Senior Business Analyst, Fiscal & Regulatory Management

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10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Full Remote: 4-5 days remote/wk


This position is considered remote, up to 1 day in the office at 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA each week. DFCI guidelines state that employees must reside in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island.



The Senior Business Analyst is a process-minded, data-driven individual responsible for identifying, initiating, and completing various operational, financial, and investigative projects as part of the Fiscal & Regulatory Management (F&RM) team. Additionally, this role is responsible for assistance with all ad-hoc requests received by the F&RM team. The ideal candidate has a history of initiating and completing projects, is comfortable using data to identify process improvement opportunities, and is committed to meeting the specific needs of stakeholders with timely and high-quality deliverables. This role will fulfill day-to-day reporting responsibilities while continuously looking for areas of improvement across the Division. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; Discovery; and Equity & Inclusion every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 

Dana-Farber is pursuing an ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This $2 billion campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.


Resume and cover letter required with application. Please limit the length of each document to one page.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



  • Prepare extensive revenue projections, historical analyses, and financial reporting for senior management utilizing a wide range of tools and software
  • Produce routine and one-time financial reports such as fundraising event histories and program trend analyses for all departments and teams in the Division of Philanthropy
  • Coordinate preparation of information required for the Institute’s 990, annual surveys for external publications, and other industry benchmarking analyses
  • Identify process improvement opportunities using data-driven tools and methodologies
  • Manage or support projects for cross-functional teams and initiatives, particularly as it relates to introducing and implementing data-driven decision making across the Division
  • Develop tools such as reports or dashboards to provide colleagues and stakeholders with real-time information and enhance overall fundraising potential
  • Contribute to building and distributing F&RM team knowledgebase by preparing process documentation, FAQs, and other formal instructional materials as needed
  • Coach, mentor, or support colleagues as needed to help the F&RM team and Division reach its goals


Reports to the Assistant Director, Business Analysis, Fiscal & Regulatory Management. Has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but the position is programmatic in nature and a considerable amount of responsibility in decision-making and completing work-related tasks is required. 



Bachelor’s degree required with at least 3-5 years of relevant professional or academic experience (including relevant college internships).



Demonstrated ability to aggregate, parse, or manipulate large datasets is required (using skills such as but not limited to VBA, SQL, R, STATA, etc.). Experience leveraging data visualization tools and techniques to create presentations, reports, or tools is required (using programs such as but not limited to Tableau, PowerBI, QlikView, etc.). Comfort with advanced Excel formulas and techniques is necessary; familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite is desired.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary along with a strong orientation to customer service. Must be comfortable presenting to various audiences. The ability to organize, manage, and juggle a variety of projects is also key, as is a self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as support all functions of the team.

This position will evaluate current programs and create and execute approved plans to expand and diversify the donors and participants for the events assigned in order to broaden our donor base and create even more inclusive events. Experience with diverse donors is a plus.





Remote flexibility (up to one day in the office each week).


We’re stronger together.

In the Division of Philanthropy, we believe in the power of different voices. We encourage authenticity and diversity of every individual within our community. Our collective voices – donors, volunteers, staff, and patients alike – allow us to work together towards a world without cancer. Committed to being a place of inclusivity, belonging, and change, these are our core values. 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


DFCI offers a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, at minimum 3-weeks’ vacation time in addition to 10 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes

We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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