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Penn Foster Associate – Strategy & Analytics in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

Penn Foster?s Strategy & Analytics team is a high-performance group experiencing a growth period due to the recent acquisition of another high-growth organization. As the team that drives the business at both the operational and business levels, we are on the forefront of Penn Foster?s overall commitment to growth. We are cross-functional partners who accelerate progress and own key organizational initiatives, often working alongside members of our executive team. To do this, we dive deeper into our existing processes and ask ourselves questions that challenge our own status quo. We strive for innovation through questioning processes, strategies, and tactics and their impact on what matters most ?the bottom line of our business and the outcomes for our students. The most successful people on our team move quickly, ask thought provoking questions, own their work and always use data to back up their ideas.

What you can expect working with us:

  • Creative, fast-paced, and demanding environment

  • Emphasis on innovation, optimization and data-driven decision making

  • Interaction with the executive team on a daily basis

  • Challenging work and opportunities to develop personally and professionally

  • High-growth team and company, which means ample opportunities for career advancement

  • Obsession with results

  • A fun place to work with very smart people

Essential Job Functions:

  • Driving improvement in student acquisition efficacy, efficiency and growth through analytics and partnerships with marketing and admissions functional leaders

  • Identify and effectively ?manage? performance levers to increase revenue

  • Acting as a strategic partner with functional leadership to identify and analyze opportunities, synthesize findings, generate ideas, support decision-making, and drive change that will improve business performance and the outcomes of our students

  • Enhancing the organization?s analytical capabilities and positioning us to improve business performance and student outcomes through advanced analytics

  • Developing and refining reporting dashboards and analytical tools that provide action-driving insights to the business

  • Owning key areas of the Strategy and Analytics team?s core focus and associated projects/initiates related to Corporate Finance, Marketing Analytics, Business Strategy

  • Communicating findings and recommendations with relevant teams to drive measurable improvements in performance

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, Analytics, Math or Engineering

  • 2+ years of post-undergrad professional experience in finance, marketing analytics, or management consulting roles where data-driven analysis and execution were crucial for success

  • Intellectual curiosity with an innate interest in learning about, and improving, both the company and one?s self

  • High energy, collaborative, strategic and creative

  • Demonstrated experience in working with broad cross-functional teams

  • Eagerness to partner with executive management to drive strategy and key initiatives

  • Mature, influential, and analytical

  • Proactive execution of projects

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to learn and work in a hands-on environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced Excel modeling skills

  • Experiencing using SQL to access and analyze data

We?ll give you bonus points for:

  • Prior or current Leadership roles

  • Experience with driving high impact quantitative analysis leveraging SQL, Access, Excel, Tableau, SAP Business Objects and/or other tools

Equal Employment Opportunity:

At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Us:

At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact and together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that?s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

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