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Development Database Assistant

Company: The Conservation Fund
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Conservation Fund

TITLE : Development Database Assistant

LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Operations/Development


REPORTS TO: Director of Systems, Development


LOCATION: Arlington, VA. Hybrid schedule available.


The Development Database Assistant is responsible for a variety of tasks related to the operations of the Development Team and reports to the Director of Systems for Development. The Development Database Assistant is responsible for processing all gifts made online; assisting with processing gifts made via check, wire and stock; providing data capture support for the Frontline Fundraisers on the Development Team and will work extensively with our Raiser's Edge CRM. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, organized and comfortable with a workload that will shift fluidly between time-sensitive projects. This is a fast-paced, exciting opportunity to join an innovative team with a 35+ year history of making a real, tangible difference in the national conservation landscape.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage gift processing, including new record creation in Raiser's Edge, for gifts made online via The Conservation Fund's website, Facebook, and through aggregators, gifts of stock and matching gifts.
  • Process and attach in Raiser's Edge via Papersave outsourced tax acknowledgement letters.
  • Regularly update donor information that is supplied by printer following large mailings.
  • Manage the organizing and scanning of our archived hard copy donor documentation into Raiser's Edge via Papersave.
  • Support Development Operations team members by providing back up on projects during peak times and vacations, including but not limited to tax acknowledgement letters.
  • Additional special projects related to the broader Development Team, as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • 1-3 years of work experience (internships and volunteer experience included), ideally in a nonprofit Development department.
    • Organized, detail-oriented and strong work ethic.
    • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required.
      • Experience working with Raiser's Edge and other Blackbaud products.
      • Knowledge of environmental/conservation nonprofits.
      • Experience working directly with customers/donors.
      • Conservation experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. WORK ENVIRONMENT
          • Work is performed in an office setting.
          • This position does require sporadically working long hours and/or weekends.
          • Estimated travel - 0%. COMPENSATION and BENEFITS

            The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000, and the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more.

            This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

            Please submit cover letter and resume with application

            Apply at

            To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit .

            Frequently cited statistics show that women and people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, The Conservation Fund encourages you to apply.

            The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.


Keywords: The Conservation Fund, Arlington , Development Database Assistant, IT / Software / Systems , Arlington, Virginia

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