Executive Director, Philanthropic Analytics

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Analytics

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Summary

The Executive Director is a key member of the Analytics team and is responsible for the oversight and preparation of data analysis materials and deliverables required as part of each client engagement. The person in this role will be responsible for the database technology and reporting systems used to deliver the firm’s array of analytical products and services for the philanthropic sector. S/he will coordinate training for the team, as well as necessary system scaling to allow for the development of new products and services in a growing market.

The Executive Director will work closely with consulting and other staff in maintaining the firm’s reputation for the highest quality work product and client service.

Key Responsibilities:

Client Service

  • Lead technical calls with clients regarding data input file requirements and data processing details
  • Oversee the processing and at times, help process client data files in a timely fashion with the highest quality, including evaluation, cleansing, and reformatting as required
  • Analyze results of screening and modeling processes and prepare insightful reports and presentations based on the results
  • Design and conduct quality assurance reviews of all deliverables ensuring all client products are of the highest value
  • Proactively ideate new product ideas and new ways to buttress current products

Database and Reporting

  • Evaluate and optimize current database model, including by not limited to data extraction and loading, transformation, coding, storage, and reporting
  • Implement automated and self-service report production of standard reports
  • Develop and deliver training materials for using self-service functions
  • Monitor operational status of the technology infrastructure for all products and services

Staff Supervision

  • Coordinate supervision with other Analytics Operations staff, including goal setting, coaching and feedback
  • Train Analytics Operations staff on data processing, data quality, security best practices, and data visualization
  • Lead and co-lead Analytics Operations meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of experience with business intelligence, analytics, and predictive modeling
  • Proficiency in database management, T-SQL, PL/SQL, and reporting tools
  • Experience in managing cloud-based database architecture, such as Amazon RDS or Microsoft Azure.
  • Data visualization experience such as Tableau or Microsoft BI is required
  • Excellent communications skills in client facing role
  • Data Science experience is a requirement
  • Experience in a fundraising office or Advancement Services role a plus
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands. Ability to prioritize workload.
  • Experience in higher education and other nonprofit institutions

About GG+A

GG+A believes in the transformational power of philanthropy to improve lives and strengthen society. We also believe in the ability of nonprofit organizations to create and sustain the high-performing fundraising programs they need to achieve their goals.

We help clients harness the power of philanthropy. Our vision is to be the first-choice partner globally for nonprofits seeking substantial and sustainable growth in outreach and engagement, and in the philanthropic support of their missions.

GG+A is a values-driven organization. Our culture embodies a client-focused, high-performance, and entrepreneurial approach. We value rigor, candor, collaboration, a bias towards action, inclusivity, and excellence. Join us and get ready to do the best work of your career.

Employee Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, long-term care insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401(k) with employer match, transit benefits, health club reimbursement, pet insurance, paid time off (PTO) and 9 holidays plus a day off for your birthday.

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