Are you contemplating a career change? If so, that’s a big decision. Careers in the software industry are in high demand, none more so than digital analytics.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Lucas, who’s in the middle of this type of a career transition. What’s worked for him? What’s not worked? And what are his recommendations for those who want to follow his lead?
Lucas Moss is the Director of Business Intelligence for the University of Tennessee Foundation, where he oversees the data management and analytics strategy for the Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for building predictive models to identify major gift prospects, annual fund donors, and engaged alumni to the five University of Tennessee campuses. He oversees fundraising reporting and forecasting numbers, including the implementation of dashboards to better visualize the data and also manages many of the processes involved with acquiring and cleaning data obtained about alumni and donors from both internal and external sources.
Prior to moving into this position in September 2016, Lucas worked as a development officer for the UT Athletics Department for seven years. During this time, he served in several roles, including as the coordinator of the grassroots volunteer fundraiser network, a major gift officer, and the director of the department’s $31 million annual fund.
Since the fall of 2015, Lucas has been taking part-time Master’s of Business Analytics classes through the UT Knoxville Haslam College of Business and will graduate this upcoming December. He also holds an MBA from UT and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tennessee Tech University.