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Web Design Specialist-Marketing ~ Show Details

Web Design Specialist - Marketing
Information Technology/Butler University


Butler University is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Web Design Specialist in the web development area.  An individual in this role will work closely with the Marketing and Communications department in conjunction with Information Technology to advance the University mission in communicating to our constituents by way of web technologies.  The position will be partially embedded, co-located within the Marketing and Communications team as well as within Information Technology on an 80% to 20% schedule.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Front-end web development for www.butler.edu and internal websites
• Ongoing support of University websites
• Website troubleshooting
• Test web usability, as necessary per project
• Ensure cross-browser compatibility
• Continuous development and implementation of web standards
• Ability to define requirements and facilitate discussions in a team environment
• Collaborate with back-end web developers and team members to project completion
• Provide technical support in the University's digital marketing efforts
• Strong customer service orientation
• Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism
• Written documentation when necessary

COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science or a related field
• Minimum 2 years of web development experience
• Proficiency in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Wordpress
• Development within a CMS environment (e.g., Umbraco, Drupal)
• Experience with common JavaScript libraries (e.g., jQuery)
• Experience with creating and parsing RSS and JSON feeds
• Knowledge of popular web browsers and DOM inconsistencies
• Awareness of responsive design techniques and development for mobile devices
• Practical experience with plug-in browser developer tools
• Familiarity with Microsoft .NET and PHP, or a drive to learn
• Graphic design tool experience (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite)

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to ithiring@butler.edu .

Operations Manager-Schrott Center for the Arts INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY/LEAD CANDIDATE IDENTIFIED ~ Show Details

Operations Manager
Schrott Center for the Arts/Butler University

INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY/LEAD CANDIDATE IDENTIFIED

Butler University seeks an Operations Manager for the 425-seat Schrott Center for the Arts.  The Operations Manager will run the day-to-day operations of the building. 

Responsibilities:

• Schedule all dance, music, and theatre performances, art exhibits and other events in the building in conjunction with the Jordan College of Fine Arts and the Schrott Production Manager
• Establish operational procedures and protocols for use of the building
• Evaluate, select and implement box office software
• Select, train and supervise audience management/front-of-house and box office staff
• Oversee budgets and implement financial procedures
• The Operations Manager will teach one (1) course each semester in the Arts Administration Department

Requirements:

• Master's degree (or equivalent experience) in the performing arts, arts management or event management
• At least three (3) years of significant experience working in performing arts or event management
• Experience in training and supervising student workers
• Experience in development of box office procedures
• Background in budgeting and financial reporting
• Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
• Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours

To apply:  Send resume, cover letter and 3 references electronically to: murness@butler.edu

ADA Technology Compliance Analyst ~ Show Details

ADA Technology Compliance Analyst
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Position Responsibilities:
• Facilitate a technological campus-wide ADA accessibility audit
• Establish and ensure campus-wide ADA accessibility and compliance for all electronic and information technology systems, including web-based information and applications
• Collaborate with Instructional Designers within the Center for Academic Technology to create ADA accessible on-line and on-ground coursework
• Work closely with relevant faculty/staff across campus to ensure equitable  ADA access for  all technological aspects of Butler courses including their interface with learning management systems
• Develop and present training programs, and  provide individual consultations, to campus community with regards to ADA  technological/electronic access
• Create policy, under supervision of director, regarding university expectations for ADA compliance for technology, electronics, websites, captioning, and electronically presented coursework materials
• Provide technical support for assistive technology as needed
• Work with departments on campus to develop procurement policies that support the purchase of ADA accessible technological and electronic products and services
• Provide direct assistive technology and technical departmental support to students/staff members in Student Disability Services
• Research, assess, and address campus-wide compliance-based responsibilities regarding captioning
  

Position requirements:
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
• Two to four years related and progressively responsible experience required; higher education experience preferred
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in a self-directed manner under supervision
• Demonstrated organizational ability
• Demonstrated understanding of ADA requirements as they relate to technological access
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

To apply:  Please visit www.careerbuilder.com and enter keywords "Butler University".  Follow the instructions to upload your resume and a cover letter that details your interest in this position.

Arts Administration Community Partnership Coordinator Part-Time, 9-Month ~ Show Details

Arts Administration Community Partnership Coordinator
Part-Time, 9-Month
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

The Community Partnership Coordinator is a 9-month, 24hr/week position that will work within the Arts Administration Department of the Jordan College of the Arts to further develop and implement an enhanced plan for experiential learning and internships for Arts Administration majors. The Partnership Coordinator will work in conjunction with current arts administration faculty and staff to assess current and create new community/student relationships and opportunities. This position reports to the Arts Administration department chair, and works in collaboration with the appropriate University offices throughout the university.

Responsibilities:
• Working with the faculty and staff of the Arts Administration Department, to develop a strategic plan to strengthen Butler University's commitment to community engagement and experiential learning in conjunction with the Jordan College of the Arts Dean and appropriate University departments and goals
• Maintaining cooperative working relationships with students, staff, faculty, city arts organizations, and the community   
• Monitoring the quality of all experiential learning opportunities to ensure appropriate student learning objectives
• Assisting students in securing internship sites, including review of resumes and cover letters
• Coordinating administrative aspects of experiential learning/internship placement for arts administration students
• Enhancing and developing relationships with arts and community contacts
• Developing and implementing internal and external communication methods to enhance the understanding of the Department and the College and to promote its students and programs
• Working with the Office of Communications and the Arts Marketing Specialist, assessing and reviewing related online and social media, including web development

Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in arts administration, community development or a related field
• At least 2 years professional experience in arts administration, non-profit or related field
• Ability to clearly communicate ideas and recommendations both orally and in writing
• Knowledge of and experience in the non-profit and arts community within the Indianapolis metropolitan area
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and technology skills
• Ability to function in situations requiring high degrees of collaboration, timeliness and deadlines
• Experience in supervising students at the undergraduate level
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Experience in working in an institution of higher education preferred

To apply, please visit www.careerbuilder.com and enter keywords "Butler University".  Follow the instructions to upload your resume, contact information for three (3) professional references and a cover letter that outlines your interest in and qualifications for this position.

Associate Director of Diversity Programs - International Student Services ~ Show Details

Associate Director of Diversity Programs - International Student Services
Student Affairs, Butler University

Butler University seeks a degreed professional to serve the international and multicultural student population.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

• Advise international students and organizations
• Conduct all aspects of international student orientation
• Prepare and process immigration documents in SEVIS and with USCIS
• Secure housing arrangements both on and off campus
• Assist in addressing the special needs of the international and multicultural student
• Serve as a liaison with other university offices on behalf of both international and multicultural students

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in relevant field, Master's degree preferred
• Permanent resident or citizen of the United States
• Experience working with F-1 immigration regulations including SEVIS
• Significant overseas study/living experience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with individuals from a wide range of cultures and language backgrounds
• Proficiency in a second language preferred

To apply:  Please visit CareerBuilder.com and search keywords "Butler University," include your resume, a cover letter with 3-4 paragraphs that outline your work history, why this position interests you and what you have to offer to this position and the names & contact information for three (3) professional references.

HR, Information Systems Functional Analyst ~ Show Details

HUMAN RESOURCES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS FUNCTIONAL ANALYST
Information Technology, Butler University

The Human Resources, Information Systems Functional Analyst will serve the mission of Butler University as a resource to analyze, recommend, implement and support solutions to solve complex university needs.   The position will require a working knowledge of ERP systems - in this instance, specifically within PeopleSoft HCM - with demonstrated experience in query writing.  The primary focus of this position is the support and maintenance of the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) in addition to other systems supported by the HRIS team. This individual serves as a technical point-of-contact for assigned functional areas and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. The HRIS Analyst also supports HRMS upgrades, patches, testing and other technical projects as assigned.  An important part of the duties in this role is to help ensure appropriate technology is used to meet the department's needs.  This person is the first line of support for the business area in working with the area's business systems.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
● Execute needs analysis, requirements definition, and design for system implementations
● Liaise work and communication between multiple departments
● Understand and behave toward the mission and goals of the Human Resources and Information Technology departments
● Write queries, provide reports, and establish process standards
● Develop and maintain communications with stakeholders
● Ensure business process documentation is written and appropriate
● Possess technical knowledge of departmental systems and processes
● Facilitate and perform functional user testing and train departmental resources
● Develop, modify and execute complex business processes within systems and applications
● Educate, inform, and consult with faculty, staff, and students
● Develop and maintain up-to-date professional knowledge and skills
● Plan, prioritize, coordinate and complete projects
● Backup to key office staff in department
● Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
● Foster trust and protect confidentiality
● Display interpersonal skills and manage conflict
● Manage multiple priorities and perform under pressure
● Interact effectively as a team member
● Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism
● Work independently
 
COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS
 
● Bachelor's degree with 2-5 years of systems experience (HRIS strongly preferred)
● Demonstrated proficiency with setting up and troubleshooting systems
● Evidence of strong customer service and communication skills
● Experience with PeopleSoft applications strongly preferred
● Understanding of and experience in SQL or other relevant languages
● Familiarity to ERP and relational database management as well as an eye to strategic direction in Human Resources technologies
● Certification in business area preferred (PHR,SPHR,CAPM)
  
Position will require periodic evening and weekend work hours.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ithiring@butler.edu .   Include your salary history and expectations.

Data Analyst, Advancement Services ~ Show Details

DATA ANALYST, ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
BUTLER UNIVERSITY

The Data Analyst position works in conjunction with the Advancement Services team to develop and write strong business intelligence tools in support of the University fundraising and relationship management goals.  The position reports to the Director of Advancement Services and is responsible for collaborating with the Director and other leadership within Advancement and throughout the University.  A strong candidate will have a solid understanding of data theory and experience with data manipulation, and retrieval functions, as well as experience with Oracle PL-SQL and reporting tools, such as Crystal Reports.  Experience troubleshooting and providing technical support strongly preferred. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Writing and modifying SQL reports for the offices of development, research, and alumni relations
• Designing processes and applications to assist in data management and  ensure data accuracy and integrity
• Working with others within Advancement and throughout the University to create new reports necessary to fulfill objectives
• Other duties and tasks as assigned

Skills required:

• An undergraduate degree is required
• Candidates with one or more years of proven experience or ability to further learn SQL and report formatting software, such as Crystal Reports, is required
• Experience with relational databases and data intensive projects preferred and experience with Advance a plus
• Ability to create test plans and test cases for data projects to ensure data quality
• Familiarity with various data formats, data theory and ability to transfer data between text files, database format, and mail / word processing merge applications is preferred
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work under time constraints are also required
• Commitment to professional growth will serve the candidate and University well

To apply please visit CareerBuilder and search for the key words "Butler University"; please include a cover letter and resume.

Senior Human Resources Generalist ~ Show Details

Senior Human Resources Generalist
Butler University

Butler University is seeking an experienced individual for the new position of Senior Human Resources Generalist.  Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Human Resources, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and administering human resource plans and procedures for all University personnel as well as controlling the activities of the Human Resources department. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Compensation Management, FMLA/Workers' Compensation, HRIS Management (PeopleSoft preferred) and Training & Development.
 

 Responsibilities:
• Develops and administers various human resources plans and procedures for all University personnel.
• Plans, organizes, and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
• Implements and annually updates compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool (salary budget); analyzes compensation; monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
• Works with employees regarding FMLA leave to: provide information about the leave, respond appropriately within time frames required by law when such leave is requested, determine eligibility for leave based on current regulations, work with the third party FMLA administrator to provide the appropriate forms within the required time frames track ongoing FMLA leave usage and administer appropriate pay benefits associated with FMLA.
• Prepares worker's compensation accident reports and transmits within required time frames and works with injured employees and their departments to implement Early Return to Work program by facilitating agreement on modified job duties. Maintain OSHA 300 and 301 documents.
• Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; change reporting, approving invoices for payment and annual re-evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness.
• Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
• Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars. Maintains company organization charts and employee directory.
• Daily transactions and administration of employee information in PeopleSoft.
• Develops, implements and monitors training programs to include soft skills and compliance training.
• Evaluates reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
• Completes special projects by clarifying project objective, setting timetables and schedules, conducting research, developing and organizing information and fulfilling transactions.
• Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

  
Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:
• A bachelor's degree and five (5) years Human Resources experience, OR
• A master's degree in Human Resources Management and four (4) years' experience in the HR field, OR
• Nine (9) years' experience in the HR field, OR
• Any appropriate combination of education and experience
• Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred
• Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite)
• Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Performance management
• Training management
• Maintaining employee files
• Conflict resolution
• Employment law
• Project management
• General office experience
• Reporting skills

No relocation assistance offered with this position.

To apply, please visit www.careerbuilder.com and enter keywords "Butler University".  Follow the instructions to upload your resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in and qualifications for this position. 

Vice President for Advancement ~ Show Details

Vice President for Advancement
Advancement, Butler University

Founded in 1855, Butler University is a nationally recognized master's comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University's six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, 8 pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs to a student body of approximately 4,700. The student-to-faculty ratio at Butler is 11:1 and the average undergraduate class size is 20. The University supports over 44,000 active alumni living in all 50 states and nearly 80 countries worldwide. Butler's endowment is valued at $186.4M and its alumni giving rate is 23%. Having recently concluded The Campaign for Hinkle Fieldhouse, Butler University is now poised to begin the largest capital campaign in its history.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will provide leadership for all areas of the University Advancement division, which include: development; alumni and parent programs; corporate and foundation relations; annual giving; planned giving; constituent services; and donor relations. In collaboration with the President and other members of the University's leadership team, the Vice President for Advancement will develop an unprecedented culture of philanthropy at Butler University and create and implement approaches to raising the financial resources required to achieve the University's strategic plan, Butler 2020. In addition to her/his leadership role, the Vice President will manage a portfolio of high-level donors and prospects. As a leading representative of University, s/he will exemplify The Butler Way, earn the trust of Butler constituents, and inspire them to share their time, talent, and treasure with the University in transformative and sustainable ways. S/he will demonstrate and demand the highest standards of excellence; build a cohesive, creative, and high-performing staff; and optimize Butler's use of analytics and relationship-management technology to ensure that the division aggressively sets and achieves its objectives.

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in advancement, including at least 7 years of senior leadership experience within a large, complex organization. S/he will also have demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and closing major capital campaigns; effectively managing successful teams; and personally identifying, cultivating, and closing gifts in the seven and eight-figure range. S/he must possess exceptionally strong analytical and financial skills; must lead with integrity; and must be an innovative, decisive, and collaborative leader who empowers and inspires others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Advises the President, Board of Trustees, and Executive Council on all matters related to advancement, development, and the capital campaign.
• Provides leadership for all areas of the University Advancement division, which include: development; alumni and parent programs; corporate and foundation relations; annual giving; planned giving; constituent services; and donor relations.
• Oversees the successful development, implementation, and closing of the University's next major capital campaign.
• Creates and implements mission-appropriate approaches to raising the financial resources required to achieve the University's strategic plan, Butler 2020.
• Develops an unprecedented culture of philanthropy at Butler University.
• Manages a portfolio of high-level donors and prospects.
• Builds a cohesive, creative, and high-performing staff team.
• Skillfully utilizes analytics to ensure that the division aggressively sets and achieves its objectives.
• Ensures that Butler's data and relationship-management technology is optimal in functionality, efficiency, and security as it supports the University's advancement goals.
• Publicly represents Butler as a key University leader and spokesperson.
• Is willing to subscribe to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and the Donor's Bill of Rights endorsed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
• Other duties as assigned.

Extensive travel is required. The Vice President for Advancement must be willing to travel, both domestically and internationally, to successfully fulfill this leadership role.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
 1015 years of advancement experience with increasing levels of leadership, including at least 7 years of senior leadership experience within a large, complex organization.
 Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and closing major capital campaigns.
 Proven ability to effectively manage successful teams and retain talented employees.
 Demonstrated success in personally identifying, cultivating, and closing gifts in the seven and eight-figure range.
 Exceptionally strong analytical skills.
 Proven ability to influence and gain consensus through input from many sources. Must be a collaborator who empowers and inspires others, while also being a decisive leader who takes action to drive the University forward.
 Proven ability to engage and foster a diverse community of University constituents.
 Demonstrated interest in higher education; desire to work closely with faculty and staff across the University; prior experience in higher education valued.
 Outstanding relational, verbal, written, speaking, and listening skills. Ability to articulate a bold strategic vision for the future and to build a division capable of achieving and sustaining that vision.
 Outstanding leadership qualities: good judgment, honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness.

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information or to have a confidential conversation please contact:
Search Consultant: Laurie Woodhouse at lauriewoodhouse@yahoo.com

Alternately, interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to:
president@butler.edu

Vice President for Enrollment ~ Show Details

Butler University
Vice President for Enrollment

Founded in 1855, Butler University is a nationally recognized master's comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University's six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision-making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities.

The Position
Reporting to the President and Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment will provide leadership in all areas of strategic enrollment management for the University. In collaboration with the President, Provost, and college deans, the Vice President for Enrollment will develop and execute a strategic enrollment plan to enhance the academic profile, diversity, and approaches to student financial assistance. The Vice President will engage and collaborate with faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and other constituents through the recruitment, yield, matriculation, and academic orientation processes. The Vice President will partner with Marketing and Communications to develop and execute a differentiated marketing strategy for the prospective student audience, bringing the Butler story to life through an efficient communications flow, impactful counselor-driven messaging, and unparalleled campus visit experiences. In addition, the Vice President will maintain fiscal responsibility and leadership for the strategic management of the financial assistance programs while advancing the University's need for revenue growth; and make data-informed decisions for allocating staff and financial resources to achieve enrollment goals. The Vice President leads a staff of 40 and manages a budget of $4.1 million. Direct reports to the Vice President are the Director of Admission and the Director of Financial Aid.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a master's degree or equivalent and a minimum of seven to ten years of experience in enrollment management, including a demonstration of increasing leadership across time. The successful candidate also will have a demonstrated record of success building effective collaborations with internal and external constituents to set and achieve enrollment goals, implementing financial aid strategy to attain institutional goals, and responding to market trends in higher education. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of success in recruiting diverse student populations; strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and utilize data and predictive modeling in planning and decision-making; and excellent communication skills and the ability to share enrollment management knowledge in an articulate and compelling way to a variety of audiences.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at mah@sjgsearch.com.
SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group
Butler University - Vice President for Enrollment
Mark A. Hall, Senior Associate
Visit the Butler University website at www.butler.edu

Director of Annual Giving-Advancement ~ Show Details

Director of Annual Giving - Advancement
Butler University

Butler University is seeking a Director of Annual Giving.  This position manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual gifts from constituents affiliated with Butler University.  Included is the supervision of annual campaigns for annual dollars raised to support the Butler Fund, the six academic colleges, the athletic department, and other university programs.  The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for professional and support staff supervision and the development, implementation and successful execution of fundraising plans that complement the other fundraising efforts of the Office of University Advancement.

Position Responsibilities:

• Lead a team of five (an associate director, assist. director, two engagement officers and an administrative assistant) to meet and surpass annual goals
• Create and manage a strategic and comprehensive communications plan for the annual giving program to include specific goals, objectives and actions that will increase the number of gifts and gift dollars received by Butler University through direct mail, Telefund, electronic and personal solicitation techniques
• Develop quantitative and qualitative benchmarks to measure results and to market the annual giving program through recognizable images, messages and techniques
• Cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from individuals through the Ovid Butler Society (OBS) program and serve as a liaison to the volunteer Alumni Association Board of Directors
• Develop customized strategies as appropriate in conjunction with university colleges and programs
• Plan and oversee the implementation of special annual giving programs that include but are not limited to reunion giving, parent giving, faculty-staff giving, matching gifts, senior class and student giving, and recognition societies
• Arrange for, and host, hospitality events for donors and prospective donors
• Generate and review all materials relating to the RuffaloCODY master's site program including recruitment and training materials, calling scripts and talking points, commitment acknowledgments and reporting
• Manage annual  budget to accomplish the specific objectives and goals for the Office of Annual Giving
• Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree required
• A minimum of three (3) years of director-level annual fund experience, preferably within a higher education setting
• Demonstrated record of significant ability to develop and implement solicitation strategies that ensure increased and sustained growth in the number of donors and the total dollars raised through annual giving programs, particularly related to alumni participation and unrestricted giving
• Successful management of special projects working with cross-functional team
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage and mentor a development staff
• Willingness to travel and to work occasional evenings and weekends

Letters of interest should include a resume and three (3) current professional references.  Please send correspondence to Amorelle Gunst, agunst@butler.edu

Advancement Researcher ~ Show Details

Advancement Researcher
Butler University

Position Summary:
The Advancement Researcher conducts research in support of Butler Administration and University Advancement.  In addition, this position identifies and qualifies prospects for the purpose of major gift solicitation, and sometimes higher level annual fund solicitation, for all fundraising initiatives throughout the University.  S/he must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding constituent information and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  

Position requires a well developed customer-service orientation and attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple deadlines at one time.  Proficiency in accurately identifying, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating information on university constituents and prospects, coupled with demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication are essential.  S/he should have knowledge of the APRA International Research Fundamentals Skills Set and ability to apply previous experiences to the job. 

S/he should have significant aptitude and experience with computers and relational databases.  A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with a variety of research resources and tools including but not limited to, electronic wealth-screening and data acquisition services, news databases, and business directories.  S/he will have the ability to assess quality of resources and make recommendations that are most appropriate for specific information needs.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare thoughtful, concise, relevant, research on individual, corporate and foundation prospects in a professional format.  Utilize sources of public information to gather, interpret, organize and analyze meaningful background in support of individual, corporate and foundation profiles.

• Work with assigned development/engagement officers to grow and develop a portfolio of major gift prospects in support of University fundraising priorities.
• Continually screen newspapers and periodicals for financial and background information about donors and prospects.  Work with other staff to ensure timely updates to the central database when appropriate.

• Actively look for opportunities to support the identification of prospects with capacity to give at the major gift level within assigned territory and in support of overall department projects and goals.

• Support document management and Imaging through forward scanning, and / or adjusted methods for getting documents gathered in the research process into Singularity. 
Requirements:
• Undergraduate degree is required
• Candidates with at least one year of successful prospect research experience, corporate and foundation research and experience in college/university advancement will receive the highest consideration.  Significant aptitude with research methods and experience with computers and relational databases are required. 
• Experience with Advance or other relationship database a plus. 
• Excellent written communication skills and a clear, concise writing style are key skills to this position.  A sense of curiosity and enthusiasm about learning and commitment to professional growth will serve the candidate and University well.

To apply: Please visit careerbuilder.com and search keywords "Butler University." Please include your resume and cover letter.

 

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.