Accurate and meaningful data is foundational to supporting the critical mission of Brown University community engagement. The Data Management Specialist ensures that constituent and related Advancement data is accurate and accessible, supporting the critical mission of Brown University community engagement. The incumbent is responsible for preparing, researching, analyzing, and processing alumni, donor, and friend dataÂ from multiple sources internal and external to the University. Â Data managed by this team includes identity information (such as name, gender, ethnicity, etc.), contact information, relationships, educational information, student involvements and awards, contact preferences, and many other data points that impact an individual or organizationâ™s relationship with the Brown community.
Data quality is improved by identifying, evaluating, and resolving data hygiene/integrity issues for both unique situational challenges and the results of complex queries.Â The accuracy and effectiveness of internal and external reports sourced from Advancement rely on this work. The Data Management Specialist provides excellent customer service through diplomatic contact with external constituents, which can significantly impact the constituentâ™s relationship with the University.
Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Required Education and Experience
Minimum 2 years of experience in data processing or a related field such as bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, higher education, nonprofit, or fundraising.
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with Microsoft Excel required
Experience with data management desired, preferably in financial or biographic data fields
Experience with CRM systems is desired; preference for experience with Blackbaud CRM or Raiserâ™s Edge
Proficient with using Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and information management systems
Experience, understanding, and command of procedural work in reference to databases and quality control required
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
Demonstrated professionalism with effective written and oral communication with internal and external constituents with strong customer service and listening skills.
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible, cooperative, and collaborative with colleagues within the division, adapting to system and process changes.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.Â
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As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a personâ™s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.