Data Scientist

Douglas Shaw & Associates is a full-service marketing and direct response agency serving non-profit organizations. We assist clients with strategic planning, tactical execution, and full-cycle analytics for any variety of integrated programs. DSA provides a casual work environment that is based on honesty, integrity, mutual respect and fun.

The Data Scientist will be responsible for designing, implementing, adjusting, and maintaining a suite of analytical tools in order to improve fundraising results for DSA’s growing non-profit client roster.


  • Analyze data stored in internal database to optimize response and revenue for fundraising campaigns
  • Design custom data models and algorithms to support fundraising goals
  • Design and utilize machine learning/AI to identify opportunities as appropriate
  • Use predictive modeling to support decisions related to fundraising strategy
  • Develop processes, tools, and enshrine best practices to analyze results of efforts
  • Build and deploy compelling and digestible data visualizations
  • Complete ad hoc analysis and present results to key decision makers
  • Identify opportunities to enrich data with third party sources as needed
  • Identify opportunities for automation of processing and data analysis


  • Degree in statistics, CS, applied mathematics, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in programming, building statistical models, data modeling, analytics
  • Strong problem-solving orientation
  • Desire to design and implement rather than shepherd preexisting tools
  • Practical knowledge of statistical techniques – Regression, Distribution, Test design
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques – Classification, Clustering, ANN, etc.
  • Experience with Analysis and Visualization software – SQL, R, Tableau, MatLab, etc.
  • Experience with programming languages – C++, Python, Java, Perl, etc.
  • Comfort with Microsoft suite – Excel, Word, Outlook

Job Type


Work Location

Remote with travel to the office quarterly or working on site at our Naperville Illinois office


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave