The Advancement Services Manager is a key member of the Development Team with primary responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the development fundraising records and database. The Advancement Services Manager reports directly to the Director for Development and develops reporting standards that are consistent with IRS, VSE and CASE. This is a non-exempt, full-time position with full benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and utilize efficient methods for recording and reporting data.
Produce, maintain and reconcile accurate and up-to-date gift entry and records management in compliance with agencies to which the University reports.
Prepare reports on Endowments and Scholarship Awards to Financial Aid and letters to donors annually.
Provide information for new endowed scholarships that are established each year to the Public Relations Office for update to the website.
Produce receipts, acknowledgement letters and other documents to insure timely and proper stewardship for all donors.
Administer, manage and monitor all aspects of the database software, including security, and serve as the liaison with the software vendor.
Process current development reports as well as historical reports; prepare statistics for regional and national reporting.
Prepare research and wealth screens when requested for possible donors and/or trustees.
Develop research methods to maximize utilization of the database.
Develop annual professional goals stated in operational and measurable form; stated with specificity in respect to magnitude, time, responsibility and overall productivity.
Maintain an appropriate work climate that will encourage and foster the achievement of individual goals for staff members and departmental goals.
Possess personal work habits that include judgment, initiative, organization and time management, communication, reliability, positive work relations with others, knowledge of University policies and procedures; adaptability, flexibility and attendance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
Experience working with Raisers Edge, Microsoft Office Word Pro, Excel, PowerPoint.
Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail.
Effective communication skills.
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision.
Work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Two years direct experience in prospect research.
Knowledge of utilizing LexisNexis or other software for prospect research.
Have an understanding of fundraising data analytics (major giving and annual giving likelihood).
Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these qualifications.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS: Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of appro...ximately 650 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.