Brown University — Lead Data Analyst

Job Description:

The Lead Data Analyst position will work to enhance the Advancement Division’s ability to collect, mine, analyze, and visually represent a wealth of data, allowing key stakeholders to make informed, strategic decisions that help to increase engagement and philanthropic support for the University. The incumbent will leverage a vast array of demographic and behavioral data that is derived from internal and external sources and will be charged with gathering, analyzing, and interpreting it in order to identify key trends and opportunities for growth.  The Lead Data Analyst will implement analytical techniques, including statistical analysis, modeling, and data visualization in support of all departments within Brown Advancement and will make recommendations that drive programmatic strategy, improve efficiency, and increase results.

This position reports to the Senior Director, Data Analytics and Strategic Marketing and will work closely with colleagues within the Advancement Marketing, Advancement Information Services, Data Management, and Research and Prospect Management teams.  The incumbent will also partner with colleagues from the Office of Information Technology and the Data Science Initiative for advanced machine learning projects that utilize historical behavioral data to better predict future outcomes, and based on findings, develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of engagement and solicitation efforts.

The Lead Data Analyst will work to build out data analytics services across the Advancement Division and will help lead the data analytics team to establish policies, develop protocols, and implement best-practices. The incumbent will ensure that the team is up-to-date with emerging techniques across a wide range of fields such as classical machine learning, analysis, and visualization.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate complex, analytical concepts to non-technical, business stakeholders
  • High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
  • Versatile, enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong computational emphasis such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Intelligence or related field required.  Master’s degree with strong computational emphasis preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (data analytics, data science, mathematics, computer science, business intelligence) experience required
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with querying languages, such as SQL, used for accessing and manipulating data from databases
  • Experience with programming languages such as, Python, R, MATLAB, C++, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as PowerBi, Tableau, Dunbas BI, JupyeR, etc.
  • Experience with statistical modeling and classical machine learning techniques (linear regression, logistic regression, decision trees, etc.)
  • Experience with relational databases and data warehouses

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Lead Data Analyst


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Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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