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Database Administrator for Advancement Services

Company: Lesley University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Database Administrator for Advancement Services The Opportunity Lesley University seeks a Database Administrator (DBA) for Advancement Services, a crucial asset to the department. Responsible for managing, planning, and providing technical expertise for the Raiser's Edge Fund Raising service, the DBA collaborates with colleagues to establish consistent processes, ensuring data integrity in Advancement databases. This professional will enhance efficiency by implementing automated reporting solutions, ensuring accuracy in gift processing, and collaborating with key university users for constituent information. They will likewise enter gifts and issue acknowledgements and tax letters; serve as a liaison with the Accounting department on reconciliations; generate mailing lists for events and fundraising campaigns; implement procedures for ensuring integrity of the Raiser's Edge database; and train staff to ensure proper report generation and data entry procedures are followed. Actively involved in reviewing and redesigning processes to align with organizational goals, they will also oversee event registrations and operational budgets. As a proactive and results-driven professional, they contribute actively to the university's vision and values. Qualities and Capabilities

  • A Bachelor's Degree or current certification related to Raiser's Edge database management.
  • 5 years of experience with fundraising software, preferably in higher education.
  • Experience with utilizing the Raiser's Edge NXT interface.
  • Experience with Omatic's tools available with Raiser's Edge.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using data querying tools with large data sets.
  • Advanced Excel and Word skills and advanced skills with Blackbaud products.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills. A commitment to data integrity, consistency, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills in order to develop proposals, professional reports, strategic plans, and correspondence.
  • Ability to use social media effectively and measure analytics across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong proficiency using all forms of technology for correspondence, advancement tools, presentations, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc. Why Lesley Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer significant paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills. Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution. Expressing Interest A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people - regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities - can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.PI50d64511cb62-31181-33763850

Keywords: Lesley University, Cambridge , Database Administrator for Advancement Services, IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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