Adventist Education

A Journey to Excellence
La Sierra University
Aug. 3, 2022
Resumes Due:
Sep. 2, 2022

Description: The Advancement Information Technologist manages and oversees database functions along with implementing new automated processes. Fully supports staff in their work with database and provides information from the database. Duties and Responsibilities • Ideal candidate is familiar with using SQL. • Oversee daily review of database functions. • Management of mass mailings, emails and text messages. • Oversees the implementation and management of new automated processes. • Work with current database in managing any issues and updates ensuring it is at an optimum level and fully supports staff in their work. • Prepare reports to Vice President on database usage as well as productivity in the different areas of department. • Maintain a protocol history as well as updates history of donor databases (Donor Gold, Mobile Cause and Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management). • Analyze the output from the database to determine the appropriate course of action for a particular donor, including the type of contact, what type of gift to pursue and which Development Officer to assign the donor to. • Ensure the Development team and senior management are aware of new analytic tools that can help add to, monitor and report on the prospect pool and performance. Partner with department based data analysis staff to leverage business intelligence for all areas of University Development. • Develop a strategic partnership with Information Technology (IT) to develop new tools and reports that serve prospect and business intelligence needs. Design and develop studies and reports, using research and screening tools, including analysis of potential for giving of various alumni for key projects. • Maintains database results by setting standards and enforcing standards and controls. • Assesses and suggests upgrades for hardware and software by assessing transaction processing and database production options. • Maintains database performance by troubleshooting problems. Accomplishes platform upgrades. • Secures database by developing policies, procedures and controls. • Build peer institution relationships by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations. • Oversees other database users; performs quality control on data entered by others; manages training and education in database usage of other users. Supervises data entry personnel. • Provides statistical data to assist in monitoring fundraising activities. • Creates reports and data extracts for development, alumnae affairs and other department throughout the University. • Prioritizing multiple reports, data analysis and data research requests with minimal supervision. • Maintain strict confidentiality regulations set by the University and the department. • Assists Development Officers with data update projects as needed. • Provides spreadsheets and word processing support. • Assists other advancement staff in the office when needed. • Manage communication and work orders with contracted vendors. • Performs additional duties as required.

Experience: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires a broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories. Employee will be responsible administratively for specific activities, projects, programs or coordination of services within the functional area. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with three years to five years related experience. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public as this position frequently communicates complex information. Ability to train and monitor others’ performance. Ability to present, resolve conflicts and address delicate situations. Ability to motivate and persuade others. Math Ability: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Problems are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, novel and require creative approaches to resolutions. New concepts and approaches may have to be developed. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have expertise in the use of general computer software like Microsoft Office Suite; donor database. Certificates and Licenses: None Supervisory Responsibilities: This job supervises student employees and the Advancement Analyst Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The employee must be able to work in a windowless office. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.