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Assistant/Associate Director of Data Analytics

Company Name:
Iowa State University Foundation
Company Description:

The Iowa State University Foundation is charged with the rewarding task of fundraising for the university. Together, we work as a team to expertly match our donors’ passions with Iowa State’s needs.

The first gift to Iowa State was made in 1899 by alumnus and former professor Edgar Stanton, who donated the original 10 bells of the Campanile. Without this first gift, and all the generous gifts since then, Iowa State’s campus would be completely different. The foundation honors this tradition today by finding new ways to move Iowa State University forward – whether through scholarship support, funding leading-edge facilities, creating new opportunities, or recruiting the best faculty.

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
July 1, 2024
Deadline Date:
August 1, 2024
Job Category:
Home Base Iowa Company:
Job Description:

In collaboration with a variety of internal and campus-based stakeholders, this position will indirectly increase fundraising growth and reinforce the foundation’s commitment to serve as a university-wide data service provider by creating cutting edge data visualizations. This role collaborates with a variety of internal and campus stakeholders and ensures clear communication of data insights to non-technical staff.

Based on qualifications and experience, a selected candidate may hold one of these job titles: Assistant Director of Data Analytics or Associate Director of Data Analytics. 

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Generate Tableau dashboards based on key performance indicators outlined in the foundation’s ten-year strategic plan.
  • Utilize dashboards and large datasets to draw meaningful conclusions and inform business practices.
  • Communicate data findings to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Help to conceptualize the data needs for new projects and initiatives at the organization.


Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in data science or related field.
  • 2+ years of professional experience related to employment area.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven ability to generate hypotheses and interpret data to draw meaningful conclusions with business implications.
  • Experience creating and navigating data visualizations.
  • Must be able to analyze and summarize complex findings to answer questions for a variety of stakeholders using excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to solve problems and analyze research information.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability to handle several activities simultaneously with maximum independence, creativity, and effectiveness.
  • Confidentiality is required.
  • Experience working in non-profit fundraising is preferred.
  • Experience working with Salesforce or analogous CRM system is preferred.
  • Experience working with Tableau or an analogous data visualization tool is preferred.
  • Experience working with AI technology in the big data space is preferred.
  • Experience writing and/or interpreting SQL is preferred.
  • Creativity, patience, a sense of humor and a belief in our organizational mission of: Aligning donor passion and generosity to advance Iowa State University’s land grant ideals.

Travel: None

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Ames, IA; potentially hybrid or full-time remote

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Bachelor's, data science or related field
2 years
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