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Developer, Data Insights & Analytics

University Advancement Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC University Advancement division is seeking a Developer, Data Insights & Analytics to join its Advancement Operations Services team. This is the team to lead the database reporting and data science within its central Advancement branch. The services offered by this team in central advancement are used by all advancement employees across the University. Reporting to Executive Director of Business Intelligence, the incumbent will develop professional-quality business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics content in support of University Advancement’s strategic priorities, make fundraising operations efficient, build solutions and provide insights to meet USC advancement goals.

University Advancement is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all advancement staff and our stakeholders have the opportunity to connect, belong, and grow while supporting the University of Southern California’s mission, values, and goals.

The ideal candidate must be an experienced data and systems professional and can build productive relationships with a variety of constituents and stakeholders within the university.


  • Develop professional-quality business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics content in support of University Advancement’s strategic priorities, primarily using Tableau and data modeling via advanced SQL. 

  • Contribute to the design, enhancement, and maintenance of high-quality data architectures that align with University Advancement’s business requirements and improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.

  • Standardize and simplify business intelligence products and resources to promote shared data understanding and ease comprehension across University Advancement.

  • Consult regularly with colleagues and end users to identify and resolve gaps in the organization’s BI offerings and data accessibility. Disseminate use cases and best practices associated with BI tools and resources to the University Advancement community.

  • Utilize database query and scripting languages (such as SQL) to create data extracts and establish datasets from University Advancement data sources for use in content delivered to end users. 

  • Maintain proficiency in industry standard reporting and data delivery practices and software tools through self-guided learning, training, coursework, conference attendance, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.

The annual base salary range for this position is $83,000 – $100,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; retirement plans with employer contributions when you meet Program's eligibility; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

2 years. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum experience

Preferred Experience:

  • 1+ years of experience with Cognos or similar report developer software

  • 2 - 3 years of experience with SQL coding

  • 2+ years of experience in Tableau, Power BI, or similar tools

  • Database management skills using Microsoft SQL Server, Salesforce, or other cloud databases

  • Salesforce experience is a plus

  • Practical knowledge of the systems development lifecycle and rapid application development encouraged

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Salesforce experience is a plus

Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Biometry, Biostatistics or Statistics; mainframe computer and PC experience; experience with SAS, Epilog, BMDP, GLIM or SPSS.

REQ20137453 Posted Date: 06/10/2024

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