Job #: 2260

Title: Database Administrator


  • New York City, NY
  • Job Type:

  • Contract
  • Contract Pay Rate:
  • $25-50
    • Anywhere
    • Posted 1 year ago

    Position Summary:

    The Administrator will report directly to the Director of Major Gifts and Communications.  S/he will have primary responsibility for maintaining the agency’s fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge).  S/he will also provide support for all members of the Development team. S/he must be a critical thinker with a strong passion and interest in fundraising for a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to supporting successful re-entry from prison and promoting alternatives to incarceration. A positive, collaborative work style and comfort in a multi-cultural, multi-generational environment is extremely important.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Serve as administrator for fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge);
    Process individual contributions and acknowledgement letters and produce batch reports in close coordination with our Finance team;
    Continually update and amend database records, with an eye toward quality control;
    Produce standard and complex reports and mailing lists;
    Maintain individual donor files;
    Conduct research on prospects (individual and foundation) and current donors. Prepare donor profiles;
    Provide support in all facets of grant development, including information gathering;
    Assist with coordination of fundraising and cultivation events as needed;
    Assemble donor packets for events and meetings;
    Perform administrative tasks as needed by the Development team; and
    Other duties as required.

    BA preferred and/or 1-2 years of experience working in a relevant field;
    At least 1 year of experience using Raiser’s Edge;
    Excellent written communication skills with great attention to detail;
    Strong organizational and problem solving skills;
    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with colleagues, interns and volunteers;
    Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to manage time effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment;
    Ability to be a strong team player and willingness to work as part of a diverse team with shared responsibility and accountability;
    Strong interest in professional growth and development in the fundraising field;
    Knowledge of essential computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook);
    Strong desire to support the work of The Fortune Society by increasing unrestricted funding; and
    We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission.  Relevant personal experience is a plus.
    Travel Requirements – May require “some” travel to our Harlem site along with some city-wide donor meetings, presentations, and events as needed.


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