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Data Analytics Director
Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts
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Date Posted 08/20/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Data Analytics Director

Advancement Operations

Williams College is pleased to announce the opening for a Data Analytics Director. The Data Analytics Director supports the Office of College Relations (OCR), interpreting data to provide actionable insight to inform business decisions for all departments within OCR. As part of the Advancement Operations team, the Director will design dashboards and other visualizations in addition to answering questions that can only be answered with a ‘deep dive’ into the data.

Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse employee community.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations, the Director is responsible for data analytics using statistical methods and models to generate graphs, charts, heat maps, and other visualizations to assist end users in understanding the meaning behind the data. In addition, the Director will be responsible for writing and validating complex SQL queries for data mining, design dashboards and clear indicators to communicate complex ideas to leadership, and develop specifications and proposed layouts in partnership with end users. Collaborating with other teams within the Office of College Relations, the Director will work to achieve the highest level of data quality to build and sustain confidence in the reporting and visualization end products.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Science, or Statistics, with a minimum of two years technical experience in an office environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Innovative, energetic, flexible, and highly organized

  • Operates most efficiently in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, R, or PowerBI preferred

  • Technical expertise creating models to forecast trends and in data mining and segmentation techniques

  • Demonstrated experience handling large and complex data sets

  • Experience with creating data warehouses (lakes, streams, etc.) preferred

  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS, etc.) a plus

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Adept at data visualization and analysis in addition to writing queries, report writing, and presenting findings

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment, and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Review of applications will begin April 29, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

 Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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