wingara Mura Leadership Program
Reference no. 1338/0816A

  • Provide administrative assistance and data analysis
  • Full time, continuing, located at our Camperdown/Darlington campus
  • Remuneration package: $94-101K p.a., which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney has embraced an ambitious vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and opportunity. As part of our Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu strategy, we have committed to a range of initiatives including lifting the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enrolled and employed at the University.

By pursuing this strategy, the University of Sydney will be a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are able to pursue academic interests, careers and contributions that are of intrinsic personal and academic pride, craft and purpose.

We see the University of Sydney as a uniquely Australian institution, one that is shaped by and that helps shape our national stories and identity. Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu maps how the University of Sydney will work as a community to listen to, enrich and retell those stories in a way that respects and empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives as a part of our vibrant identity.

Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu is a reformist and significant departure from business to date. It expands Aboriginal education, research and engagement to become part of the core activity of the University.

The Planning and Information Office (PIO) at the University of Sydney currently has a vacancy for a Data Analyst who will provide administrative assistance for, and data analysis related services to, relevant staff of the University and external stakeholders who are seeking statistical data and information held or compiled by the Planning and Information Office.

As the successful appointee, you will have:

  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant area
  • well-developed analytical and conceptual skills (especially in numeric areas) and well-developed problem solving skills. High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • proficient in the use of SPSS syntax or a similar application, eg, SAS, for file handling, data manipulation, production of tables and reports and/or a capacity to learn this application
  • understanding of modelling, relational database and data warehouse technologies, eg, SQL, Hyperion, OBIEE
  • excellent computing skills including word processing, use of spreadsheets and web navigation e.g., Excel, Sharepoint, CMS, Visio
  • well-developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to provide written reports of a consistently high standard for a senior academic and management staff audience
  • well-developed time and workload management skills and strong organisational skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise multiple requirements and work under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • demonstrated extensive experience in the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of statistics to a diverse audience.

The appointee will be a Fellow in the Wingara Mura Leadership Program for professional staff. Under the program’s career development activity the appointee will be prepared to undertake a master’s degree relating to their area of employment.

The University is seeking expressions of interest from candidates interested in this opportunity. Expressions of interest should include a brief outline of your areas of expertise as well as an up-to-date resume.

Please visit and search by the reference number 1338/0816A for further information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 2 November 2016 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney has established the Merit Appointment Scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Under this scheme an applicant’s Aboriginality is an essential selection criterion and is authorised under the provisions of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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