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Director of Data Analytics and Insights

Location: 

New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Finance, Data & Analytics

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.

 

While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.

 

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Overview

Knights of Columbus is seeking a Director of Data Analytics and Insights to join a growing team of data analytics professionals and a best-in-class Data Analytics Center of Excellence.  This role will help build and lead a diversified analytical team, whose aim is to expand new and upcoming data science and predictive methodologies, to provide strategic market insights that enable effective, data driven decision-making for business units, while staying closely aligned to brand strategy and priorities.   

The Director of Data Analytics and Insights is responsible for identifying, building, and maintaining data analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users. This role will lead the production of analytics products by working with the business and the other data analysts to delivering outcomes of moderate to advanced complexity. This role will lead the day-to-day operations and management of the Data Analytics Center of Excellence and will serve as a mentor and advisor to senior, mid-level and junior data analysts.

Core Responsibilities

Actively collaborate with business leaders to understand their business goals and objectives and provide them with new data analytics solutions to enable them to expand markets and grow membership, sales, investments, and charitable giving through the following:

  • Enhancing existing; as well as developing new predictive analytics work product, visualizations, and workflows to analyze complex business issues, offering actionable insights and solutions for driving operational enhancements and enterprise growth through strategic data-driven decisions.
  • Identifying and enhancing valuable data sources (within the organization and externally) through the enrichment of existing in-house data with third party data sources.
  • Communicating insights through the development and implementation of data visualizations, dashboards, and reports for internal and external use.
  • Collaborating with Department managers, IT, IT Security, Data Warehouse, vendors, and contractors with regards to enterprise and departmental data needs.
  • Remaining current on new analytical trends, practices, technologies, and solutions, where appropriate to ensure their timely introduction for competitive advantage.
  • Grow a culture of data analytics by providing training, awareness, and other events such as “data days” for employees in the business whose duties encompass data and analytics.
  • Meeting with stakeholders and making communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions.

 

Skills Qualifications

  • Analyze, interpret, and present data using industry relevant software i.e. Snowflake, Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, ArcGIS or other industry software.
  • Effective oral and written skills.
  • Being comfortable talking about technical matters with businesspeople and business matters with technical people.
  • Demonstrated success at getting buy-in for ideas with a demonstrated affinity for metrics.
  • Excellent team-building, motivating, and conflict-resolving qualities.
  • Ability to manage key customer relationships, including senior managers.
  • Ability to analyze information to find trends or diagnose problem areas.
  • Understanding of CRM, ERP and Data Warehouse/Data Lake applications and structures.
  • Strong understanding of cloud-based application architectures.
  • Expert understanding of project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Education

Required:

  • BS or BA required. Advanced degree in Business, Data, Statistics, or a field related to essential duties of the position preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in data modeling, analysis, and understanding of relevant business and data requirements. 
  • Record of business process improvement using data and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct statistical or mathematical modeling
  • Demonstrated success in providing projects and teams to achieve milestones and deliverable’s ability  
  • Experience using advanced data analytics and geo-spatial applications including, Snowflake, Tableau, Alteryx, AQT, and ArcGIS.
  • Strong SQL programming skills.
  • Experience with predictive analytics using R and/or Python
  • Proficiency in several areas of data modeling, statistical analysis, data engineering and data visualization Experience with databases and similar applications.
  • Experience in Access/Excel with VBA scripts, PowerPoint

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.

 

Employee benefits include:

 

Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.

 

Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.

 

Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.

 

Health and Wellness:

 

  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford