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From: Susan Gilo
Date: 22 May 2003
Subject: Needham, MA: Senior Data Analyst at Upromise

About Upromise

A college education is part of the American dream, but as tuition costs rise, families need to save more than ever before. At Upromise, we're helping to make college more affordable for America's families. This is a challenging and rewarding goal -the kind that makes you feel good about what you do; the kind that empowers you to make a difference.

When families enroll in Upromise, America's leading companies - including AOL, AT&T, Citigroup, GM and McDonald's - contribute a portion of the family's spending into the family's Upromise account. Families can save thousands for college - and more than 2.5 million families have already enrolled.

Founded by marketing services pioneer, Michael Bronner, and led by CEO George Bell, our management team is comprised of business leaders who follow a solid, fiscally responsible business strategy to ensure that we keep our commitments not only to our employees but also to the families who rely on us.

We are a team of 200+ people committed to reaching our company goals through innovation, testing, and learning. We invest and believe in our employees and look for the right mix of expertise, commitment and passion for the mission that defines our corporate culture. We provide a full range of benefits, including competitive salaries, paid time off, health, dental, disability, and life insurance, and the ability to contribute, via a payroll deduction, to both a 529 College Savings Plan and a 401k plan.

We have fun! We learn! And above all, we're proud to be helping families save for college!

Senior Data Analyst

The Senior Analyst in the Database Marketing & Analytics group will develop, implement and present methodology and analysis in support of consumer marketing, partner marketing and business development activities. He/she will also support junior analytic staff, provide oversight and consultation for other analytic activities in the company. Additionally the position is responsible to present methodologies and results to internal and external clients. The position requires SQL and advanced knowledge of SAS, statistics, predictive modeling and presentation techniques. Primary analytic objectives include campaign measurement, campaign targeting and financial optimization of websites, technical support, acquisition and product marketing in a quick-turnaround environment.


  • Build predictive models and perform advanced statistical analyses
  • Develop analytic methodologies and support their implementation by junior analytic staff
  • Create and deliver high-quality presentations to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Produce high quality reports incorporating insightful interpretation and evaluation of quantitative results
  • Work with the database developers to identify data warehouse requirements
  • Develop analytic flat files from the data warehouse and collect or supervise collection of analytic data for use by the analytic team

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a business environment in which staff is heavily reliant on statistical analysis to draw conclusions
  • Fluency in SAS and working knowledge of SQL
  • Familiarity with Brio is a plus
  • Must have strong business background in problem solving with mathematical and statistical techniques such as logistic regression, discriminant analysis and categorical modeling
  • Strong speaking and visual presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, actively listen, interview end-users and apply information to complete deliverables.
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience is required
Susan Brenneman Gilo
Upromise - The Way to Save for College
117 Kendrick Street Suite 200
Needham, MA 02494
fax 781.707.8503
email: careers@upromise.com

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