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 Systems Administrator

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The role of the Systems Administrator is to provide information, support and services to advance the fundraising and community support building mission of the Development and Alumni/ae Offices.

The SA's primary responsibilities are to serve as the primary report writer for the Office of External Affairs using Crystal Report Writer, oversee the fundraising database (Millennium), provide desktop support to office staff, assist in training of new users, and document office specific database and reporting procedures for use in training.

Specific duties include:

  • Report Writing: Develop database reports & queries that will provide information as required by development staff in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • Database Management: Maintain database of approximately 15,000 records to ensure information is up to date and accurate.
  • Desktop Support: Provide first line of technical support to Development Office.  Perform network administrative functions in conjunction with school-wide Information Technology Department.
  • Coordination with the Director of Technology: Liaise with vendors and consultants to purchase, install and upgrade software and hardware.
  • Other: Participate in Office of External Affairs events and functions as needed.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and relational database software including a working knowledge of querying and reporting from databases

  • Familiarity with a fundraising database, especially Millennium, preferred

  • Knowledge of Crystal Report Writer strongly preferred

  • Development or fund-raising office work experience

  • Attention to detail and strong interpersonal, communication, training, and organizational skills required, as is the ability to work effectively in a team

  • Experience as first line of office computer support within a Windows environmentKnowledge of SQL a plus

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