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Assistant Director, Advancement Systems (Salesforce Development and Administration)

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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
| Wesleyan’s Information Technology Services (ITS) is agile, energetic, and collaborative with dedicated support for professional development and staff creativity. Enterprise Systems manages all the enterprise platforms for the University.

Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Systems, the Assistant IT Director for Advancement Systems is a leader inITSand Enterprise Systems. TheITSAdvancement systems team supports the University’s Advancement Office, which has recently launched the public phase of a $600 million comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Position description:
  • Provide strategic technical leadership in collaboration with Advancement’s Database Administrator for all Advancement systems.
  • System expert on the configuration and programming of Salesforce-based Affinaquest DonorCRMand its integration points using SnapLogic.
  • Vendor management for all applications (Salesforce Marketing Cloud; Linvio; etc.).
  • Translate business needs and guide project life cycle, implementation, process development, change management and reporting. Keeps abreast of emerging platforms/technologies as they relate to Advancement/Fundraising.
  • Manage the professional development, training, and expectations of direct reports.
  • Manage theEMSscheduling and Master Calendar software and integrations with Workday, the PeopleSoft Student System for classroom scheduling, the Anthology System for Student Engagement, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
  • Contributing member of the user communities for all applications used.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is a hybrid position with on-campus and remote work schedules.

Remote work is only considered for residents of MA, VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, or NY. (Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible work experience in Enterprise Systems (or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience).

Demonstrated experience in Salesforce configuration, implementation, and integration of platforms.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment.

Demonstrated experience in leading teams, including project teams.

Demonstrated ability to provide superior client service to all levels of the organization.

Demonstrated skill in analyzing, understanding, and focusing on the most important aspects of business requirements.

Knowledge of Salesforce development and administration.

Experience in modern Integration Techniques including APIs.

Effective written and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability and willingness to grasp and use new concepts and tools.

Understanding functional business needs and translating them into technical solutions.

Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical colleagues.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact professionally with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advancement Platform Systems
  • Relational databases (e.g. Oracle,SQLServer)
  • Experience with Donor CRMs
  • Experience with University Scheduling and Calendaring Systems.
  • Experience with Mass Email Solutions
  • Experience withEMS,DBAMP, SnapLogic, and Apsona
  • Salesforce Administrator or Developer Certification

Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by March 29, 2024 , when first review of applications will begin.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University's Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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