Director of Data Analytics and Strategy


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionThe Director of Data Analytics and Strategy will be focused on analyzing data and making strategic business decisions for the entire Philanthropic Engagement team and related fundraising goals and objectives. Reporting to the Executive Director, Direct Response Programs, and managing a team of three (2 Data Analysts, 1 Analytics Coordinator), the Director of Data Analytics and Strategy will oversee reporting and analysis for all direct marketing efforts as well as front line fundraisers donor pools.QualificationsExperience with databases (2 years) and reporting toolsUnderstanding of higher education fundraising and databases (example: Blackbaud, Ellucian Advance)Evidence of effective verbal and written communications skills.Knowledge of cloud technologies.Demonstrated knowledge of higher education administrative systems and related business principles.Experience in prioritizing multiple tasks effectively.Experience in interacting professionally with a diverse population within a variety of administrative levels.Experience in performing effectively as a member of a team.Experience translating business questions and requirements into reports, views and BI data products.Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Business Intelligence tool architectures, functions, and features.Experience in problem-solving and metadata skills.Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of developing queries for reporting and analysis.Experience in communicating complex conceptual and technical concepts to a variety of audiences both in writing and orally.Experience in working both independently and in collaboration with a variety of individuals.Experience in working effectively in an environment requiring balancing multiple competing deadlines and priorities.Job Specific QualificationsBachelors degree in business, information technology or closely related field and minimum 1 year of experience in data modeling.Preferred masters degree in a data related field.A background in business intelligence preferredResponsibilitiesManage and direct the work of the Data Analysts (2) and Analytics Coordinator. Make strategic decisions on all analysis and results done by the team and related reporting. Collaborate with the Executive Director, Direct Response Programs, Executive Director, Qualifying and Training, and Director of Annual Giving for Athletics to make strategic business decisions on donor identification, solicitations, frequency, solicitation channels, etc. based on results. Work with team to communicate and share reports and analysis in easy to digest formats for AEA staff so reports can be understood at any level of comfortably one has with analytics.Manage the segmentation strategy and execution for all Philanthropic Engagement and necessary Advancement and External Affairs direct response initiatives, including but not limited to direct mail, email marketing, mobile, paid social, and Telefund. Develop acquisition and retention strategy with the Executive Director, Direct Response Programs and build look alike models to find potential new donors based on the profiles of current donors. Develop comprehensive A/B split and other tests for campaigns to enhance effectiveness.Oversee the donor pool strategy for the Leadership Annual Giving team, Development Associate team, and Athletics. Manage staff who pull reports and develop prospect lists for frontline fundraisers in both Philanthropic Engagement and Athletics. Provide strategic recommendations for future outreach and suggested solicitation amounts.Research and review new technologies and strategies to implement in Philanthropic Engagement and Syracuse University Advancement and External Affairs to improve future outreach and solicitation efforts. Work with the Executive Director, Direct Response Programs, Technical Systems and Services team, and other necessary partners to onboard new technologies as needed.Provide schools, units, and colleges with strategic recommendations for their direct marketing. Present findings from Fund for Syracuse initiatives and work with them to better understand their constituencies.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Associated topics: administrative coordinator, administrative officer, administrative staff, administrative support, assist, associate, chief operations officer, front desk, operation, records management * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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