Assistant Director, Advancement Services - Simmons College
Colleges of the Fenway
September 8, 2018
Simmons University is looking for an Assistant Director of Advancement Services to join the Office of Advancement. Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing and ensuring the integrity of the gift process. From the reconciliation of gifts, to gift and donor reporting and database maintenance, the Assistant Director will play a critical role in ensuring the information and systems accuracy for the Advancement department and the University. The Assistant Director will manage one direct report.The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to our fundraising work with an ability to connect that work to the University?s vision and mission by actively attending and participating in divisional and cross-University meetings and staying abreast of University activities and strategic plans.ResponsibilitiesGift Process Management:Run, reconcile and deliver accurate gift and financial performance reports, constituent and affinity giving reports;Provide careful review and reconciliation among the various gift and financial reports to identify and acknowledge variances, and to ensure the accuracy of data prior to delivery;Execute the monthly adjustments posting and auditing reports for gifts and confirm all discrepancies have been accounted for and updated in the system;Prepare and deliver accurate and timely pledge and matching gift reminder letters, as well as calendar and fiscal year-end giving statements, including board member giving reports, ad-hoc constituent giving reports, etc.Analysis and Reporting:Run, reconcile and deliver accurate gift and financial reports to meet internal and external requests, including but not limited to annual reporting to CASE;Serve as the data and reporting analyst for the department, supporting both the Information Services and Reporting Services teams;Assess and provide appropriate and audited data on overall findings and performance assessments of engagement and fundraising activities;Create and deliver accurate lists and analytical reports within the department?s fulfillment guidelines; including benchmarking reports for the University?s internal areas and/or external surveys;Assist in constructing, auditing, and delivering reports on the fundraising and engagement performance of the Advancement office using Crystal Reports, MS Excel, Access, or other report development tools;Application Support and Training:Provide ongoing application support and deliver trainings to users of Advancement systems;Facilitate and manage the delivery of content for the department?s intranet site, the University?s main website and other content management systems related to alumnae/i and donor demographics, giving and fundraising performance, lists and reports fulfillment as needed;Create and maintain training materials for end-users related to system use and information sharing;Perform database updates;Perform other responsibilities as necessary.Qualifications:Bachelors? degree plus a minimum of two years of professional experience;Prior experience in a higher education environment, Advancement office or Development services preferred;Excellent attention to detail;Strong communication and customer service skills, written and verbal;Prior experience running financial reports, analyzing data and auditing data for accuracy requiredInstructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.
Internal Number: 7236
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The six educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so.The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions.Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design: ...http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/Jobs at Wheelock College: http://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/205WHM1/index.jsp