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Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
Associate Director of Data Analysis and Operations
Job Profile Title
Annual Giving Officer B
Job Description Summary
Established in 1927, The Penn Fund, Pennâ™s undergraduate annual giving fund, serves as the primary philanthropic vehicle for the Universityâ™s 100,000+ strong community of undergraduate alumni and students. Gifts to The Penn Fund benefit the Universityâ™s highest undergraduate priorities through unrestricted support and individual endowed scholarships.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Donor Participation, the Associate Director of Data Analysis and Operations will be an active contributor on The Penn Fundâ™s high-performing marketing team. This position supervises three team members â“ one data coordinator responsible for sourcing donor information for mass solicitation, among other tasks, and two administrative staff who provide critical donor support for all gifts to The Penn Fund. The ideal candidate will ultimately be responsible for the management of Penn Fund gift processing operations, preparing data for direct response and electronic communications, creating strategy to ensure strong annual retention, reactivation and acquisition rates, analyzing results to evaluate current marketing practices as well as helping to establish and meet alumni participation goals.
BA/BS required; course work in statistics, business analytics, or management preferred, plus at least three to five years of professional experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must basically understand fundraising principles as well as be able to manage a complex set of responsibilities, utilizing a strong set of organizational and interpersonal skills, and to take initiative to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated creativity and innovation; selfâmotivation and comfort both working independently and on a team. Ability to manage and mentor team members, to establish objectives and set performance standards and to be proactive in expanding scope of gift processing and donor relations activities within The Penn Fund. Must be able to prioritize and motivate people, solve problems and possess enthusiasm for teaching and flexibility when completing work. Ability to quickly provide progress reports and numbers in order to contribute to data-driven decision making. Enthusiasm to take the lead on new projects and initiatives, some of which may fall outside scope of job description. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Additional experience using electronic communication tools, such as iModules or comparable email client, content management systems for website oversight and updating, and/or electronic publication and data visualization tools (ex: Qlikview or Tableau). Ability to learn quickly and implement findings to increase process efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends. Occasional travel and valid driverâ™s license required.
Please include both resume and cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00003902
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.