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Database Specialist Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Database Specialist (20 hours per week, non-exempt) Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (Portland, Oregon)

Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest operates throughout metropolitan Portland and Southwest Washington. Through a clear focus on strategic priorities, the agency grew from serving 50 children in 2002 to serving 2,371 children in 2007, making it the largest mentoring program in Oregon and the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency on the West Coast. During the same time period, the agency has successfully grown revenues from $130,000 to $3,000,000 while launching programs for high risk children, including children of incarcerated parents, foster children, children in Title I schools, and Latino, African American and Native American children. The agency boasts a high-profile, committed board of directors, an experienced and mission-driven workforce and strong community partnerships.

The Database Specialists reports to the Database Administrator and is primarily responsible for data entry and gift and pledge processing.

Primary Responsibilities:


·         Record daily agency donations in Raiser’s Edge

·         Produce acknowledgement and notification letters for signature

·         Record Kintera donations

·         Assist with transfer of Kintera donations to Raiser’s Edge

·         File and track matching gift forms

·         Assist with maintenance and updates to RE

·         Data entry from special lists

·         Assist in preparation for and at major fundraising events

·         Assist with correspondence with event participants and sponsors.

·         Maintain departmental files

·         Other duties as assigned


Knowledge and Skills: 


·         Experience with data entry, preferably Raisers Edge and Kintera

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Word and Excel

·         Ability to work independently and collaboratively


Physical Requirements:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, stand, and/or walk, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


General Requirements:


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.



Big Brothers Big Sisters is an EOE. Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] or mail to 1827 NE 44th Ave, Suite 100 Portland, OR 97213 attn: Database Specialist. This position will close on 10/28/08