Senior Analyst, Data and Analytics Group - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Oct 07, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
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Senior Analyst, Data and Analytics Group - Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement advances the mission of Georgetown through fundraising and alumni engagement activities in departments that include event planning, fundraising, volunteer management, communications, data management, and analytics.

The Senior Analyst provides accurate, timely and comprehensive analysis and information in collaboration with colleagues in the Data & Analytics group and Advancement.  S/he works on projects utilizing data to aid strategic and tactical decisions, including supporting identification of prospective donors for the major gift pipeline; and consults and collaborates with Advancement colleagues who develop strategies for and relationships with prospective donors through established systems and protocols. Reporting to the Director of the Data & Analytics Group, the Senior Analyst's most significant duties include but are not limited to:

Analytics Projects & Mass Prospective Donor Identification

  • Initiates and/or assists in the design of new prospect identification and qualification projects.
  • Assists in the management and completion of large complex projects, including outcomes analysis, prioritization projects, and data mining. 
  • Gathers filters and segments large data sets for the purposes of identifying, classifying, and refining rated prospect lists and pools for fundraising activities.  
  • Assists in creating analyses to support various aspects of the campaign, including capital projects, academic priorities, and organizational goals. 
  • Uses various software tools (such as Excel, Tableau, R, SQL, and Python) to analyze and present data analysis.
  • Synthesizes information and disseminate results through written reports, maps, charts, graphs, presentations, and other media for varied audiences.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to clients and partners as part of regular product delivery, and responds to urgent or time-sensitive management requests with high quality analyses.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging trends in philanthropy, fundraising, higher education, and business intelligence.

Business Intelligence Analysis

  • Develops an advanced ability to work with Tableau and other data visualization tools to develop dashboards and regular reports based on client needs.
  • Works with clients to define questions and objectives, relate to data that can inform them, and contribute to the development of key performance indicators.
  • Assists in the continual develop data visualization and related skills.

Project Management & Informal Team Leadership

  • Helps orient and train junior Analyst colleagues.
  • Leads the annual new parent screening process. 
  • Coordinates with team members and colleagues within Advancement to screen and assign capacities to incoming parents. 
  • Provides data to development on screening results and/or serves as a project or team lead on other projects as designated by the Director.
  • Liaises with client groups to intake; plans and delivers projects; and ensures that projects meet client needs and that feedback is gathered and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Training & Relationship Building

  • Implements trainings on prospect development topics and serve as a resource to colleagues across Advancement, particularly from development teams.
  • Builds relationships with development colleagues to better understand their work as well as needs which could potentially be met by Data & Analytics Group products or services.
  • Provides a framework for cultivation and solicitation strategy development.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 to 3 years of development, fundraising, market research, or prospect research experience with a demonstrated competency in data analysis
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and in statistical concepts, data visualization and/or analysis tools and languages such as Tableau, R, Python, and SQL
  • Highly organized, independent, self-starter with the ability to adapt to meet the needs and expectations of managing relationships from executives to frontline staff
  • Familiarity with traditional research techniques, including traditional text and periodical based research, utilizing databases, and the use of other industry resources
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Proven analytical skills emphasizing the ability to gather, clean, evaluate and synthesize data
  • Experience and/or knowledge of specialized data sources relevant to fundraising such as iWave PRO or WealthEngine
  • Ability to read and interpret financial and SEC documents
  • Strong information presentation skills, both in writing and in visuals such as Word and PowerPoint

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