The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Assistant Director of Advancement Services has responsibility for managing functions in the Office of Advancement Services that are essential to the effective and efficient execution of the institution’s fundraising and engagement efforts. Those functions include, but are not limited to, advancement systems management, query and export development and advancement communications management.
System Administration – Manages user accounts and security settings for access to the college's fundraising database and BBNC system for members of the advancement staff and our campus partners; Assists in building and executing system imports and global changes to the database as needed.
Manages the flow of electronic communications to our alumni, parents and other constituents: scheduling, querying, designing and sending graphical emails using BBNC and Raiser's Edge. Ensuring data is accurate and complete, and that a record of all communications is consistently captured in the database.
Using query, export and mailing tools within Raiser's Edge, performs segmentation and list development for traditional Advancement communications, including but not limited to event mailings, solicitations and the Dickinson Magazine, ensuring lists meet the required specifications and all pertinent data is captured in the database to facilitate accurate fundraising results reporting.
Partner with the Executive Director of Advancement Services and advancement's LIS business analyst to establish and maintain query and export standards within the Raiser's Edge database, and assist in communicating and training staff to adhere to those standards. Develop and maintain advanced query and database skills to serve as a business process expert to staff.
Manages and executes the process for querying event invitation lists based on submitted specifications, globally imports event invitee and attendee lists, creates and maintains a closed loop supporting event related communications, RSVPs and events metrics reporting.
Develops detailed communications and solicitations results metrics and in conjunction with Director of Alumni Engagement, the Director of Annual Giving and the Executive Director of Advancement Services, makes recommendations to improve the effectiveness of advancement's communications and solicitations to our constituents.
Other Duties May Include:
Manage the procedure and form functionality for information requests submitted to Advancement Services.
Attend department and division meetings.
Attend key on-campus events including Homecoming & Family Weekend and Alumni Weekend.
Occasionally perform tasks outside of normal business hours
Department: Advancement Services
Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of relevant work experience OR
3-5 years experience managing complex results oriented communication plans and 3-5 years experience in database management. Advanced organization skills and attention to detail.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Experience with Blackbaud/Raisers Edge a plus.
Experience with Blackbaud Net Communities (BBNC) a plus.
Internal Number: 5319
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2017, Dickinson has just over 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 104-acre campus is populated by students from 42 U.S. states and territories and 44 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 35 programs in 25 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Found...ed in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Dickinson as a gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite, a national award that acknowledges the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.