Prospect and Data Analyst, Office of External Relations, Stanford Law School-73158
The Prospect and Data Analyst in the law schools External Relations department provides exemplary prospect- and data-management support for all law school field fundraising activities, as well as non-reunion volunteer management. Reporting to the Director of Leadership Giving and Prospect Development, he/she provides forward-thinking and forward-looking data analysis to help prioritize prospects. He/she is an expert partner for the entire External Relations team in all things data-and-analysis related.
Generating and manipulating data from the Stanford development database (PostGrads), as well as other sources when appropriate, this individual will work closely with all field officers to identify and tier prospects for engagement and cultivation. He/she will create and be responsible for a law school-specific prospect management function, with special attention focused on new and developing potential prospects. Further, he/she will partner with ER leadership to manage distribution of portfolios. While not a field officer, this individual must be a peer-partner, anticipate field needs, and up-manage field staff colleagues toward institutional goals.
Previous fundraising experience, either in the field or as a partner program, will be a significant foundation for this individuals work. He/she will develop and deploy strategies toward achieving short- and long-term development goals, in terms of dollars, engagement, and participation. He/she will identify opportunities for deployment of the dean and gift officers and will identify non-major-market qualification opportunities.
This individual will represent the SLS team in settings including the OOD-wide data managers cross-team collaborators group and may provide direction to the Data and Reporting Coordinator.
Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data repositories and generating the associated information. Distribute and disseminate reports to applicable executive and internal constituencies including all field officers across the ER team. Devise methods for identifying data patterns, trends in available information sources using a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Determine and recommend additional data collection and reporting requirements. Design and customize reports based upon data particularly from PostGrads, potentially using software tools including Excel and Tableau. Create non-routine data sets and their related information summary; perform statistical analyses appropriate to complex data and reporting requirements. Serve as a resource for non-routine data or prospect-based inquiries, tied to prospect identification or cultivation, or non-fundraising engagement. Lead the implementation of data standards and common data elements for data collection. Collaborate with other partner team staffs to standardize and systemize routine reports, dashboards, and reporting metrics. May test prototype systems and participate in approval and release process for new systems and reports. Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Preferred experience in prospect management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge and experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
Knowledge and understanding of development/fundraising, preferably in an academic setting.
Expert ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases.
Basic statistical ability.
Strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.
Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.
Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.
Ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less. Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat. Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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