Data Analyst – Student Enrichment and Employability Development

The University of Queensland
St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
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  • Student Enrichment and Employability Development (SEED)
  • Exciting and challenging working environment with a great team culture.
  • Utilise your strong analytical and technical skills to build data sets that support business decisions and product improvements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and develop reporting requirements.
  • Based at our St Lucia campus


About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave.
  • 17% superannuation contributions.
  • 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.
  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.
  • On campus childcare options.
  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day).
  • Salary packaging options.


About This Opportunity

The Data Analyst is responsible for analysing data sourced by and on behalf of the Student Affairs Division from across the University, in order to respond to the day-to-day needs of various areas of the Division. This position will undertake analysis to identify trends and opportunities for growth to support the student experience and will play a lead role in the development of annual divisional reporting.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working in partnership to identify and develop divisional service metrics.
  • Collecting, collating, and interpreting data from existing data sources and providing support to develop new, and redevelop existing, data sets by contributing to specification design and quality assurance checks.
  • Undertaking analysis of data sets to provide well-informed briefings and reports, identifying trends and opportunities for service delivery improvements.
  • Streamlining data reporting ensuring that it meets the needs of Student Affairs and wider University stakeholders.
  • Maintaining awareness of relevant technology and software improvements that may benefit the collection, integration, presentation, and analysis of data within UQ to support programs and initiatives that enhance the student experience.

This is a full-time, continuing (permanent) position.

At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254 to $101,680, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $109,107 to $118,966 annually.


About You

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree, with experience in a relevant area, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and manipulate complex data sets and proven analytical skills with the ability to leverage quantitative/qualitative trend data to draw conclusions related to the student experience provided by the division.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to design and produce clear, concise, and accurate advice and briefing papers on complex issues. A proven ability to be highly organised and self-managing, including a demonstrated capacity to establish work priorities, meet timelines and achieve project management priorities, work independently and accept responsibility.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders and liaise, consult, and negotiate with staff at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Awareness of issues related to the student experience, retention, and employability within higher education nationally.
  • Experience in the use of the Business Objects and/or Tableau data management tool.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.



For more information about this opportunity, please contact Paul Dwan at For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.


Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section.
  • Resume


Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


Applications close Monday 2 October 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-30511). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 11 October 2023.