VP, Business Analytics

San Francisco, CA
Business Analytics /
Full-time /
Academia.edu is a venture backed, for profit business based in San Francisco. We have spent the last 14 years building the world’s largest network for sharing and finding academic research online. With over 250MM registered users and nearly half of the world’s academics using our platform every month, our team provides compelling products for researchers and academics at scale. In addition to our mission of accelerating the world’s research, we are in a unique position to disrupt the $25BB academic publishing industry as well as develop highly impactful products in the education space. We are profitable, growing and hiring! Come join us and make a difference while building a successful business!

We are seeking a Vice President of Business Analytics to lead our business analytics team at Academia.edu. The Business Analytics Team is not a service organization to product development; instead it is a team that is expected to help chart the direction of the company.   

Reporting directly to the Chief Product and Growth Officer, the VP of Analytics will be responsible for leading a team to ask the right questions of our vast data in order to drive insights and identify opportunities for innovation, fueling our business growth.

Key Responsibilities

    • Guide the analytics team to become an opportunity-finding group that identifies major opportunities using our data and helps determine what products and features we build next. 
    • Lead, mentor and inspire a highly talented team to uncover meaningful insights and opportunities. 
    • Help team members grow in their ability to ask the right questions, structure the right analyses, distill key insights, and come up with great recommendations on what to do next.   
    • Recruit and hire highly talented business analysts. This team is growing and will more than double within the next 12 months.   
    • Be a strategic advisor to the Chief Product Officer, the executive team, and the company in general. 
    • Identify data-driven strategies to optimize user engagement, retention, and monetization. Provide strategic guidance and recommendations based on data insights and market trends.
    • Ensure that our data is easily accessible, usable and reliable


    • At least 2 years of experience at McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Oliver Wyman, or LEK Consulting, ideally leading teams
    • Experience leading and developing a high performing business analytics team at a B2C technology business (startup experience is a plus), with a focus on driving business impact and results   
    • A proven track record of identifying major insights that drive significant business impact
    • Deep ability to separate the signal from the noise. An 80/20 thinker with a focus on results   
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms, as well as influence and inspire cross-functional teams
$275,000 - $325,000 a year
The salary will be based on a number of factor such as experience and background.