Advancement analyst

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POSITION TITLE: Advancement Systems Analyst

REPORTS TO: Director of Advancement Services


This position facilitates strategic planning and administration within the Advancement

    Division for implementation and support of their information systems. This position serves as a “hands-on” resource for these systems, tools and processes to serve the information needs of all levels of staff within the Advancement Division and serves as liaison to the Information and Instructional Technologies Offices.


    ; Data Analysis and Tools for Productivity and Efficiency

    o Collaborate with Division leadership to devise data-supported

    solutions to advance strategic goals.

    o Develop reporting and analytical tools that provide relevant and timely

    data to identify trends, provide data readily to external constituencies, and

    assist in making informed decisions in support of advancement initiatives.

    o Educate and engage the Advancement staff in the optimal use of data

    processing, management, report generation and to promote best practices.

    Generate regular and ad hoc reports for the Advancement and College

    Relations division, external constituencies and other college areas as


    ; Analyze and enforce policies and procedures related to the Advancement database


    ; Document processes and procedures for automated and on-demand reports, and

    train users

    o Coordinate data quality and integrity procedures with other members of

    the advancement services staff

    ; Liaison to Informational & Instructional Technologies. Interact with internal and

    external division staff members to understand and translate their system


    o Interact with programmers to convey division priorities and business

    needs as they relate to IIT systems and processes

    o Interact/guide the developers to keep track of system development

    o Perform system testing with sample/live data with the help of testers

    o Coordinate with IT and other staff to manage permissions, troubleshoot

    problems and applications issues


    CONTACTS: Daily contact with faculty and staff on campus and frequent

    contact with students, parents, alums and friends on and off


    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in business, finance, information management,

    computer science or other related degree.

    EXPERIENCE: Essential: Three years experience in report writing and/or

    database management; experience with comprehensive

    management information systems; advanced user of the MS Office

    Suite including Excel and Access. Demonstrated report writing

    experience using Crystal Reports v.8.5 or above.

    Desirable: Working knowledge of fundraising relationship

    database system such as Millennium, Raisers Edge, BSR Advance

    or similar systems. Preference given to those with experience in

    developing e-services including e-receipts, online gift processing

    and/or web-based information delivery systems such as dashboard



    ; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to develop systems and reports.

    ; Excellent customer support, interpersonal and communication skills and dedication to a

    team approach.

    ; Proven ability to interpret, adapt, develop and apply guidelines and procedures

    ; Effective organizational skills

    ; Ability to analyze user needs and translate into reports.

    ; Extensive experience programming and reporting with MS Excel and Access

    ; Confidentiality is required.

    ; Fluent in the MS Office Suite of software

    ; Willingness to participate as an active member of the Advancement team.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Normal office environment.


    Term: Full Year

     Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday;

    some evening and weekend hours for special


    APPROVAL: Jackie Henry

DATE: October 2008

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