Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation:
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletic program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 123 NCAA championship titles, completed an unpresented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way”, which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively.
Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!
The Stanford University Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the position of Business Strategy Analyst. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director, Business Strategy & Ticket Operations within the External Relations department of DAPER. The Business Strategy department provides business insights using analytics and helps teams drive new initiatives and solutions forward. In this position, you will define the strategies required to solve business problems, implement solutions and present findings. You will collaborate with stakeholders across a variety of business units within DAPER, including Communications, Corporate Partnerships, Development, Digital & Video, Fan Experience, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Ticket Operations, and Ticket Sales & Service to enhance the department’s strategic and operational business capabilities in the following domains – revenue generation, technology strategy, data governance, reporting/visualization and analytics/insights.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Partner with various departments across DAPER to define business problems, source and analyze data, translate findings into actionable recommendations, and implement solutions to support digital and traditional advertising, digital communications, fan engagement, feature content distribution, revenue generation, technology, and ticket sales efforts.
Design and implement reports and dashboards for corporate partnerships, digital and email marketing, merchandising, mobile app usage, social media, survey results, ticket sales, and web properties.
Conduct ticket pricing analyses for select sports to help inform future pricing decisions.
Assist in the development of a data governance strategy for various department-wide data domains, including, but not limited to: tickets, development, sponsorship, marketing, digital and video.
Perform ad hoc analyses and measurements to gauge the effectiveness of various initiatives.
Lead the implementation process and serve as the primary contact within DAPER for troubleshooting and maximizing the utility of various technological tools.
Other duties as assigned.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL BRING:
Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and relevant experience
Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering
One or more years of experience using data and analytics to drive business outcomes
Experience analyzing large data sets, and statistical or quantitative modeling
Database query knowledge (e.g. SQL)
Knowledge of marketing campaigns, digital tracking tags and measurement tools
Experience with data warehouses and data visualization tools
Experience working with engineering, sales or marketing teams in a related technical field
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
Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements
Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.
*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.
Why Stanford is for you:
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application. All applications must be submitted via Stanford’s Careers webpage.
Internal Number: 85133
About Stanford Athletics
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletic program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 123 NCAA championship titles, completed an unprecedented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embodies a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way”, which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively.