As the Commonwealth's flagship campus, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. We are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs. Our students are bright, unconventional thinkers and our campus culture typifies the ultimate public university experience with diverse students and deep community engagement. The town of Amherst offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has an opening for an Assistant Director Annual Giving/Program Strategist & Data Analyst. This position reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and works closely with the Donor Information Systems department serving as the liaison between Annual Giving and Donor Information Systems to create and customize reports. The Assistant Director consults with Annual Giving staff to develop technical specifications and design custom reports for both analyzing the Annual Giving Programs and for reporting to internal and external constituents. This position serves as a primary technical resource in the use of Advance querying and reporting for Annual Giving.
Responsible for designing and updating all Annual Giving statistical reports and communications to all of development and other internal constituents, including but not limited to, reports for the telephone, direct mail, online giving, student, parent, reunion, minutefund, umassgives, givingtuesday, and all school, college and unit campaigns. Designs, creates, and updates relevant statistical reports on a monthly basis to keep all development staff, deans, and directors on campus up-to-date with fundraising results. Designs a comprehensive Executive Summary at the end of each fiscal year which is used to update all interested parties on campus with fundraising statistics for every initiative that the Annual Giving office ran throughout the year.
Makes recommendations to the Information and Donor Services programmers regarding data needs and the design of Annual Giving reports. Prioritizes requests from all Annual Giving staff to analyze, interpret, integrate and deliver large volumes of data out of Advance. Proactively suggests and helps create new application tools, reports, and enhancements to meet Annual Giving business and reporting needs. Serves as a technical resource to provide support, consultation, documentation, and training in Advance reporting and application front end features for the entire Annual Giving staff. Interfaces with and develops written content, statistical reports, and other materials in conjunction with Annual Giving staff using related software such as Microsoft Office Suite.
Responsible for staying current on all fundraising best practices, peer institutions, and Annual Giving trends to help identify areas for Annual Giving program growth and opportunity. Works closely with each member of the Annual Giving staff to help analyze and interpret data and make decisions on future fundraising strategies based off that data.
Interacts with campus staff, including department heads and deans, to understand and subsequently convey to alumni through the Annual Fund the numerous missions and goals of the institution and individual schools. Works with Directors of Development from the University's schools and colleges to develop strategies and case statements for fundraising priorities.
Compiles and submits all stewardship lists and requests for solicitation. Performs quality control checks on all lists in a timely fashion before lists are used for communication.
Bachelor's degree in Management, Communications, Math, Computer Science, Information Technologies or related field.
Two years of relevant working knowledge in data analysis or related field
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, in both written and oral form, and to convey technical information to non-expert users.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and software quickly.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with fundraising software and advancement processes.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 25. SALARY RANGE ASSOCIATED WITH POSITION LEVEL 26.
Review of applications will begin with those received by February 26, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.