The Database Specialist will directly support the fundraising efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago by serving as the subject expert of Raiser’s Edge. This position is responsible for gift entry, generate reports for development and finance departments, database administration, and maintenance. Must have complete knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Process gifts, pledges and other donations on a timely basis and ensure accuracy of information.
Work with the finance team to reconcile donations on ensure timely and accurate recording of financial transactions and the submission of required financial reports.
Create and produce regular and ad-hoc reports for development and finance departments, identifying discrepancies and streamline data imports and exports.
Optimize database for fundraising mailing efforts; including merging, proofing, printing and preparing donor acknowledgements.
Establish standard operating procedures for data entry reporting, ongoing data clean-up projects and other necessary tasks to ensure integrity of the database.
Assist with special events or projects as directed.
Bachelor degree preferred. Education requirement may be waived in lieu of four years relevant experience in a similar role.
At least two years of experience in administrative and/or support role in nonprofit
High proficiency with Raiser’s Edge data management software and Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to organize projects and tasks efficiently, meet deadlines and perform an array of duties in a fluid environment, both independently and as a team member.
Possess ability to effectively and succinctly communicate complex information to a diverse audience.
Maintains ongoing proactive and supportive communication with supervisors, volunteers and staff.
Possess exceptional attention to detail as to ensure accuracy of reports.
Possess strong interpersonal skills to strengthen and maintain effective relationships with members and stakeholders.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
As a leading provider of expert after-school services in Chicago for the past 112 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) offer a safe haven where youth may learn and grow during the most hazardous time of day.
With 21 locations serving nearly 1,800 children per day, BGCC focuses its efforts on Chicago’s most economically-challenged neighborhoods and most in-need families. We provide young people ages 6 to 18 with a stable, safe and stimulating environment – a place where they receive the tools they need to have a great future.