The Associate Director, Analytics serves as an integral member
of a team of professionals who provide information and analysis to
support the fundraising and alumni engagement priorities and goals
of Chicago Booth’s Office of Advancement.
The Associate Director’s responsibilities include extracting
data from the University’s alumni and donor database and supporting
applications, maintaining documentation on data and analysis best
practices, and preparation of presentations for senior leadership.
They manage projects from conception through fruition, and work
with senior staff to understand key business objectives and create
metrics and dashboards to track them.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support and develop reports and analysis to support Booth
Advancement’s fundraising and alumni engagement goals and
- Develop an in-depth knowledge of the fields and records in the
alumni and donor database and supporting applications, and the
tools used to generate reports, lists, data extracts, etc.
- Analyze new and recurring data requests and identify solutions
– either existing or new processes that will support and advance
the missions of the department.
- Collaborate with colleagues in University Alumni Relations and
Development to ensure our processes are aligned.
- Work with departments across Chicago Booth, including
Admissions, Executive Education, and Research Centers, to identify
and meet data sharing needs.
- Develop and support tools and audits to assist in data
maintenance in the database and supporting applications.
- Develop and refine policies on data retrieval and use. Work
within the department to standardize data reporting and usage, and
to define metrics.
- Conceptualize and implement predictive models as
- Conduct formal and informal trainings on the database and
- Perform other duties related to the position as directed by
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum one year of experience analyzing and synthesizing
data sets and producing highly readable, informative reports and
- Expertise with a variety of analytical and database software
- Analytical skills required.
- Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and
follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
- Strong commitment to customer service required.
- Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and
tact, and adherence to University data policies required.
- Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team
setting required; an exceptional work ethic and track record of
personal initiative required.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills
- Proficiency with Tableau or similar data visualization software
- Proficiency with the Windows environment and standard MS Office
- Experience with fundraising databases and reporting tools such
as Ellucian Advance, Business Objects, Blackbaud products, or
Salesforce strongly preferred.
- Fluency in statistical methodology, including modeling,
hypothesis testing, sampling, and experimental design strongly
- Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus
locations for University business required.
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends on
Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of
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Booth School of Business!
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