Development Analyst - Raiser's Edge Administration

Location
New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Posted
Mar 07, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 8899

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

Contributes to organizing and administering College fundraising activities. 

- Manages research of potential funding sponsors

- Tracks and analyzes giving trends; prepares financial and ad-hoc reports

- Conducts data quality audits

- Oversees preparation of fundraising communication materials

- Writes grant proposals

- Recommends, implements and evaluates fundraising strategies

- May supervise office operations and/or department budget

- Performs related duties as assigned.


Job Title Name: Development Specialist

CONTRACT TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Development Analyst in Raiser's Edge Administration serves as the single point of contact for all Raiser's Edge (RE) database issues and questions in the Office of Development and Institutional Advancement. This position will be responsible for all gift processing, code tables, user rights, and security groups and all global changes/imports as well as maintaining and developing custom reports that may be required by The City College of New York. 

The Development Analyst in Raiser's Edge Administration must keep up with the latest changes to RE. This position will also participate in the development of Raiser's Edge policies, procedures, and training curriculum for users of RE from the beginner to the advanced level.

The Development Analyst in Raiser's Edge Administration will also develop optional modules such as Special Events, Alumni Relations, and Prospect Screenings to execute various requests and proactively assist users in determining the most efficient ways to utilize the Raiser's Edge and reports.

This position reports to the Vice President of Development and Institutional Advancement.  The position works closely with other members of The City College of New York staff responsible for data management and entry including but not limited to Development, the City College Fund, Alumni Association, Finance, and Public Affairs.

Duties include:
- Serve as the Raiser's Edge expert on various projects designed to enhance the college's ability to raise money, communicate with donors, and track giving.
- Ensure that proper documentation, procedures, and policies are maintained for data integrity. Review and update departmental procedures and policies annually.  Maintain compliance with policies and procedures to support ethical and successful fundraising practices.
- Responsible for gift processing, acknowledgements, and pledge reminders for outstanding gifts. The position will also be responsible for processing Matching Gifts.
- Ensure that RE users are providing information to tables and fields as designed by Blackbaud. 
- Develop and execute queries, exports, reports, imports, and global updates.
- Proactively assist users in determining more efficient ways to utilize Raiser's Edge and provide support to end users when errors and issues arise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in data services and at least five years progressively responsible experience using Raiser's Edge, as well as a working knowledge of Blackbaud programs and demonstrated proficiency in use of Crystal Reports, SQL and MS Office are strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate will have:
- Advanced query, appeals, export, and prospect module experience, preferably with wealth screening, special events, and alumni modules
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to explain highly technical concepts and processes clearly to non-technical clients
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines; ability to manage multiple complex tasks and/or projects simultaneously while addressing the needs of the office; and ability to maintain composure under pressure
- A customer service focus with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse constituency and inspire confidence and respect among clients
- Knowledge of fundraising principles and practice
- The ability to work effectively as a team leader as well as independently

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

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CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with the review of applications to begin 08/28/13.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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