The Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems will be responsible for performing the highest level of systems administration for the Advancement constituent relationship management system, ESP, which requires knowledge of the University administrative organization, policies, procedures and practices and perform other related duties as required. It includes extensive work across the Advancement organization on both fundraising systems, analytics / reporting and information technology related projects and initiatives to ensure alignment with fundraising systems needs. Specifically, the Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems will assess and implement Advancement-wide systems needs by understanding business requirements and goals, insuring data and systems integrity, in order to meet the needs of the business within resources available through the Data and Business Systems team.
Under general direction from the Executive Director of Prospect Development, the Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems is responsible for systems related administration, analysis and strategic insights for the fundraising operation as well as strategically coordinating, analyzing, and managing data enhancement, validation and incorporation initiatives for Advancement.
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The position is responsible for the successful implementation of business systems needs assessment and data delivery, including project team management, issues management, long-term resource planning acting as a liaison to technical staff, vendors and campus leadership, and ensuring that the implemented solution meets business user requirements and delivers the necessary business outcomes. More specifically, responsibilities include but are not be limited to: Fundraising Systems and Advancement Data Systems Implementation/Maintenance, Reporting, Project Management and Analysis.
The position will work in a consultative manner to understand the future business needs of Advancement, providing analytical, consulting and reporting support to fundraising operations as well as recommending new technologies and business processes, and delivering solutions that drive the desired outcomes.
In-depth knowledge of business intelligence functions, advanced analytics, industry standards and best practices. In addition, in-depth knowledge of business data and systems functions and responsibilities.
Advanced knowledge and skill in internal databases, BI applications, tools, and systems. Thorough knowledge of business data integrity / enhancement processes, vendors, integrations and analysis.
Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage highly-complex information, assess problems, and develop effective solutions.
Advanced organizational and project management skills.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in a clear, concise manner. Ability to produce and deliver presentations to diverse audiences.
Advanced interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with managers, professional and technical staff.
Ability to serve as an advanced technical leader providing advice, counsel, and analysis on business intelligence issues. as well as data and system configurations and enhancements.
Demonstrated ability to analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures; separate problems from symptoms; identify potential solutions; apply solutions and formulate logical and objective conclusions from data and observations; communicate conclusions to a variety of personnel at various levels.
Demonstrated ability to assess procedures and define requirements for technical systems that streamline business process and result in productivity improvement.
Experience in written and verbal communication that convey complex or technical content into understandable terms. Proven ability to compose and deliver presentations to large and/or diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to organize workload and manage priorities; manage multiple projects simultaneously; be flexible to respond in stressful situations and une
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