Reporting to the Director of Analytics
& Data Management, the
Associate Director of Business
Intelligence is responsible for directing and producing
time-sensitive reporting and analytical needs, addressing business
questions through dynamic and thoughtful business intelligence, and
contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the daily
operations of University Advancement. The
department of Analytics & Data Management (ADM) plays a
critical strategic role within Advancement, providing the
analytical framework, data architecture, application development,
and tools for data-driven decision-making at all levels of the
In addition to supervising Business
Intelligence Analysts, this position will report to the Director of
ADM and serve as a liaison to other senior members of Advancement,
participate in strategic policy development, and work to
successfully execute special projects in support of the Advancement
Data reporting & visualization
Team and Project
- Develop business intelligence and analytic solutions. Use
data visualization software (Tableau preferred) to analyze and
communicate complex data and information clearly and efficiently to
- Conduct high quality data analysis; analyzing, interpreting
and synthesizing information; and preparing the presentation of
data to support analytics, prospect research, prospect management
and the strategic decision making of the Office.
- Develop and maintain proficiency in using advanced analytic
and database tools, internet resources, in-house data, and other
- Ensure a consistent look and feel, quality assurance and
best practices among analysts' products in alignment with business
Team & business user
- Recruit, mentor, and direct the development of business
intelligence analysts: including setting performance standards and
measures; providing appropriate levels of training, mentoring and
professional development; and fostering a strong sense of teamwork
and cross-functional communication and collaboration among direct
reports, the ADM staff and with other groups within Advancement and
- Oversee project management for business intelligence
projects and initiatives. Collaborate with the ADM Director to
determine strategy, priorities, and assignments for departmental
efforts. Interact with Advancement staff to initiate and execute
- Working with the ADM Director and as a liaison for ADM to
provide an effective and efficient business intelligence structure
and environment for University Advancement. Review and recommend
use of new technologies, vendor services and information sources,
keep abreast of news and relevant industry trends.
Ad-hoc projects and data
- Working closely with data warehousing team members, conceive
of and contribute to strategies and best practices in maintaining a
comprehensive, reliable, and innovative data environment.
- Work with business users to define desired outcomes and
business requirements of analyses and dashboards; Conduct end user
training in BI tools as needed.
- Identify critical process improvement areas for the Office
and collaborate in developing procedures and solutions for
enhancing a high level of customer service.
- Ensure data quality by identifying and communicating
appropriate changes and updates to the Alumni and Donor Records
- Participate in department projects and initiatives; assist
with special projects as required, meet project deadlines.
Experience in designing business intelligence solutions
through use of data visualization software required (Tableau
preferred). Aptitudes toward bringing together the art and science
of data visualization in order to uncover trends, realize insights,
explore sources, and tell stories. Analytical acumen necessary to
interpret and manage data.
Experience with statistical programs, data mining, and
comprehensive analysis required.
- Bachelor's degree with five to ten years of professional
experience required in an analytical or information specialist role
within an academic, nonprofit, corporate or consulting
Strong interpersonal skills; as
well as strong initiative and self-motivation, and the ability to
work both independently and manage teams within a customer-service
- Prior business or technical staff management experience in
delegating, planning and mentoring to ensure staff meet and exceed
expectations. Management of staff or high-level project management
- Proficiency at planning and setting meaningful objectives to
meet office goals. Ability to articulate and promote goals and
implement strategic plans.
Organizational skills to handle
several projects simultaneously, accommodate shifting priorities,
and meet deadlines.
Understanding of cloud data warehousing and experience with
ETL tools (such as Matillion and Snowflake) a plus.
Experience with relational
databases and data extraction tools (such as SQL) a plus.
Advanced proficiency in the
Microsoft Office, in particular thorough knowledge of Excel and
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle
sensitive information and material in a discrete manner.
Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends)
and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect
management policies and practices and
- Excellent written/oral/interpersonal communication skills in
order to: identify and articulate business challenges, project
objectives, and analytical approach.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW