Student Load Forecasting Analyst

Aug 13, 2019
Sep 12, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Planning and Business Intelligence

The University operates in an increasingly complex internal and external environment, within this context the Planning Office is a key resource to the University's senior management and broader community. The role of the Planning Office is to provide management information and analysis to support evidence-based decision making. Information about Planning & Business Intelligence may be accessed on the unit's web site at

About This Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic planner to join UQ's Office of Planning and Business Intelligence. As the Student Load Forecasting Analyst you will collaborate with the Deputy Director to develop detailed projections of student enrolments and income to support university budgeting and student admissions processes. You will be responsible for setting and implementing offer targets for domestic undergraduate admissions as well as undertaking scenario analysis to inform the development of strategies around the future size and shape of the University's student community.

This position operates independently within a small team dedicated to providing metrics, data reports/visualisations and in-depth analysis to inform Executive decision making, particularly in relation to enacting the University's strategic goals. You will be supported with direct access to data from all of the University's key corporate systems via UQ's datawarehouse, as well as the opportunity to work closely with an experienced team of Business Intelligence specialists to further develop the University' load and admissions projection tools.

Our Ideal Candidate

You'll hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline and/or a combination of relevant experience and education. We are looking for an analyst with strong administrative, analytical and technical skills who enjoys using data to gain insights into complex problems while still keeping on top of critical deadlines. You will be experienced in working with complex administrative data and be able to tackle problems creatively - understanding the broader context with the ability to identify key questions, not just answer them. The ability to work independently and manage high priority deadlines alongside complex projects and developments is critical. We are looking for someone with the analytical and technical skills necessary to identify and understand the patterns within data and who has the interpersonal and communication skills to present their findings to a range of audiences across a complex organisation, particularly through using appropriate data visualisations.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to .

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at HEW level 9.

The base salary will be in the range $113,095 - $119,678 per annum plus super of up to 17.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .


To find out more about the please contact Jenny Gill, Deputy Director of Planning and Performance Analysis on +61 7 3365 9195 or .

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • A Cover letter which outlines your experience and key achievements, and identifies how these address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description;
  • Resume/CV (Curriculum Vitae).

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