Database Specialist

Philadelphia 19103, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for a
DATABASE SPECIALIST

The Development Coordinator (Database) is responsible for updating and pulling information from our database to help Development staff better understand, analyze and identify trends and opportunities for fundraising. This position will manage our donor pipeline process, complete data hygiene projects, and optimize our software so that our fundraisers can be successful.

Key areas of responsibility include:

• Coordinate and maintain pipeline process in development database
• Create detailed reports from database for fundraising staff
• Distribute daily pledge/payment report to FRD staff
• Develop weekly/monthly standard reporting to share with FRD staff
• Distribute newly developed standard reports to appropriate Jewish Federation staff
• Assist FRD and the CDO with campaign analysis
• Assist in reviewing preliminary donor data before direct mail, phone-a-thon and telemarketing solicitations
• Manage special affinity mailings and assist with acknowledgement process
• Complete data hygiene projects in database
• Assist with annual projects such as worker assignments, updating committees and the nomination process

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Two to four years of related experience in reporting and administrative support
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good organizational skills
• Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with donors and their representatives, internal clients and other Jewish Federation personnel.
• Proven experience in working with relational database systems
• Understanding of reporting techniques, tools, and methods
• Broad understanding of the use of donor databases or Constituent Relationship Management systems
• Comfort and effectiveness translating between end users’ needs and database output
• Familiarity with PC’s and applicable software
• Accuracy in data entry

Our Mission:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's mission is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources to address the community's most critical priorities in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and around the world.

Contact: Human Resources

E-Mail: [email protected]

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