After School Matters?is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality, out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college,?and beyond.?Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications, science, sports and leadership, STEM and sports. Programs take place at community?locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community-based organizations, The Michael and?Karyn?Lutz Center for After School Matters in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood and Gallery 37 Center for the Arts downtown.?
Summary of Position:
Reporting to Senior Development Director, the primary role of the Development Services Analyst is to manage the fundraising database, ensuring data accuracy and integrity; oversee gift processing and gift acknowledgment; direct the monthly and yearly development/finance gift reconciliation process; run regular development reports, including weekly giving reports, monthly progress to goal reports, and development activity reports; and manage the donor tracking system and donor research efforts. This position will also analyze data obtained from ASM communications and social media platforms and make recommendations on the future marketing and communications efforts of the development team.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as After School Matters’ Raisers Edge system administrator which includes following best practices to record and maintain donor information; training Raiser’s Edge end-users; and assisting staff with constructing queries, exports and reports
Maintain electronic gift and donor documentation storage
Oversee gift processing which entails entering gifts, reconciling gift information with finance department, and executing gift acknowledgements in a timely manner
Design and maintain policies, procedures, training manuals, and documentation related to the use of the database and reports
Respond to data retrieval requests such as mailing lists and prospect lists quickly and accurately
Manage the monthly and yearly reconciliation process between Development’s Raiser’s Edge database and Finance’s Intacct accounting database
Serve as the liaison for database issues including installation, upgrades and patches, special projects or performance issues
Work with the Marketing and Communications team to obtain and analyze data from Constant Contact, social media platforms and other communications tools
Conduct thorough and accurate research on prospects as requested by the Development team
Maintain knowledge of emerging fundraising technologies
Remain familiar with key software packages for the database, prospect research, and online giving and interact with vendors to provide support for the Development staff
Other duties as assigned, including attending special events, volunteer days, and other team projects
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to weather conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive working knowledge of The Raiser's Edge or demonstrable experience with fundraising database systems
Knowledge of gift processing and receipting, including IRS guidelines
Excellent Microsoft Office Skills, ability to collect and maintain information as needed
Proficiency writing queries, forms and reports
Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of internal constituents including development staff, program staff, financial staff, and executive leadership.
Demonstrated strong analytical skills, including an ability to synthesize large amounts of detailed information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue.
Ability to function independently in a fast-paced, high volume, multi-faceted, results-oriented work environment.
Ability to analyze issues, identify priorities, manage projects and make decisions expeditiously while maintaining a close attention to detail, especially foundation specifications, expectations and deadlines.
Familiarity with not-for-profit fundraising a plus
B.A. or equivalent combination of training and experience relevant to the job duties preferred
2-4 years of experience working in non-profit development department
Fundraising database experience essential; knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Cook County residency required
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume at http://afterschoolmatters.applytojob.com/apply
After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.
About After School Matters
After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, out-of-school time opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, STEM and sports. Programs take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community-based organizations, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood and Gallery 37 Center for the Arts downtown.