Assistant Director, Database & Donor Services

STATUS: Full-Time
Institutional Advancement
Director of Annual Giving & Donor Services
Work study students


The Assistant Director, Database & Donor Services is responsible for providing administrative, technical and database management support for the department of Institutional Advancement with emphasis on accurate and timely record keeping, data input and extraction, acknowledgement letters and special events.


Database management:  Blackbaud / Raiser’s Edge / Research Point

  • Manage data health, entry of new constituents, coding, clean ups
  • Maintain and manage all Blackbaud products, contracts, updates and services (Raisers Edge NXT, ResearchPoint, Greater Giving, Net Community)
  • Generate queries and reports as needed for mailing and reporting
  • Produce and maintain queries, reports, mailing lists, pledge reminders, dashboards for development staff and other CCS departments

Gift Processing:

  • Process all gifts (mail, online, honor/memorial, in-kind etc), pledges, and event related ticket purchases daily, and deliver/pick up to/from the Business Office as needed
  • Work with Business Office to reconcile gifts on a monthly basis and generate a Monthly Gift report/5 -year Fundraising report, Trustee Giving report for the VP of Institutional Advancement
  • Complete matching gift forms, gift substantiation forms, and IRS form 8282, in conjunction with Business Office, when appropriate
  • Ensure records are maintained electronically and in hard copy per policy


  • Generate and distribute weekly gift reports and receipts
  • Produce and edit acknowledgment letters for all gifts
  • Ensure proper coding of receipted gifts

Special Events:

  • Manage registration procedures using Greater Giving, Greater Giving Mobile Bidding and Raiser’s Edge Event module including event staff training, and post-event follow up reconciliation with the Business Office
  • Assist in coordinating DIWA, SEO, Auto Show, and other events; attend events as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain policies and procedures related to gift processing, data entry standards and additional as needed
  • Perform training as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area
  • Proficient computer skills to include Word, Excel and Raiser’s Edge
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities with   positive attitude
  • Commitment to attention to detail

ABOUT CCS: College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid protyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Copywriting, Advertising Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master of Fine Arts in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, and Transportation Design.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates need to submit a letter of application and resume to: 

CCS website:

Intuitional Advancement:


The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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