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Program Performance Analyst

Employer
UNCF
Location
Washington D.C. or Atlanta, GA
Salary
75,000 - 95,000, Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Program Performance Analyst is an important role in ensuring success of the newly established Program Performance Office responsible for capability building and performance tracking of outcomes, milestones, and objectives (e.g., budget) of the HBCU Transformation Project across UNCF, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and Ed Advance.  The analyst will report directly to UNCF’s Sr. Director of Program Performance Officer and collaborate directly with personnel from UNCF, TMCF, Ed Adv and donors.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties 

 

Develop content to support and facilitate joint decision-making meetings

 

Produce content /data needed to support and capture meeting notes reflecting main decisions and outcomes for monthly /quarterly meetings 

 

With guidance from Sr. Director of Program Performance Officer, support and lead weekly performance office meetings and engaging intermediary personnel (e.g., institutional program managers) as needed.  Capture and track actions and follow up as needed

 

Produce content / data needed to support discussions / updates with existing investors (e.g., BMP) and potential investors / stakeholders to expand relationship base in supporting the broader collaboration of UNCF, TMCF, and Ed Adv in supporting HBCUs

 

Support in tracking program performance and delivering delivery of program outcomes

 

Conducting ongoing data analysis to inform continuous improvement and corrections for overall program performance

 

As needed, help to define and align on interim measures /indicators across intermediaries for outcomes and milestones to provide more frequent, directional indication of progress toward outcomes and milestones

 

Support Sr. Director – Program Performance Officer in maintaining the most recent view of program performance across variety of formats needed (e.g., institutional deep dives on performance)

 

Coordinate monthly review of progress across institutions using the preferred data governance platform across intermediaries (e.g., WAVE, Technolutions Slate)

 

Coordinate quarterly reconciliation and impact tracking of intermediary spend to grant allocation (including programmatic / financial reporting)

 

Support management of program performance

 

Work directly with intermediary personnel (e.g., governance committee, shared service initiative owners, institutional program managers) to ensure consistent tracking toward outcomes, milestones, and objectives of the HBCU Transformation Project

 

Brief Sr. Director – Program Performance Officer on issues/update (in structured top-down manner, as needed), facilitate discussion / present in meetings (as needed), and serve as thought partner in probing initiative rationale (e.g., questions to push problem solving, clarifications)

 

Support initiative owners across intermediaries with the development of business cases, including thought partnership in refining analyses on feasibility, cost, and revenue impact of all initiatives.  As appropriate, provide an independent perspective to initiatives through best practices from HBCUs (or other higher education) related efforts, industry trends; conducting market research; etc.

 

As needed, lead and conduct training for new intermediary personnel related to the initiative creation process

 

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or similar field

 

·       3-5 years of corporate and or professional services experience focused on transformations, operations, and / or finance/accounting

 

·       Background in modeling (e.g., excel) 

 

·       Experience working in higher education (e.g., institutional research)

 

·       Experience in project management role involving senior executives is a plus

 

·       Advanced data analytics, visualizations, dashboard development and/or statistical tools (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau, Python, SQL, etc.) is a plus

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

·       Excitement for the HBCU Transformation Program goals and belief in the mission of helping expand HBCUs’ impact

 

·       Has a can-do attitude, growth mindset, and is open-minded and willing to try new things

 

·       Pragmatic problem-solver (80/20). Demonstrated aptitude for analytical/conceptual problem-solving, comfort with quantitative analysis and managerial accounting

 

·       Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while balancing attention to detail

 

·       Comfort and experience with analyzing data and helping to structure data for data-informed decision making

 

·       Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and across organizations with the ability to communicate well with roles of all levels

 

·       Ability to build and create content across a variety of formats (e.g., Word, PowerPoint)

 

·       Program management experience on driving large-scale, transformational change programs is a huge plus

 

About UNCF  

 

The United Negro College Fund, Inc. (UNCF), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the nation’s largest and most successful, and most comprehensive minority education assistance organization and has been an engine of minority educational achievement for more than 75 years.  UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of Black students who, because of UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.  In addition, UNCF ensures that its member institutions remain respected models of best practices in moving students to and through college.  Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has raised over $5 billion in private support, distributed more scholarships to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the federal government, and enabled more than 500,000 minority and low-income students to graduate from UNCF’s member historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and launch their professional careers.   UNCF is committed to closing the education attainment gap between African Americans and other populations by increasing postsecondary access and success for students from underrepresent groups, particularly low-income and first-generation students.  

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

Benefits include:

 

Medical, Dental & Vision

 

Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave 

 

Life Insurance (Basic & Optional)

 

Flex Spending Accounts

 

403(b) Retirement Account

 

Holiday Savings Plan

 

Hybrid Work Environment

 

Salary range: 

 

Begins at $70,000 - $95,000 salary commensurate with experience and location (This position may reside in Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA)

 

Salary range may be lower/higher in other geographic locations.

 

UNCF is EOE M/F/D/V

 

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