The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Sr. Strategic Consultant, Advancement Analytics reporting to the Chief Research and Data Officer.
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,600 member institutions, CASE has 85,000 members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, government relations, institutional leadership and marketing. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
The Senior Strategic Consultant, Advancement Analytics is responsible for the development, sales, and delivery of cohort-organized data discovery and discussions (a “data cohort” initiative), among other data-related services, for CASE’s global membership. Using information gathered by CASE as part of AMAtlas – a global resource for educational advancement-related metrics, benchmarks and analytics – the Senior Strategic Consultant will engage with member groups via in-person and virtual meetings to provide analysis and facilitate discussions around the “stories behind the data,” thereby providing better understanding and insight into advancement outcomes by practice area for each of the participating CASE members, and informing thought leadership and best practice.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Develop a fee-based service offering for global CASE member institutions that offers small group discussions among similar member institutions; such discussions would be to review data submitted by them to CASE through AMAtlas.
Work with other global CASE staff and volunteers to develop value proposition, deliverables, and pricing around this fee-based service.
Collaborate with CASE staff and volunteers to sell services to CASE members globally.
Engage with Educational Partners as appropriate to inform them, involve them, and find partnership opportunities with them.
Organize and facilitate group discussions, both in-person and virtually, once sold to a cohort of CASE members.
In anticipation of and as follow-up to group discussions, work closely with CASE data analysis team members to find areas of exploration within the data collected by CASE.
Document group discussions, which may lead to development of best practices and thought leadership content to be published by CASE (both in combination with and without CASE volunteers).
Present on the service offerings and findings from the group discussions at webinars, CASE educational programs, and other similar venues.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Achieve budgeted services sales revenue.
Manage expenses relative to budget.
Exercise fiscal responsibility in the use of all CASE resources.
Exhibit appropriate leadership toward and work cooperatively and supportively with all volunteers with whom this role interacts, including CASE’s volunteer leadership.
Engage with other CASE senior staff such that they may assist in delivering services as part of the CASE data cohort initiative under AMAtlas.
Work closely with other members of the CASE research team to analyze existing data, seek opportunities for new data acquisition, and develop insights and reports of value for members.
Work closely with members of CASE’s MarComms team for the creation of content that may be salient to CASE members and beyond, and development and dissemination of key messages.
Collaborate with CASE colleagues around the world to ensure the best sharing of effective practices.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the humanities or business administration; MBA or advanced degree in the humanities preferred.
Six or more years’ experience in development, sales, and delivery of consulting services and/or sector experience in advancement operations/strategy, fundraising, alumni relations, marketing/communications, and/or advancement services.
Experience working with educational institutions broadly and/or firms (technology or consulting) serving the advancement community and/or associations which offered similar services to those described here.
Skills and Abilities:
A demonstrated interest in advancing education in the not-for-profit sector.
A strong commitment to contributing to an organizational culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
An understanding and interest in engaging with a broad range of cultures and countries.
Deep interest in global education/engaging with volunteers and members across the world.
Excellent communication and facilitation skills, verbal and written, that allow engagement with all levels of stakeholders within an organization.
Working understanding of data and analytics, with the ability to engage on and around analytics-driven findings with advancement professionals at all levels.
Advanced skills and ability in using and understanding data visualizations, infographics, charts, and graphs.
Proven ability to develop prospects for and sell services offerings and achieve budgeted goals.
Outstanding presentation skills, with the ability to articulate key messages, engage with audiences, explain sometimes difficult concepts, and inform while remaining entertaining.
Situational awareness in group and team settings, that helps to get the highest level of engagement from all parties, while moving conversations forward in a productive manner.
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to lead and participate on teams.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Strong multi-tasker with project management skills that provide the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
A pro-active and can-do attitude, even when working under pressure and with all levels of staff.
Ability to travel up to one week per month, including international travel, though travel may be more regular in certain months.
Qualified applicants should CLICK HERE to apply. Applications MUST include a résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements may not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Preference may be given to applications received before May 13, 2019.
Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. This document represents a description of intended job content and should not be construed in any way to be a contract of employment.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professio...nals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more