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Philanthropy & Engagement - Data & Research Specialist

Hope College
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Administrative Assistants

Position Title Philanthropy & Engagement - Data & Research Specialist

Classification Title Hourly Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Benefits Eligibility

Department Philanthropy & Engagement

Job Description

Hope College is accepting applications for a full-time Data and Research Specialist responsible for updating and maintaining constituent records in the Philanthropy and Engagement database and ensuring that others in the division have accurate and complete data to support their work.This position is full-time and features a hybrid option that requires in-person work on Fridays.The Data and Research Specialist is part of a dynamic Philanthropy & Engagement team.

  • Responsible for constituent data entry and updates, including contact information, employment, membership, communication, relationships and demographic information
  • Responsible for entering and maintaining information to support the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts of the Philanthropy and Engagement Division
  • Communicate with team and campus partners informing them of relevant updates
  • Communicate with constituents as necessary to obtain missing information
  • Handle a high volume of confidential material
  • Run routine data queries in Raiser’s Edge and other reporting systems as developed.
  • Assist with prospect research tasks including data retrieval, donor and prospect profiles and qualification research
  • Promote and actively contribute to a positive team culture
  • Embrace and advance the values and contributions of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree or work experience through which equivalent skills have been gained
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality in all aspects of work
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and good judgment in working with individuals and confidential information
  • Strong work ethic and proven ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications or G Suite by Google (primarily Excel/Sheets and Word/Docs); and experience with enterprise or fundraising database systems(Raiser’s Edge or similar)

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check. Some positions may have position specific requirements, such as education/licensure/certification verification, a physical, drug screening, credit checks and/or transportation record review.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2023-200SR

Job Posting Open Date 02/02/2024

Job Posting Close Date 02/12/2024

Open Until Filled No

Is this position available for sponsorship No

Special Instructions to Applicants

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