Job Opening: Business Analyst, GreatSchools Inc. (SF)
- GREATSCHOOLS JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Business Analyst
GreatSchools Inc., and its online media property, GreatSchools.net,
is the nation's premier provider of K-12 school information. Our
mission is to improve K-12 education by inspiring parents to get
involved. Information and tools on GreatSchools.net help parents
choose the best school for their children, support their children's
education and improve schools in their communities. We are an
independent, national nonprofit organization made possible by the
generous support of foundations and corporations, including the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pisces Foundation, the William and
Flora Hewlett Foundation, Sylvan Learning Systems and more.
Our organization's dedicated and talented team is headquartered in
downtown San Francisco. Our online guide to K-12 schools will serve
about 25 million users this year and is accessed at
www.greatschools.net and through co-branded partnerships with a
growing list of major media properties, including Yahoo!, AOL, MSN,
Family.com, LATimes.com and SFGate.com.
GreatSchools, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Business Analyst.
The primary role of this talented person is to help drive increased
sales by identifying, analyzing and developing potential
opportunities and working with sales, business development,
marketing, product management and engineering to match our product
offerings to these opportunities. The Business Analyst will use
analytical, technical, communications and organizational skills to
support the organization's efforts to develop solutions that best
meet our customers' needs and serve as the company's resource for
compiling and distributing Web site metrics.
Provide insights and expertise on the development and
implementation of sales strategies, new advertising vehicles and
Make strategic recommendations; design and develop business
analyses, reports and proposals to help increase the effectiveness
of sales conversion, pricing, traffic and key business partnerships.
Track and analyze the performance of selected advertising
campaigns, business partnerships and competitive offerings.
Assist with the planning, development and execution of
targeted marketing campaigns aimed at increasing revenues for the
Identify, maintain and evaluate key metrics and processes
that need to be tracked for the organization; develop associated
reports for internal distribution.
Serve as the company's lead resource in compiling Web site
metrics, primarily using Omniture Web analytics software, and train
other departments in the use of Omniture for reporting and analyses.
Provide tracking and analysis of search engine traffic,
create related reports, and distribute results on a regular basis.
Update and maintain ad sales collateral and associated
sections of our Web site.
Provide support for advertising operations (inventory
planning and implementation) as needed.
Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, mathematics or
an equivalent field
3-4 years of relevant operational or online industry
Excellent quantitative, analytical and technical skills
Strong experience creating metrics, reports, proposals
and/or financial models
Excellent attention to detail, highly organized and flexible
Solid understanding of various online advertising delivery
vehicles and technologies
Proven track record of developing, implementing and
maintaining essential business reports
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience working in a small business or a start-up
Hands-on experience using Omniture, or similar Web analytics
Experience with analyzing and reporting site traffic from
Positive work ethic, and ability to exercise mature judgment
Independently motivated team player
Preference for a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
Salary DOE. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. We
offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits, paid
time off, bonus and retirement plans including matching
contributions. Please contact us only if this is what you are
seeking. No contract offers, please.
How To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, including salary requirements and
resume to jobs+busanalyst.gs@..., with "Business
Analyst" in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our