Data Analyst/Programmer-Institutional Advancement

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Job TitleData Analyst/Programmer-Institutional AdvancementJob Summary

The Data Analyst/Programmer reports directly to the Director of Advancement Services, and is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of Institutional Advancement’s (IA) database and reporting systems. The position supports various departments within the divisions of Institutional Advancement, College Relations, and partners with STS and software vendors to meet data and reporting needs accurately and efficiently. The ability to provide fundraising reports, retrieve data accurately and in a timely manner, the maintenance of hardware and software, and the ability to troubleshoot problems are of primary importance to this role. The Data Analyst/Programmer will lead the division in all major data projects, included, but not limited to, database clean-up, updates, upgrades and conversions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Develop, test, and provide reports in a timely manner in support of all programs within the divisions of Institutional Advancement and College Relations (and other areas as directed);
•Maintain and enhance the reporting tools used to extract data from the database.
•Perform database administration/programming functions such as; building and updating fields, subroutines, application customization, database structures and report generation.
•Create and design custom reports, dashboards, visualizations and database programs.
•Design, implement, modify and maintain operational reports, dashboards and data visualizations to track progress of fundraising programs toward fiscal year goals.
•Translate data into useful tools for development and alumnae affairs staff.
•Organize and maintain analyses and reports for regular and systematic dissemination.
•Design data structures and maintain integrity in databases based on a thorough understanding of the structure of current databases and of the division’s various fundraising programs
•Serve as liaison with STS, database vendors, third party consultants for technical problems associated with the database application and server environment, and coordinate contact and corrective actions.
•Represent Institutional Advancement regarding all matters pertaining to the campus-wide enterprise system.
•Implement and manage the integration of all user interfaces with administrative applications, coordinate disk space planning and management, and monitor and tune the system to achieve optimum performance.
•Assist with the identification of and conversion to a new fundraising database, including system definitions, creation of business rules, conversion timeline, testing and execution.
•Maintain documentation on all customizations with special attention to reducing the impact of database patches and new release loads.
•Must be available for evening and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) and at least three years related experience required. Experience in higher education fundraising with major fundraising database systems such as Raiser’s Edge, Ellucian Banner, Salesforce, etc. preferred.

The work of this position requires expertise in a variety of analytical and database reporting software, including Microsoft Excel, Access, software expertise in SQL report writing, especially using Crystal Reports and Argos/Cognos Reporting, Tableau, software statistical analysis and forecasting programs (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Crystal Ball, Forecast Pro) and presentation. Experience implementing results of electronic donor screening and segmenting initiatives preferred.

The incumbent must have considerable working knowledge of and ability in coding Oracle and one or more database management systems such as MySQL, MS SQL Server, PL/SQL and/or DB2 for efficient data retrieval in a complex scheme, stored procedures, triggers and server side scripting; knowledge of Oracle 10g/11g, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle Forms, Oracle Developer, and Oracle VPD facility; familiarity with relational databases and ability to design reports from databases.

Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials. Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality in dealing with information, and working with members of the Senior Team, departments and divisions across campus along with external vendors. The incumbent will exemplify successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.

Preferred QualificationsCertifications, Licenses, Restrictions Physical DemandsShiftDays% Travel Required1% - 25%Full Time/Part TimeFull-timeFLSAExemptNumber of Vacancies1Anticipated Candidate Start DatePosition End Date (if temporary) Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberSC0162PPosting Open Date04/03/2019Posting Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsEEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

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