Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Would you like to work with dynamic, results-focused colleagues in a collaborative, team-driven model? Ball State University Foundation is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our successful and growing team as Manager of Data Science and Analytics.
This position functions as an integral member of the Advancement Services and Prospect Research team and partners with Foundation staff.
We’re committed to an empowering management philosophy through diversity, equity, inclusion, and excellence and encourage all individuals to apply. Come fly with us!
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: The Manager, Data Science and Analytics will be responsible for utilizing best practices to increase engagement and the size and quality of the prospect pool through screenings, prospecting, and analysis by using data from Blackbaud’s suite of services (Raiser’s Edge, NXT, FPM, ResearchPoint) and turning the information into actionable data to assist in reaching the Foundation’s strategic goals.
Other responsibilities include: Describing predictive models and assisting in continually improving current models; conducting A/B testing of ideas and outreach; using appropriate tools for visual data analysis and sharing; managing projects for multiple areas of the Foundation, clearly defining project completion, and gaining buy-in for the finished results.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of four years of education, internships and experiences will be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of experience using databases, data analytics, or research methodology. Excellent communication skills, time management and priority setting skills, commitment to quality, detail-oriented, and high level of accuracy.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or related field. Experience working with relational databases, with a preference for using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT. Understanding of engagement and philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect management policies and practices). Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of Ball State University and higher education. Data manipulation skills, such as understanding basic relational database theory and utilizing query tools to extract data form database. Ability to tell a compelling story through research and documentation. Knowledge of various software and tools (such as SQL, Python, or Tableau) for data preparation, data analytics, and patterns discovery.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33966. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Beth Alexander. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 30, 2022. The annual salary range for this opportunity is $67,000 to $72,000.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.