Philanthropy and Engagement - Data and Research Specialist

Hope College Remote
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October 27, 2022
Hope College
Holland, MI

Position Title

Philanthropy and Engagement - Data and Research Specialist

Classification Title

Hourly Part Time (.5-.74


Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligibility


Philanthropy & Engagement

Job Description

Hope College is accepting applications for a part-time Data and Research Specialist responsible for updating and maintaining constituent records in the Philanthropy and Engagement database and ensuring that others in the division have accurate and complete data to support their work.

This position is part-time and features flexible hours and will include both in-person and remote work options.

The Data and Research Specialist is part of a dynamic Philanthropy & Engagement team.

Responsible for constituent data entry and updates, including contact information, employment, membership, communication, relationships and demographic information

Responsible for entering and maintaining information to support the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts of the Philanthropy and Engagement Division

Handle large data entry and database clean-up projects

Communicate with team and campus partners informing them of relevant updates

Communicate with constituents as necessary to obtain missing information

Handle a high volume of confidential material

Promote and actively contribute to a positive team culture

Embrace and advance the values and contributions of diversity, equity and inclusion

Other duties as assigned


Associate’s degree or work experience through which equivalent skills have been gained

Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality in all aspects of work

Excellent organizational and follow-through skills

Ability to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly

Initiative and problem-solving skills

Ability to use tact, discretion, and good judgment in working with individuals and confidential information

Strong work ethic and proven ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Strong written communication skills

Proficient in MS Office applications or G Suite by Google (primarily Excel/Sheets and Word/Docs); and experience with enterprise or fundraising database systems (Raiser’s Edge or similar)

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities.

In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

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Job Posting Open Date


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Open Until Filled


Is this position available for sponsorship


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include both a cover letter and resume for consideration of this position.

Documents Needed to Apply

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