founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Office of Advancement builds lifelong relationships with
alumni, parents, and friends, and engages them in support of
Wesleyan’s educational mission and financial goals.
The Advancement team fosters pride in the Wesleyan community and
develops support for university initiatives through outreach
activities, including development/fundraising; alumni & parent
relations; and on and off campus events.
Research and Prospect Data Management is a strategic arm of the
Wesleyan University’s Office of Advancement, focusing on the
identification and qualification of donors using a variety of
business intelligence techniques, including data analysis.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Prospect Data Management,
the Advancement Data Analyst will play a key role in, providing
data-informed recommendations for engagement and actionable
Leveraging data insight to interpret, synthesize and analyze
prospect and donor outcomes to verify engagement hypotheses and
direction of outreach, engagement and cultivation strategies.
Interpreting trends from the data and working closely with
stakeholders to enable them to understand the dynamics behind the
Supporting the use of data management technology end-to-end; from
data pipelines, to predictive analysis, data modeling and
Supporting colleagues with reconciling data, identifying and
validating data sources, creating reports and presentations to
summarize findings and influence actionable departmental
Analyzing data and identifying trends, patterns and anomalies to
build predictive data models.
Reviewing and improving data collection and analytics processes,
methods, and tools to increase efficiency and accuracy.
Auditing and informing best practice for data collection strategies
and propose future actions based on the insights learned.
Working with Information Services team and other team partners to
help optimize the data collection process and generate process
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in data
reporting/analysis, or an equivalent combination of training and
experience or a combination of education and experience.
Strong knowledge of databases and data reporting software (ex: R,
SPSS , Excel or other mainstream software packages) used for
building statistical data models and for data visualization.
Demonstrated ability to learn new analytic, statistical and
Ability to thrive in an environment of changing priorities and
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and
interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Strong analytical and causal reasoning mindset, and rigidity
on statistical correctness.
Passion about business intelligence and curiosity to deep
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the principles of
development/fundraising at a higher education institution with
emphasis on analysis.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is July 27, 2021
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.