(teleworking); Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Oct. 15, 2023
Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The
position will remain open until we have a sufficient pool of
diverse candidates who meet the job requirements, at which point we
may pause the review of new applications before the stated
deadline. Please understand you may not be contacted for several
weeks after you apply.
Ideal Start Date: Nov. 1, 2023
About the Center for Disaster Philanthropy
CDP began in 2010 with the goal of pioneering the practice of
strategic disaster philanthropy. Since then, it has grown in its
ambition, envisioning a world where the impact of disasters is
minimized through thoughtful, equitable, and responsible recovery
for all. CDP has a $33 million budget and a team of more than 20
staff members working remotely across the U.S.
CDP is a trusted partner, expert and authoritative resource
helping hundreds of individuals, foundations, and corporations
boost the impact of philanthropic giving in response to disasters
and humanitarian crises by supporting equitable recovery and
addressing root causes of vulnerabilities worldwide.
In 2022, CDP awarded $28.2 million through more than 117 grants
to 99 grantee partners worldwide; demonstrated thought leadership
through 15 webinars, 21 external commentaries, 113 blog posts, 43
featured speaking engagements and other events; and served 40
philanthropic partners through consulting efforts.
As an organization grounded in racial and intersectional
equity, our team members are deeply committed to strengthening
communities most vulnerable to disasters because of systemic
inequities. We are guided by our values of integrity, boldness and
innovation, humility, and empathy in all that we do in pursuit of
Bottom line: We aspire to walk the talk of anti-racism and to
treat each other and our partners in ways that inspire trust,
creativity, learning and care.
Be a part of our fast-growing team that offers countless ways to
help communities thrive.
Responsibilities & Duties
We are searching for a dedicated and socially conscious Database
Assistant to assist our organization’s development team in creating
and implementing strategies that ensure sustainability and
organizational growth toward our fundraising goals. This position
will work extensively within CDP’s Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge/NXT
Primary responsibilities include:
- Support data entry in Blackbaud RENXT (75%):
- Support all aspects of gift entry in RENXT.
- Maintain high data integrity and accuracy.
- Support ongoing cleaning and deduplication of records.
- Support the creation of RENXT standard operating procedures
- Import and export data from RENXT to other systems being used
- Engage with colleagues to maximize the usefulness of data
within systems and support the database manager when implementing
- Help identify strategies and tactics for using data to enhance
- Maintenance of external data systems and updates
- Send weekly reports of online gifts to the finance
- Complete matching gift verifications and reporting through
Double the Donation, Cybergrants, etc.
- Manage online donor gift processing and collaborate with the
development manager when new giving forms are requested and data is
- Complete additional research on new prospects as needed.
- Other duties as assigned (5%)
- Participate in monthly team meetings and lunch & learns,
volunteer as applicable to present on database best practices.
- Travel occasionally for professional development/in-person team
- Serve on committees and task forces at CDP as appropriate and
- 1 year or more of experience working with a CRM, preferably
Blackbaud RENXT, or working within a professional setting utilizing
- Strong comfort level and experience with Microsoft Office
applications, especially Excel.
- Excellent problem-solving skills that demonstrate a range of
other competencies, such as logic, creativity, resilience,
imagination, lateral thinking and determination.
- Analytical skills, especially as it relates to making data
“consumable” by various levels of constituents.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion when it
comes to financial data.
- Committed to serving marginalized and vulnerable
- Have a great sense of humor and a positive outlook when it
comes to data.
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Ability to work independently and remotely
- Team player
- Sense of humor
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s work environment is safe
and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full
spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliations,
ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and
all other classifications protected by law in the locality or state
in which you are working.
We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career
paths. If you don’t meet the qualifications outlined here,
please apply and tell us how your experiences would equip you for