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Senior Advancement Analyst, Advancement Operations

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Information Systems
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

This position will be located in Advancement Operations within the Division of College Advancement.


Reporting to the director of advancement analytics and applications, the senior advancement analyst maintains and enhances the advancement data warehouse, builds integrations for third party vendors, performs data analysis, writes reports, and supports applications. The analyst/senior analyst will serve as a key liaison for assigned departments within the Division of College Advancement, and serve as division expert for assigned applications. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.



  • Extract data, conduct analysis, write reports, and provide application support as a part of the Advancement Analytics team
  • Develop ad-hoc reports, including translating requests into accurate reflections of requirements
  • Produce technical documentation for new and existing reports and applications
  • Serve as department expert resource on assigned third party platform(s) and manage vendor relationship(s)
  • Serve as the primary contact point with assigned department(s)
  • Perform data imports and enrichment from a variety of data sources
  • Proactively identify opportunities to consolidate work, centralize, automate, and increase accuracy
  • Provide technical expertise in assessing and implementing new platforms to support/enhance existing advancement technology suite
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications necessary to existing applications to meet changing programmatic and end user needs
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with skills and trends in data analysis and management
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in database design /programming concepts, data analysis, and presentation
  • Microsoft SQL server SSMS, T-SQL and SSIS (or other ETL) experience required
  • Proficiency in one or more report writing tools such as Microsoft Reporting Services, Power BI, or Tableau
  • Natural curiosity to learn new systems and actively assess new feature sets of existing applications as well as identify new and innovative applications to maximize fundraising and engagement success
  • Ability to gain cooperation from and collaborate with individuals or groups in order to accomplish goals
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, and experience independently overseeing complex projects and programs
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work both independently and in a team environment, in a high-pressure, environment with changing priorities
  • Talent to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituents both written and verbally
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community and make an impact in a complex team-oriented environment


Reporting to director of advancement analytics and applications, this position will have direct interaction with the entire Advancement Operations team, as well as department directors within the Division of College Advancement and across campus. This position also interacts with vendor support teams for assigned applications.



General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. This position will be located in downtown Waterville.



Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:


Senior Advancement Analyst, Advancement Operations
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME  04901-8855

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