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Database Assistant, Development Team

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Other Fundraising
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt Location: Flexible (teleworking); Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Salary: Starting at $48,500
Closing Date: 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 our mission.

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.

Join us!

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 (RENXT) platform.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. 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 (SOPs).
    • Import and export data from RENXT to other systems being used by CDP.
    • Engage with colleagues to maximize the usefulness of data within systems and support the database manager when implementing new efficiencies.
    • Help identify strategies and tactics for using data to enhance CDP’s efforts.
  2. Maintenance of external data systems and updates (20%)
    • Send weekly reports of online gifts to the finance department.
    • 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 needed.
    • Complete additional research on new prospects as needed.
  3. 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 meetings.
    • Serve on committees and task forces at CDP as appropriate and available.
  • 1 year or more of experience working with a CRM, preferably Blackbaud RENXT, or working within a professional setting utilizing technology.
  • 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 communities.
  • Have a great sense of humor and a positive outlook when it comes to data.
  • Mission-driven
  • 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 the job.

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