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The Data Analyst is a member of the Data Analytics team in University Advancement Business Intelligence, which is comprised of three key functional areas: analytics, research and prospect management. The Data Analyst should be passionate about data and interested in learning new methods to better analyze, assess, and manipulate data. The ideal candidate will have experience with interpreting data; using statistics and predictive modeling to discover constituent patterns along with assessing and investigating potential issues with large data sets. This position reports to the Senior Director of Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, and will play a key role in developing business processes in support of University Advancement strategic initiatives.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In collaboration with prospect management and prospect research, identify analytical strategies to develop prospecting plans to continuously find high value/inclination prospects to fill a fundraiser’s pipeline. The plans will define who, when and how a prospect will move into a prospect pool or portfolio based on the fundraiser scope of work/role.
Interpret data using statistics and predictive modeling to discover constituent patterns along with assessing and investigating potential issues with large data sets.
Utilize internal and external modeling and wealth screening services to support prospect development for University Advancement.
Utilize appropriate tools for visual data analysis (e.g. Tableau, Pursuant, Virtual Analyzer) to organize visualized metrics into useful delivery systems.
Assist with the development, maintenance, and updates of existing and new performance management dashboards, key performance indicators, and other standard reports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, data sciences, or equivalent field of study.
At least three years of experience analyzing data in complex fundraising or sales organizations, or other institutions with large constituencies or populations and knowledge of code and data aggregation.
Solid understanding and experience in the use of databases including knowledge of relational databases.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer software necessary to perform job.
Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to interpret data and use it to drive business decisions.
Knowledge of Advancement database/CRM systems, preferably Salesforce.
Direct experience in project management.
Highly organized and able to work under pressure to coordinate multiple requests/competing deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Understanding of analytical problem solving methodologies.
Demonstrated understanding of the Apra analytics domain.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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