Rhode Island School of Design's Office of Institutional Engagement is pleased to announce an opening for a Data Management and Systems Specialist for a two-year term appointment. This role is responsible for a range of data integrity, cleansing, manipulation, and update work to support the Division of Institutional Engagement's efforts to secure private funding through individuals, corporations, and foundations in order to advance RISD's mission. The Specialist will work closely with the Database Administrator and Application Specialist to help with the development of tools and procedures that support an integrated data environment with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge NXT platform and help prioritize data requests and projects from partners in Institutional Engagement and the wider campus.
Data Extraction and Manipulation
Write queries to pull defined criteria provided by offices within Institutional Engagement
Demonstrate proficiency with The Raiser's Edge platforms including entering and maintaining clean accurate data that adheres to departmental data integrity standards
Work closely with the Analyst, Data Management, and Systems to import and export data for the department's various needs to fulfill criteria and deadline requests across programs. Identify criteria and format for reporting and analytics, as requested
Work closely with the Database Administrator and Application Specialist on various in-depth projects for data collection and management
Project Management and Execution:
Management and distribution of requests submitted to Advancement Services inbox
Identification and deployment of project management tracking mechanisms to ensure projects adhere to scheduled timelines
Regularly inform key stakeholders on project status and tracking
Development and maintenance of various request forms from our Institutional Engagement and campus colleagues to request mailing lists, report requests, prospect lists, etc.
Completion of specifically assigned data projects as needed (data clean-ups, record coding projects, data reconciliation projects, etc.)
Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in business, finance, accounting, or computer science or other Bachelor's degree with relevant data management experience
Knowledge of development, fundraising, and advancement services and functions in higher education or a complex not-for-profit environment
An ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of constituents (individual donors, alumni, business leaders, public figures, faculty, and staff), within an environment that values diversity as defined by but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, and/or socioeconomic status.
Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines. Capability to work independently and collaboratively with moderate supervision.
2-3 years of progressively responsible experience in a development office performing database management and analysis
Excellent organization skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage multiple demands, work under pressure, and meet deadlines with accuracy, speed, independent judgment, and minimal supervision
Ability to interact professionally, courteously, and effectively with Institutional Engagement and campus colleagues
Computer skills, such as MS Office, Word, Excel, and Google required
Raiser's Edge experience preferred
Superlative diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of divisional and institutional colleagues, within an environment that values diversity as defined by, but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, and/or socio-economic status
Work Schedule: 35 hours per week Two-year term appointment
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume Cover Letter
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Development - Operations
Internal Number: R-00599
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.