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Development Data Analyst

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.                                       

The Development Data Analyst works on database management, quality assurance of data, reporting and supporting the data-related needs of the Division with a focus on gifts and memberships.  This position requires attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively.  Raiser’s Edge is the primary database used to manage gift processing, membership processing, events and other donor-related functions.


  • Prepare data related service requests on a regular basis such as mailing lists, dashboards, queries and reports.
  • Routinely audit data to ensure integrity using queries and reports to identify areas of improvement.
  • Generate various reports related to gifts and memberships. Accurately report on financial and constituent data.
  • Maintain additions and updates for constituent records in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Assist with gift processing, membership processing, and event registration as required.
  • Assist with training as needed.
  • Assist with volunteer opportunities within the Division.
  • Assist the director and manager as needed.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university; and one or more years of related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Must have knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) software; Internet tools; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of the not-for-profit industry. 
  • Distinguish between various gift types (cash, pledge, stock, in-kind, match, etc.) and donor types (individual, estate, corporate, foundation and government).
  • Must have familiarity with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, including understanding of proposals, actions, and queries, and an ability to develop queries and exports, a plus.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.  Detail oriented.
  • Ability to gather data, analyze information and prepare reports.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and outstanding customer service skills.
  • Assist with volunteer opportunities within the Division, on occasion.

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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