A valued member of the University Advancement Business Analytics, Data and Training Services team, the role of the Associate Director of Business Analytics is responsible for mentoring a team responsible for providing robust campaign performance analytics, market and customer trend studies, web analytics, behavior analysis both ongoing and ad-hoc to support the strategic objectives of University Advancement.
The BADTS team supports the Fundraising and Alumni Relations efforts at Michigan State University by analyzing, interpreting and reporting on financial and engagement statistical data in order to help support the development of short- and long-term strategies.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master's in Educational Administration, Statistics, Economics or Research Methodology; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research design, statistical methods and knowledge of computer hardware and software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s, in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Science, Engineering or other related discipline.
3+ years of business experience in statistical modeling for the purpose of building business solutions
Strong experience building logistic and linear regression solutions, knowledge of alternative modeling methodologies preferred .
Strong experience managing data acquisition and data organization required for the purposes of building statistical models .
Strong project management experience desired; leading statistical resources on projects highly preferred
Ability to clearly present statistical solutions in business terms (in a non-statistical nature).
Capacity to create new ideas for statistical solutions to address customers' business issues.
Expertise in utilizing statistical software package(s) (e.g., SPSS, R, data query tools, SQL, Tableau).
Familiarity with Ellucian’s Advance system, preferred.
Familiarity with Cognos system, preferred.
Experience working with complex, relational databases.
2+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging data analysis to drive significant business impact preferred.
Above average capabilities with basic analysis tools of Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Word, & Access).
Ability to perform thorough analysis of complex data, draw sound conclusions, and devise actionable strategies. Expertise in predictive modeling and scoring. Knowledge/experience in some/all of the following: Linear and Multivariate Regression, Logistic Regression, Boosting, Decision Trees, and Time Series Analysis.
SQL proficiency a plus. Excellent project management skills.
Must be able to organize and manage projects independently.
Required Application Materials
Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends
Bidding Eligibility Ends on 7/9/19 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 590719
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