The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis
As part of collaborative Development Records and Information Strategy teams, and under the direction of the Manager, Data Records, the Data Integrity Specialist is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and improving the level of data quality and integrity in all areas of Raiser’s Edge, the Development/Advancement system of record. During peak times, may also include direct gift management and entry.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Manager, Data Records, ensure that pledges, gifts, and biographic changes are processed accurately and on a timely basis.
Provide review and organization of incoming transactions from all appropriate sources; monitor accuracy of entry.
Define or develop, run and review a variety of statistical reports showing the performance of Data Records staff, and ensure that gift processing and fulfillment times continue to improve on an ongoing basis.
Define or develop, run, and interpret various audit reports for reviewing data integrity of biographic, pledge and gift information to uncover errors or erroneous patterns; ensure that necessary corrections to the data are completed where discrepancies are found.
Identify patterns of data entry, policy, or procedure errors existing in current gift and biographical data. Research and identify the most effective methods to correct the data issue, either by using outside vendors, programming resources, temporary or existing staff; recommend policy, procedure and training materials to avoid future occurrences. Work with Manager, Data Records and Director, Development Records to enforce and train on policies and procedures
Develop an inventory, goals, and a standard timeline for all regular and ad hoc audit and data cleanup and enhancement projects. Create documentation for each project.
Develop efficient methods and formats for measuring, recording, reporting, analyzing and presenting productivity and accuracy rates and trends for all staff engaged in data management.
Assist in evaluating vendor relationships related to data correction.
Adhere to department coverage, vacation blackout periods and overtime requirements as defined by business need.
Assist in establishing, documenting, and updating written departmental policies and procedures describing gift processes, systems, rules, and guidelines.
Assist the Director in creating documentation, and developing and implementing training and orientation programs on data management policies, procedures, reports, tips, for Development Records and other AIC staff.
Proactively and continually assess processes and workflows to identify opportunities for increased efficiency and data integrity; apply standard project planning and management methodology to scope and measure impact of recommended potential projects.
Participate in the development of the entire department’s strategic goals and direction.
Monitor and participate in relevant listserves, training opportunities, user groups, publications, and professional groups to maintain a strong knowledge of developments in the fields of development, gift services, analytics, and data management.
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The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. It is encyclopedic in nature with strong holdings across all media, all traditions and all ages. The Art Institute is particularly recognized for its extraordinary Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American collections, among other aspects of its holdings. In a...ddition to housing its permanent collection, it typically stages 35-40 special exhibitions a year. In 2014, it was named by TripAdvisor travelers as the number one museum in the world, a remarkable recognition that speaks not only to the quality of the collection but to the entirety of the visitor experience.
The Art Institute welcomes between 1,400,000 and 1,800,000 visitors a year and has a membership of 100,000. The museum has an annual operating budget of approximately $110 million.
Founded in 1879, the Art Institute grew with the success of Chicago and quickly attained world class stature given the strength of its collection. The Art Institute has expanded several times in its history, most recently and notably with the opening in 2009 of the 264,000 square foot Modern Wing designed by internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano. The addition has been critically important to the museum as it not only provided much needed gallery space, but also allowed the Art Institute to reorganize its galleries to present the collection in a more logical and accessible fashion. The new addition also includes one of the largest education facilities at any museum and this center has allowed the Art Institute to expand its already impressive array of offerings.