Lutheran Social Services of the South Senior Business Analyst in Austin, Texas
Why should you join Upbring?
Why work at Upbring? It’s quite simple – when you go to work surrounded by people just as passionate as you, it doesn’t feel like work.
At Upbring, we’re changemakers determined to create a world where all children are loved, protected and cherished. Inspired by faith, we are both warriors and servants for children and families. We’ve been helping children thrive for more than 135 years, and we’re not stopping. Our mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. And as we accomplish this mission, we have an opportunity to shape not only the way we deliver our programs and services but the way Texas treats children.
The children we serve have dreams, talent and so much potential – but they need dedicated, skillful and compassionate individuals to help them succeed. Our employees are champions for Texas children who give their all to create brighter futures. When you work at Upbring, you’re not just collecting a paycheck; you’re playing a key role in breaking the cycle of child abuse. Upbring offers an environment of growth from within, collaboration, innovation, competitive salaries and benefits, and ongoing training to bring you to the next level. To find out more, please visit us online at www.upbring.org.
The Senior Business Analyst is an experienced analyst who will gather and analyze data to aid in decision making, predict future outcomes, and solve complex problems. Acting independently, the Senior Business Analyst will serve as a technical expert in investment analysis and Business Intelligence. The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for collecting and using data to evaluate and develop business opportunities, mitigate risk, and drive strategy. As part of the Innovation team, you will have the benefit of working out of The Capital Factory—the epicenter for entrepreneurship and innovation in Texas – with access to an elite mentor network and an abundance of on-site amenities. You will be part of a team with the goal of identifying and constructing new lines of business, partnerships, and investment opportunities that help break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families, and communities.
Conducts extensive formal research and knowledge-gathering around business ideas and investment opportunities, including SWOT analysis
Prepares due diligence reports to determine the feasibility and applicability of potential business ideas
Creates business models and assists in the creation of business plans
Assists in the coordination, centralization, and mobilization of Agency data
Prepares monthly reports on the feasibility of a pipeline of business ideas and investment opportunities
Collaborates with the Director of Business Intelligence & Innovation to prioritize business ideas and identify new, sustainable lines of operations within the organization
Effectively communicates progress summaries of due diligence to the Director of Business Intelligence & Innovation to ensure awareness of activities, alignment with operational goals, and degree of resource investment
Establishes an environment of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, a commitment to quality, welcomes and encourages collaboration, and fosters both intra and inter-department dialogue and respect
Assist in various administrative tasks and processes with direction from the Director of Business Intelligence & Innovation
Other duties and special projects as assigned
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, vendors, donors and other clients to ensure project needs and expectations are being met within project scope and meets the established deadline
Participate in cross-training activities, cross-functional (department) sharing of knowledge, share expertise and knowledge with Upbring teams and learn from others to expand knowledge
Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients, vendors, and donors that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field, or an equivalent in years of applicable work experience
3 years’ work experience at a venture capital firm, investment bank, accelerator/incubator, and/or management consulting firm
Results-oriented with the ability to take ownership of research and work autonomously in an unstructured environment with minimal direction
Mission-driven professional who is passionate about innovation, startups, and emerging sectors
Exceptional research and analytical skills with a passion for the hunt for insights derived from formal research and knowledge gathering
Experience conducting SWOT analysis, due diligence reporting, creating business models, and scaling plans
Advanced proficiency in using PowerBI, Qlik, or DOMO
Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
A strong desire to serve and create change in ground-breaking ways
High integrity with the ability to apply sound judgement when making decisions
Ability to build positive relationships across the Agency; demonstrate tact, compassion and understanding. Receptive to other points of view in the interest of achieving best possible outcomes
5+ years combined experience at a venture capital firm, investment bank, accelerator/incubator, management consulting firm, and/or entrepreneurial organization
Proven due diligence experience analyzing new business lines, startup companies, or M&As
Strong personal business network
Experience working at a non-profit
Shift/Hours: 1st Shift
External Company Name: Lutheran Social Services of the South
External Company URL: http://www.lsss.org/
Street: 8305 Cross Park Drive