• Data Analyst, Development Research

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(9/20/2018 9:13 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-12601
    Category
    Development/Fundraising
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    20
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    The Data Analyst provides support to the Development Research team and its clients within the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund by gathering, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting data to help identify, segment, and evaluate prospects and donors. S/he will also provide support for tracking and evaluating metrics related to Research activities, as well as using data and technology to streamline Research efforts.

     

    Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 

     

    Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

     

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    Responsibilities

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work closely with Development team leaders to determine how analytics can best be applied to achieve greater fundraising success for Dana-Farber
    • Identify, retrieve, query, and append data from internal and external data sources
    • Evaluate project and overall program performance through appropriate metrics, and coordinate reporting on Development Research activities and outcomes
    • Synthesize information and disseminate results through delivery presentation and other visualization products
    • Partner with Information Systems team to ensure that data access and storage needs are met for all projects
    • Coordinate monthly wealth screenings of new donors and new patients, bi-annual Date of Birth append, and quarterly tagging of stock holders in donor database
    • Work with Development IS team on extraction of screening files and upload of results to database, and on annual grateful patient data refresh
    • Track all Research-identified prospects through the pipeline, monitoring assignment of, outreach to, and gifts from, these constituents
    • Collaborate with Assistant Director of Principal & Major Gifts to identify and resolve any issues related to prospect assignment and tracking of prospects within the database
    • Support Prospect Identification & Analytics team members to surface major gift prospects
    • Support the Research team’s Prospect Management responsibilities through analysis and optimization of gift officers’ prospect portfolios
    • Apply existing predictive models and scoring systems, and explore opportunities for new models

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Reports to the Senior Associate Director, Prospect Identification & Analytics, Development Research.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

    Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience required. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with data analysis in a fundraising, market research or other business environment preferred.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    The Data Analyst must have problem solving, attention to detail, analytical ability, and proficiency with data analysis software. Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, R and/or Python preferred.

     

    A collaborative attitude, good listening, and strong presentation skills are also essential.

     

    PATIENT CONTACT:

    No.

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Office in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required.  Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

     

    DFCI DISCLAIMER:
    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

     

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

     

    We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Development & the Jimmy Fund office and view all open positions.

     

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