Manager - Data, Reporting & Systems

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Exciting opportunity to support the most successful fundraising team in Australia

  • Located on the Camperdown / Darlington Campus

  • 12-month fixed-term contract, with a base salary of $111,966k p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

When you join the University of Sydney, you become an integral part of a community in which you are fully supported to achieve your career ambitions. You’ll be in a workplace where development is encouraged, and intellectual pursuits foster a sense of purpose and confidence.

The Manager, Data Reporting & Systems in the Advancement Portfolio is a hands-on role, responsible for the timely execution of tasks that require specialised technical expertise used for reporting and analysis. This role will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of technical documentation and business procedures, as well as having thorough oversight of the overall technical architecture used across the Division.

Reporting into Associate Director, Business Insights, this position sits within the Portfolio’s Advancement Services unit, however, will work closely with senior staff in the Alumni & Supporter Relations and Development teams as clients.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead the Data, Reporting & Systems team, managing all facets of a fast-paced queue of technical tasks

  • manage the backend technical infrastructure needed to support the division’s system, reporting and analytical needs

  • develop and maintain Data integrity and governance framework for the Division

  • manage the performance of the Data, Reporting & Systems team

  • contribute to system and Data related projects across the division.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Manager, Data Reporting & Systems who is an excellent technician and team leader with:

  • a degree with a computer programming, data analysis or information systems focus, plus relevant experience in the field

  • experience managing and developing a technical team to ensure deadlines are met, documentation is maintained, and consistent business rules are always applied

  • demonstrated and extensive experience with data preparation, integration and design, as well as data query management

  • experience developing and maintaining a catalogue of database objects in various database technologies – SQL would be a must and knowledge of Oracle or Snowflake would be advantageous

  • ability to use judgement and initiative in the application of other technical knowledge, skills and experience to a variety of work assignments, with highly developed computing skills including

  • HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript

  • extensive skills in the use of modelling, relational database and data warehouse/mart technologies

  • highly developed written, verbal and presentation skills including the ability to prepare reports of a consistently high standard and present information for division executive and University leadership

  • demonstrated interpersonal and client relationship management skills, with the ability to effectively build and manage client relationships, negotiate priorities, and resolve conflicts

  • excellent workload, project management and organisational skills, including the demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, take initiative in relation to new projects, work independently and conceptualise and plan achievable goals

  • demonstrated focus and excellence in customer service as defined by the customer experience with all interactions.

  • Knowledge in data quality principles and procedures

  • Experience in data visualisation (type Power BI) would be advantageous

About us

The Advancement Portfolio team at the University of Sydney is one of the most successful fundraising programs in Australian higher education. Having completed the nation’s first $1BN fundraising campaign and embarking on the next, the team is not only the finest performing, its success facilitates the largest real-world impact that philanthropic giving makes possible.

Since its inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to philanthropy and underpin our long-term strategy for excellence and growth.

We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

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