Position Overview: The Senior Data Analyst will provide analysis on University wide fundraising performance and how it contributes to the University's broader financial health. The role will work collaboratively across the University to understand common data needs and serve as a data ambassador regarding gift and pledge information, acting as a bridge between the University's fundraising and financial teams.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides analysis of fundraising performance and cash received to generate financial projections for use by School finance offices in Harvard's multi-year financial planning process
Acts as a point person for school development and finance office questions regarding their gift data and totals
Creates in depth analyses that inform critical strategic issues facing Senior Leadership, particularly focused on pledge fulfillment and current use fund performance
Work on special projects as identified by the Data Analytics Manager, such as trends around donor giving behavior and drivers for major gifts
Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses on a broad array of issues common to higher education & fundraising
Writes narrative companions to visual analyses, bringing an understanding of context and reasoning to recipients of information
Presents findings, often in small to moderate sized meetings with Senior Leadership
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business data and systems within the context of end user needs, and make recommendations to improve processes
Utilizes best practices on statistical graphics and data visualization to deliver presentation-ready analysis for internal or external audiences
Mines the data to surface unknown business drivers
Designs, develops & augments existing dashboards to meet needs identified through her interactions with business partners
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.
The department of Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University is committed to diversity. We welcome applicants who bring varied experience, thought, and practice to the department's mission to maintain and enhance an engaged community of alumni and friends worldwide and to lead the University's fundraising efforts.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year. Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Graduate from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in data management, reporting & analysis. Experience developing reports or analysis in common analytic, statistic or reporting software, such as Qlik, R, SPSS, Tableau or OBIEE.
Preference given to experience with QlikView, and prior work in Advancement/Fundraising.
Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment. Requires superb organizational skills.
Communicates complex concepts effectively with technical staff and non-technical staff. Public speaking and presentation skills required.
Expertise to leverage complex coding within statistical modeling tools.
Motivation to learn and willingness to change. Ability to manage multiple tasks under competing deadlines and shifting priorities.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience writing functional requirements
Critical attention to data security and risk management
Evaluates problems accurately and displays sound and confidential judgment
Must have an even disposition and be able to work effectively and politely with all people from all types of backgrounds and experience and in all types of situations
Must have ability to work independently and as part of a team
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44966BR
About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.