Position Title: Database Assistant
Department: Division of Institutional Advancement
Wage Class: Hourly, Non-exempt, Full-time
Reports To: Executive Director of Advancement Services
The database assistant actively contributes to the success of the university’s fundraising and engagement goals by providing accurate data and creating reports. The position creates and executes queries of the database, develops and maintains reports and dashboards, conducts prospect research, and helps maintain the accuracy and confidentiality of the database.
Description of Duties and Tasks
- Create and save data queries for reports, exports and mailing list preparation
- Develop donor and prospect lists and reports on an as needed basis
- Research current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors to determine philanthropic propensity, financial ability to give, and interest in the mission of the university
- Research and produce detailed background briefing documents and prospect profiles as requested
- Proactively maintain the integrity of donor records in the database
- Author and maintain documentation related to queries and reports
- Assist with campaign communications and mailings
- Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Ability to develop queries, import/export and manipulate and analyze data for a variety of fundraising/engagement needs
- Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis
- Proficient use of customer relations management databases such as Raiser’s Edge (preferred), SalesForce or other CRM
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word, advanced spreadsheet skills desirable
- Prior relevant experience in a nonprofit fundraising setting preferred
- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Team player with strong time management and organization skills with ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Ability to use discretion and sensitivity in handling highly confidential donor information
- Ability to think creatively to solve problems or improve processes and efficiency
- Bachelor’s degree or 2-4 years’ work experience required.
Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, the University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 22 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 11 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference.
Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOA/AA employer under all applicable civil rights law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.