The Advancement Database Manager is responsible for oversight of gift processing and acknowledgments, development compliance, and data maintenance activities of the advancement office database. Responsible for ensuring accurate financial and systems reports along with complying with campus and federal/state regulatory policies.
Supervise the recording of all gifts and pledges to Central, including computer entry of all gifts and pledges, and the accompanying responsibilities such as generation of reports, receipts, pledge reminders, gift schedules, transmittals, and other gift-related data.
Add and adjust all recorded gifts/commitments and generate their corresponding tax receipts and acknowledgments.
Reconcile daily and monthly donation reports with the controller/finance office.
Learn/use software of outside partners to secure gifts and extract information for gift processing.
Understand and track using IRS guidelines regarding the acceptance of gifts.
Produce accurate reports, lists, reminders, and all other information and records to ensure the fulfillment of the division's responsibilities.
Work collaboratively advancement team members to compose donor communication, compile appropriate invitation lists, provide program materials, and assist in the logistics of donor awards, recognitions, and stewardship events.
Advise on recognition of donors. Contribute donor and gift information for donor boards, annual reports, and donor honor roll.
Provide unprompted insight and analysis of data to assist in the development of best practices and strategic execution of fundraising goals.
Maintain the advancement database records.
Assist with general administrative support in cooperation with advancement team members including:
Projects and events such as Homecoming and Scholarship Dinner, event registration through the activities and events module, database projects, mailings, etc.
Generate and create campaign reporting structure including new campaign reports, tracking by fiscal years, and understanding documented planned gifts, pledges, and complex gift structures over the life of the comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with two to four years effective experience in fundraising preferred
Special focus on knowledge of advancement database and reporting technologies or willingness to learn.
Central College in Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, its leadership formation and, most importantly, for its work creating genuine connections among students, faculty, coaches and alumni that help graduates realize their career aspirations for a lifetime. We are steadfastly dedicated to cultivating diversity of thought and culture through the arts and sciences, professional fields of study and experiential learning. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,150 students with wide-ranging perspectives. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference.
Central’s home of Pella, Iowa, is a thriving community of more than 10,000. Pella impressively appears in Oprah’s 2021 60 Charming American Towns You Haven’t Heard of But Should Visit ASAP. The community is famous for its annual Tulip Time Festival, its Dutch pastries and its fully functional 1850s-style windmill. In fact, Pella has it all...! Pella is located just minutes from Red Rock Lake, Iowa’s largest lake, and is the corporate headquarters of several international companies, including Vermeer Corporation, Pella Corporation, Precision, Inc., and Lely North America.
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