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Job Title:   Data Analyst/ Programmer ( Institutional Advancement)
Fund Raising/Development


Note:This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. 
The Data Analyst/Programmer reports directly to the Director of Stewardship and 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 MIT 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.
  • 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 and database programs.
  • Design and implement operational reports 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 MIT, 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. 

Educations and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) 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, etc. preferred.
The work of this position requires expertise with a variety of analytical and database reporting software, including Microsoft Excel, Access, software expertise in SQL report writing, especially using Crystal Reports and Argos Reporting,  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.  Incumbent will exemplify successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals. 
Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify.

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