Posted on January 16, 2013
Development Database Assistant (Part-Time)
David Lynch Foundation
David Lynch Foundation - Development Database Assistant (Part-Time)
The David Lynch Foundation seeks a part-time temporary Database Assistant to be responsible for entering and maintaining accurate gift and donor records in the donor database and for assisting Development staff to use donor data effectively.
As part of the preparation and execution phase of a development department database migration, this position will be responsible for cleaning up existing constituent data and preparing for uploading into new database solution.
This is a temporary position for the next 3-4 months, with possibility for extension.
Enter new records and update records in the donor database. To include: gifts, pledges, donor records and demographics, event registrations, contact reports, etc.;
Produce and mail pledge reminders and acknowledgements;
Generate lists for annual campaign mailing;
Generate accurate reports as needed for development staff;
- Create and run necessary reports and queries to enable a full analysis of current data in the current neon system;
- Quickly analyze existing data: update records, merge and delete duplicate records and bring existing data up to established data standards, while maintaining data integrity;
Create queries, exports, and mailing lists as needed for development activities;
- Assist the Development team in setting data standards for uniformity of data entry and ease of future reporting;
Support other users with database troubleshooting and data extraction;
Assist in developing written best practice data standards to be maintained by all development staff.
The Database Assistant will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with the development database systems of a mid- to large-sized not-for-profit institution. Extreme attention to detail and accuracy in rapid data entry is required. Experience in working in a best practices environment, working with a standard development database such as: Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge, Tessitura, etc., strongly desired.
Also required is the ability to work with minimal supervision using independent discretion and judgment and the flexibility required to support time-sensitive functions of financial development activities (such as special events).
ABOUT THE DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established in 2005 to raise funds and provide grants for the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including Transcendental Meditation, for such at-risk populations as:
The David Lynch Foundation also funds independent university and medical school research to assess the effects of TM on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.
- Underserved inner-city students
- Veterans with PTSD and their families
- Women and girls who suffer from violence and abuse
The effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs has been investigated at leading medical schools, including Harvard, Yale, UCLA and Stanford. In fact, over 340 peer-reviewed studies, including research funded by more than $26 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, document the wide-ranging benefits of Transcendental Meditation for relieving stress, improving overall health, and boosting creativity and performance.
This is a part-time, hourly position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in Midtown Manhattan. Hourly compensation of $12-$17/hour depending on experience.
Send materials to: Human Resources, The David Lynch Foundation, at:email@example.com. Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted. Please make “Database Assistant” the subject of your email.
Include your resume and the answers to these questions in a Word document or the body of your email:
- How many years of experience do you have working with databases?
- Which data platforms have you worked in?
- Have you ever been part of a database migration project?
- Have you worked in the development department of a nonprofit organization and if so, for how many years?
- What is your level of proficiency with MS Excel and MS Access?
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.