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Institutional Advancement Services

Director of Advancement Services


Phone: 503-768-7925                                                                                

Primary Job Functions

The Director of Advancement Services coordinates and facilitates the College’s mission in the areas of advancement services, and is responsible for the management oversight of the development and implementation of the College’s fundraising and alumni database. The Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership and long-range and short-term planning for the areas of gift processing, database integrity, reporting, data analysis, and system enhancements. The Director develops and executes strategies for continuous quality improvement in services to and communications with departments and other College constituencies that utilize alumni, donor and parent data.

The Director of Advancement Services is responsible for overseeing three key “knowledge management” functions in advancement of the organization’s fundraising and constituent engagement goals: business requirements development and documentation, business information management and analysis, and fundraising systems support. S/he monitors the integrity of the information contained in the database and determines how to translate data into usable, actionable information for the formation and execution of fundraising strategies and measures of success.

The Director develops business processes for anticipating and meeting customers’ needs. S/he ensures that all Advancement Services team members have a solid understanding of fundraising programs, strategies and information systems, and are responsible for the integrity of the database and compliant with sound financial management and donor stewardship policies and practices.