Advancement Data Analyst

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Job Type: FullTime
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Position Information
Position Information

Job Posting Number S01081
Position Title Advancement Data Analyst
Department Research-1128
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Pay Type Salaried
Salary Range
Compensation Practices
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Position Details
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 insights.
  • Leveraging data insight to interpret, synthesize and analyze prospect and donor outcomes to verify engagement hypotheses and direction of outreach, engagement and cultivation strategies.
  • Supporting the use of data management technology end-to-end; from data pipelines, to predictive analysis, data modeling and visualization.
  • Supporting colleagues with reconciling data, identifying and validating data sources, creating reports and presentations to summarize findings and influence actionable departmental decisions.
  • Analyzing data and identifying trends, patterns and anomalies to build predictive data models.
  • Auditing and informing best practice for data collection strategies and propose future actions based on the insights learned.
  • Documenting database procedures and policies and resolving complex protocol issues in datasets, models, and databases.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of experience working in the field of data science/data analytics, statistics or a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Strong, demonstrated knowledge of databases and data structure.
Proficient in programming and coding using Python, R, or other mainstream tools.
Strong communication skills and proven ability to present complex findings in an easy comprehendible way.
Experience with research data collection and data management tools.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task by setting priorities among a number of conflicting demands.
Demonstrated ability to learn new analytic, statistical and reporting software.
Strong analytical and causal reasoning mindset and rigidity on statistical correctness.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Understanding of research protocols as related to data analysis.
Passion about business intelligence and curiosity to deep dive.
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the principles of development/fundraising at a higher education institution with emphasis on analysis.
Experience with Salesforce or Tableau a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by  October 1, 2022 when first review of applications will begin. 
Additional Information
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 requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemption prior to first day of employment.
Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan’s BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).
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