The Data Specialist is a key member of the team responsible for maintaining Development operations for Bard College, including database management, fiscal administration, fundraising reporting, data integrity, and data security. Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Development Services Data Specialist will help to support the data needs of fundraising and special events professionals throughout the Bard Network.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work in the Banner Advancement system to maintain data accuracy on behalf of ODAA in accordance with data entry policy and procedures
Process new data into the database system
Train and support staff throughout Bard in use of ODAA’s self-service reporting tools
Operate system interfaces for gift entry, fund creation, gift restrictions and audit reporting
Comply with all IRS, FASB, and NYPMIFA regulations related to development activities.
Create and run reports and data extracts for ODAA team members and other campus units
Produce prospect and donor lists as well as targeted mailing lists for communications, appeal solicitations, invitations, and events as requested
Provide support to ODAA team members and frontline fundraisers to meet information needs
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of related experience
Strong skills in Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs spreadsheet and word-processing
Experience with a reporting tool of any kind (MS Access, Crystal Reports, Oracle Reporting, Cognos, Tableau, etc.)
Ability to prioritize and attend to multiple complex tasks simultaneously
Superior attention to detail and deadlines and evidence of problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Integrity in handling sensitive or confidential information
Customer service-oriented disposition
Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment
Ability to participate in campus wide events as needed, some weekends and evenings possible
Additional Desirable Skills:
Specific familiarity with Ellucian Banner, iModules, or evisions Argos software
Strong plus for knowledge of fundraising principles and practice
Knowledge of any variant of the SQL query language
Experience with any CRM system
Familiarity with any data analysis tools (Python, R, SaS, etc.)
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.