University Lab of Ornithology is seeking a Membership
Data Analyst to join the Membership and Development teams.
Bridging the Lab’s science and conservation resources with the
public’s broad-ranged interests in birds and the natural world, the
Membership and Development teams use offline and online
communications to deepen connections to the Lab and grow the base
of support to feed a growing major and planned gift program.
The Membership Data Analyst plays a leadership role in the
department, guiding the team in discovering ways to streamline
existing processes which will contribute to the department’s
overall net gains.
We are looking for a candidate who is analytical and curious. We
would love to find someone who can look objectively at a problem,
collect data, and analyze an issue from all sides before coming to
a conclusion, and then provide strategic solutions. The successful
candidate will organize and manage a variety of data-related
projects, and collaborate with both internal and external
stakeholders to provide data that supports fundraising goals. This
role reports to the Director of Membership and Annual Giving.
What You Will Do
As the Membership Data Analyst, you will have the following
- Serve as an authority on membership and annual giving data;
design data collection and recommend effective alternative
solutions to meet desired reporting options; provide analysis and
guidance to department in collaboration with external agencies and
- Use Blackbaud NXT, Engaging Networks, and JCA reporting
database to analyze and segment audiences, optimize data entry
processes, find automated solutions, and complete fundraising
campaign-specific data functions.
- Build and refine queries, data exports, marketing and
transaction reports and tracking systems for all direct response
- Develop and implement data tracking systems and support quality
controls for a high functioning data entry/customer service
Membership Services team.
- Supervise individual responsible for importing/exporting lists
and provide training for processes.
This position located at the Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New
York. Preference is for location in the Ithaca area; however, a
remote worksite within New York State may be considered. Worksite
arrangements are subject to change to accommodate business
What We Offer
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. Cornell
provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access
to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local
and national retail brands, health care options to choose from,
generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health
and personal leave, 13 paid holidays (including end of year winter
break through New Year’s Day), educational benefits, and superior
What We Need from You
- Bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years relevant data management
experience or equivalent combination of education and
- A thorough understanding of data processes including import,
export and validation is essential, as well as experience with
meeting program goals and deadlines.
- Ability to understand and translate marketing and communication
goals to database setup and systems development;
- Ability to communicate well with internal constituents and the
- Must be self-motivated, team player and able to work
independently, and be equally capable of working with the
supervisor to prioritize projects and to regularly communicate
status and progress.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and
motivation for continual database refinement and improvement.
If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be
the role for you!
We would view these additional qualifications as incredibly
helpful in this role:
- 5+ years as Raisers Edge or Blackbaud NXT lead or administrator
- Extensive experience with CRM systems.
- Familiarity with and ability to manipulate data between
- Knowledge of SQL and Access.
- Quick learner, good listener, solution-oriented and a keen eye
for detail all a plus.
- Comfortable with multiple priorities.
- Familiarity with Agile sprint systems.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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