Planning Analyst



About The Faculty of Arts, Strategy, Planning & Resources (SPR) The Faculty of Arts Strategy, Planning & Resources (SPR) team is responsible for the effective management and leadership of the Faculty's Budgets & Planning, Business Analytics and Performance, Finance and Accounting and OHS & Facilities portfolios. Arts SPR seeks to support business operations and the achievement of Faculty strategic and operational goals through the provision of high quality business support services and business partnering. About the role Arts SPR are currently seeking to appoint an experienced Planning Analyst to fill this ongoing role in the strategic planning portfolio.

Reporting to the Manager, Business Analytics and Evaluation, the Planning Analyst is responsible for the collection, organisation and analysis of Faculty and School statistical and planning data. The incumbent must be able to employ strong data acquisition and manipulation skills, planning and analysis, along with collaboration and consultation skills. The incumbent is required to utilise and manipulate data sets, develop new data sets and create and update regular reports for the Faculty and Schools, for both operational and strategic purposes.

This involves the collection of data from University and other sources, integration of non‐complementary data sets, presentation of data in tables and graphs, manipulation of large amounts of data, and the development and use of modelling tools. The incumbent is also expected to be able to coherently and concisely explain the outputs of analysis to stakeholders. It is expected that the incumbent will be proactive in applying their understanding and skills to the continuous improvement of Faculty business processes and planning.

About you - skills and attributes will be highly regarded: A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as statistics, finance or business and related and/or relevant professional experience, demonstrated experience in managing and manipulating data using tools including Excel, Access or equivalent, and experience in data extraction from enterprise reporting platforms, commitment to quality client service, focussing on providing accurate and timely information to a diverse client base and looking for opportunities to add value, demonstrated competence in modelling, analysing, interpreting and reporting data as it relates to students, research, staff and finance within a higher education context or similar industry and investigation and analytical skills and the ability to develop innovative solutions to resolve complex issues Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to

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13 Oct 2019


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