Gift Entry and Donor Records Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

Make A Difference In Your Community ~ Come Join Us!

Gift Entry and Donor Records Specialist

Friends of the Children - Portland, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving high-risk children in our community, is currently recruiting for a Gift Entry and Donor Records Specialist to join our Finance team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organization that gives children an opportunity to realize their unique potential. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with an excellent work environment and benefit package.

Are you known for your love of all things data and do you understand the value and importance to the organization of accurate and timely donor and gift data entry?

Do you believe there isn’t such a thing as too much attention to detail? Are you motivated by a job well done? Are you always looking for ways to improve the outcome and be more efficient in getting there?

Finally, are you eager to research solutions to challenges, willing to learn from others and likewise able to share your knowledge and experience with them?

Do you have the following skills and experience?

• Enter and update gift and donor records in The Raiser’s Edge (RE) in order to efficiently provide accurate contribution revenue reporting and donor acknowledgment correspondence. Input daily contribution details into RE in accordance with Gift Batch Entry processes. Produce donor acknowledgement letters for signature. Scan and file signed letters in organized, retrievable manner.
• Identify database integrity/accuracy opportunities and provide research-based solutions and ongoing database maintenance in general and for individual donors. Research donor updates (i.e., relationships, addresses), update donor records as necessary and provide documentation of changes. Assist with development of routine database maintenance procedures and schedule.
• Provide database queries, lists and reporting in support of marketing campaigns, seasonal appeals and fundraising events.
• Generate pledge letters and/or invoices on monthly basis or as requested.
• Manage matching gift applications and tracking.
• Assist with procurement and attendance tracking for annual fund raising event.
• Assist with receptionist phone coverage and/or donor acknowledgement calls as requested.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Extensive experience with The Raiser’s Edge in a database environment that is integrated with general ledger software (i.e. The Financial Edge) is required. Experience with AuctionPay Event Software and/or Crystal Reports is preferred.
• Extreme attention to detail, ability to implement self-checking procedures for data entry, produce accurate correspondence and reports and edit written materials accurately and consistently
• Ability to routinely manage and prioritize daily work and meet multiple deadlines, especially during high-volume times of the year.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Self starter with high level of initiative and willingness to learn.
• Excellent project management and organizational skills.

If you have these skills and experience, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] Phone inquiries are politely declined.

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We are committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Apply by:June 25, 2011
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer

Organization Link

Friends of the Children