POSITION AVAILABLE: DEVELOPMENT + DATABASE ASSOCIATE
ABOUT WESTERN STATES CENTER
Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, Western States Center works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy. For over 30 years, we’ve played a catalytic role in working with community partners to build people-centered movements, develop new leaders, and shift culture – all with an eye on the prize of an inclusive democracy where all people can live, love and work free from bigotry and fear.
Today, we are retooling and expanding to meet the urgent challenges facing our country and the growing threat of white nationalism and organized bigotry. Our work is built upon four pillars: Movement Building, Leadership Development, Shifting Culture, and Defending Democracy. In 2019 we will focus on advancing our efforts in each of these areas and increasing engagement with the stakeholders that help fuel our success.
In this new role, we’re seeking a dedicated and talented Development + Database Associate to help take our donor recruitment and stewardship practices to the next level. If you consider yourself a data wonk with a passion for social justice and a commitment to outstanding donor service, then this may be the career move you’ve been seeking!
Top candidates for this position will bring at least two years of Salesforce experience, knowledge of nonprofit fundraising, and the drive to go all in on helping our small-but-mighty team meet its development goals. We’re doubling down on our Salesforce database that was never quite dialed in to serve us well. But the Development + Database Associate will change all that. This full-time role will ensure the success of our database upgrades and show us all the bells and whistles that we’ve been missing. They will bring vital expertise and a collaborative attitude to instituting the data best practices that will help us expand our donor-centered fundraising programs.
The Development + Database Associate will be supervised by the Director of Development and will be an important member of our development team. We’re looking for someone with exceptional attention to detail, strong project management skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, diverse and mission-driven environment.
Supports Development Efforts
Ensures timely acknowledgement of donor gifts and data entry
Enters major donor notes and contact history into database
Performs donor and funder research
Maintains grant calendar and filing system
Assists in the production of grant proposals and reports
Assists in maintaining online donation portal content
Assists in writing letters, e-mails and other fundraising communications
Collaborates with Operations Manager to reconcile database and accounting records
Manages RSVP lists, name tags and check-in processes for events
Liaises with external vendors such as printers, designers and mail houses
Provides technical support for rapid-response campaigns and other activities as needed
Ensures smooth upgrades to and performance of Salesforce and troubleshoots any problems
Integrates Salesforce with other tools and platforms
Helps establish a dashboard for tracking fundraising goals
Develops processes for capturing and recording data from fundraising and program activities such as donor events and rapid-response campaigns
Establishes, promotes and enforces standardized data-entry practices
Produces segmented lists for fundraising, program and communications activities
Generates reports to support development, program and operational needs
Two or more years of Salesforce experience with ability to conduct data imports, queries and exports that produce detailed and accurate reports
Demonstrated experience in a development-focused role
Excellent attention to detail and time-management skills
Commitment to ethical fundraising standards and practices
Proven commitment to social justice values
Strong project management skills
Ability to thrive in a collaborative, diverse, multi-racial working environment
Deep commitment to measurable results
Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and e-mail applications
Strong technical aptitude and desire to keep up to date on the latest trends and tools
Emotionally intelligent with patience and a sense of humor
Location: This position will be based in Western States Center’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Salary & Benefits: This is a full-time exempt position. Benefits include employer-paid health and dental insurance, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation, sabbatical and professional development opportunities. Starting annual salary range is $40,000-$45,000, depending on experience.
To Apply: Please submit the following as a single PDF with your name in the file name to email@example.com with the subject line “Development + Database Associate:”
A cover letter clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you would bring to the role;
A resume detailing relevant experience, work history, technical proficiencies and accomplishments.
Applications Deadline: Friday, February 22nd. Only complete applications will be considered. Phone interviews will be held the week of February 25 and in-person interviews March 6-13. Our preferred start date is on or before April 1.
Western States Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ people, and women. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, please.