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Analyst

Organization:
Fidelity Foundations
Job Title: Analyst
Job Type:
Other
City:
Salem
State:
New Hampshire
Job Search Ends:
December 31st, 2017
Organization's Website:

Job Description

  • Acting as a member of the Foundations team, helps program staff increase impact and efficiency by conducting research and analysis to ground philanthropic investments;

  • Responsible for understanding nonprofit sector drivers and leveraging internal and third-party data to create insightful presentations that are delivered to grant-making and management teams as part of workflow;

  • Studying and understanding the not-for-profit and philanthropic landscape overall and by sector, socioeconomic trends and overall influencers such as demographics and policy issues;

  • Maintaining comprehensive knowledge of Fidelity’s Foundation’s investments and strategic direction, as well as our position within the funding landscape.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Builds sector views of long-term economic and social trends based on demographics, policy developments, and fundamental analysis.

  • Initiates timely and relevant research pieces highlighting important macro, regional or sector developments.

  • Communicates research findings, views, and recommendations through regular meetings, reports, and one-on-one direct exchanges with program staff

  • Provides accurate and clean data visualizations and charts to broader organization.

  • Gathers critical data to monitor tactical and strategic developments

  • Conducts projects and thematic research.

  • Works with program team members to develop research questions and analysis, as well as strategic program recommendations and evaluation targets.

  • Analyzes Foundation grants activity and creates custom reports for program staff on a regular basis.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree (or foreign education equivalent) in Data Science, Social Science Research, Statistics, Library and/or Information Science, Business Administration, Economics, or a closely related field and three (3) years of experience in the job offered or three (3) years of experience performing research and analysis.

Skills and Knowledge:
 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to influence and build solid relationships

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; strategic-thinking and creative problem solving skills, including an ability to analyze and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to express complex business concepts and technical terms to a broad audience

  • A strong drive and initiative, exceptional collaborative skills, customer-centric and results driven

  • Deep understanding of non-profit sector; strong knowledge of relevant research sources and databases.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (PowerPoint, Word) and outstanding Microsoft Excel skills required, including demonstrated experience with advanced Excel functions and managing large datasets.

  • Proficiency in Blackbaud products (Gifts Online) is preferred but not required.

 

 

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