Nov 21, 2021

Development Database Specialist

  • KIPP Texas
  • Dallas,TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description

About KIPP Texas
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

Job Description

The Opportunity
The Database Specialist maintains the database systems required to support the fundraising activities of the Development department. Responsibilities include managing the donor database in Raiser's Edge for the purpose of donor tracking and gift processing. The Database Specialist is responsible for receiving and processing all financial gifts for KIPP Texas and creating donor acknowledgements. The Database Specialist will work closely with the Development team and report to the Director of Development Operations.
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage all donation processing, receipting, acknowledging, and pledge management activity in Raiser's Edge CRM system
  • Manage monthly financial reconciliation, data integrity of donation information, and data input, while adhering to departmental policies and procedures
  • Create, maintain, and execute queries and reports that track fundraising progress
  • Serve as the point person for list management and execution for mailings, e-communications
  • Support development staff on creation and distribution of newsletters, online appeals, and E-blasts
  • Work with Events Team to provide pre- and post- event support and to assist with volunteer projects
  • Manage third-party giving processes and ensure that donations received through third-party platforms are regularly processed and acknowledged
  • Support special projects as assigned by the Director of Development Operations

Qualifications

Education and Knowledge:
  • Experience in a nonprofit or fundraising environment with direct experience with data entry and gift processing
  • Experience working with Raiser's Edge is required
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
Skills:
  • Handle confidential donor information with sensitivity, integrity, and accuracy
  • Organize and prioritize work in accordance with supervisory input
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and analytic skills
  • Take action and intercept problems
  • Listen and carry out tasks with a high attention to excellence and detail
  • Function effectively with moderate supervision
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional time management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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