Senior Director of Fundraising Analytics job – University of South Carolina – South Carolina

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Job Description: Under limited supervision, reporting to the

Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services and part of the

Advancement Services Management Team (ASMT), the primary focus of

the Senior Director of Fundraising Analytics, is to lead the

design, development and implementation of fundraising based

solutions and services that support fundraising analytics,

benchmarking, and surveys for University Development division.

Provides proactive and data-driven insights using Business

Intelligence (BI) solutions that supports University Development

leadership team decisions. This position manages a team of

professionals: business/data analysts and BI developers providing

standard and customized BI solutions. Will be required to challenge

the status quo and spark program innovative thoughts to convert

complex data findings into data visualizations. Works closely with

the Development leadership team to define fundraisers’ data

analytics needs. Introduces industry best practices, comprehends

industry systems capabilities, and the alignment with the strategic

vision and the priorities of the Division within the University

system. Conducts campaign performance analysis; develops strategic

recommendations aimed at improving accuracy, and completeness of

the data collection to support the fundraising


With a major focus on “data strategy”, the Senior Director of

Fundraising Analytics, will develop and execute plans for

continuous data quality improvements that will allow for the

implementation of sophisticated BI and performance management

solutions that support the fundraising efforts individually, at all

Campuses, Colleges, Unit levels and within the University system.

Moreover, develops and maintains a comprehensive program for data

management to facilitate the strategic use of University data

sources, including student records, faculty & staff records,

and parents records, using data warehouse technology, social media,

and web and email communications with internal and external

tracking and data collection systems.

Additionally, collaborates with the ASMT on initiatives to improve

business processes that impact data integrity in advancement

databases and related services, ensuring compliance with university

policy and aligning with industry best practices and participates

in change management initiatives to integrate best practices into

current and future business processes.

Proactively engage with the Prospect Research team to ensure that

the fundraising analytics facilitates a strategic, integrated

program of prospect identification, research and donor management

in support of Alumni engagement and fundraising goals.

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 5 years relevant program

experience, or bachelor’s degree and 7 years relevant program


Experience assessing needs and resources to recommend strategic

Business Intelligence solutions.

Skills in managing multiple high priorities projects with great

attention to detail and execution in a timely and efficient manner.

Ability to travel overnight to conferences, work late evenings and

weekends, as required.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Management

Information Systems, or related field and 5 years of’ experience in

a Business Intelligence Development role with at least 2 years in a

Higher Education Advancement environment, working with one of the

leading Donor Management systems (Blackbaud CRM, Raiser’s Edge,

Abila Millennium, Ellucian Advance) and with experience gathering

requirements for fundraising analytics and delivering solutions on

leading BI and Analytics platforms (Tableau, MS BI Stacks, VA


Good understanding of Ralph Kimble datawarehousing concepts, ETL

development, and systems integrations.

Microsoft Business certification MCSE: Data Management and


Tableau Desktop and Server certifications.

Quality Assurance and process improvement experience, Six Sigma


Project management skills, PMP or CAPM.

Experience in a donor system conversion project.

Experience with constituent segmentation and predictive analytics

related to donor acquisition, cultivation and retention.

To apply or learn more about this exciting job

opportunity, please visit the USC Career Opportunities page

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search by requisition number 011528 .

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in

educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified

persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national

origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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