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Associate Director, Analytics - Development

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.



  • Support and develop reports and analysis to support Booth Advancement’s fundraising and alumni engagement goals and strategies.
  • 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 requested.
  • Conduct formal and informal trainings on the database and supporting applications.
  • Perform other duties related to the position as directed by management.




  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum one year of experience analyzing and synthesizing data sets and producing highly readable, informative reports and presentations required.  
  • Expertise with a variety of analytical and database software required.
  • 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 required.
  • Proficiency with Tableau or similar data visualization software required.
  • Proficiency with the Windows environment and standard MS Office suite required.
  • 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 preferred.
  • 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 occasion required.



Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of Chicago job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the job board will be considered for the position. If the link does not send you to the job posting please copy and paste into your web browser. Thank you for your interest in The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business!


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email with their request.

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