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Database Administrator and Prospect and Research Analyst

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians, Technology, Database Administration
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Title: Database Administrator and Prospect and Research Analyst
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 232684
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at

UWG Commitment Statement
Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university.

Job Summary

The Database Administrator and Prospect Research Analyst is a vital resource to alumni and development staff, as well as internal and administrative leaders in applying Raiser's Edge to address transformational, strategic university priorities. Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, this team member will oversee the data team and manage the institution's alumni, donor and prospect database to ensure overall accuracy and integrity, providing end-user training and support services, establish and maintain dashboards, as well as help execute and provide best practice for complex data importing, exporting, extraction and analysis. A systems thinker who is also process oriented, this position will contribute to the strategy for alumni, parents, and friends to donate to the University in ways that are meaningful to them and that align and support the fundraising goals of UWG. Both strategic and practical, they will work closely with their team and other advancement colleagues to support important initiatives related to campaign planning, implement and maximize tools to manage and mine data, and integrate best practice for a data-driven approach to fundraising.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
At least two years professional work experience in relevant field
Advanced working knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge CRM; proficient in both web view and database view
Systems thinker who is also process oriented; strategic and tactical
Proficient in development, research and prospect management practices
Strong research, technical, analytical, critical-thinking and relational-intuitive skillsCompetence in synthesizing and compiling large amounts of data from diverse sources
Strong written and oral communication skills with impeccable attention to detail
Flexible, adaptable, and creative problem-solver
Ability to effectively document and communicate processes and procedures
Strong analytical skills to analyze large volumes of information from disparate sources and synthesizing it in a cogent and concise form
Ability to work independently, prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with a strong work ethic
Excellent project and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Knowledge of capacity rating systems and demonstrated experience providing capacity estimates
Working knowledge and understanding of fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, and techniques
Advanced analytical skills to interpret financial data and individual wealth indicators, identify philanthropic patterns
Ability to manage and facilitate multiple requests for multiple channels with varying objectives in a timely manner

Proposed Salary

$53,604 minimum - $65,676 midpoint

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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