Database Manager

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Manager / Supervisor
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Data / Database

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Development team as a Database Manager.  We are looking for a candidate who can support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural fluency. 

The Database Manager supports the work of The Bush School’s Office of Development and works collaboratively with members of the Development team and other departments on campus, particularly the Business Office. The position is responsible for the school’s donor database systems, reporting, and operations, as well as prospect research.

This role ensures maximum efficiency and integrity of the information in the school’s Raisers Edge database; to provide on-going database and software needs analysis; to determine the best possible solutions for keeping the data accurate; and to create systems that offer maximum and appropriate utilization of information and technology. In addition, this position will conduct and lead prospect research by providing key reports, donor information, and strategic assessments of prospects.  This position reports to the Director of Development and requires a highly confidential and professional acumen.

About 50% of time is allocated to database management, 25% to prospect research and information management, 20% on reporting and analysis, and 5% on other campus database related projects

A qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks as listed below:

  • Maintain the highest integrity of Raiser’s Edge and supported software programs in terms of accuracy and currency; implement existing policies and programs to keep the database clean and growing in data relevant to our constituencies and our goals as a department;

  • Provide the research, data, reports, and tools for a strategic, coordinated, and systematic approach to prospect identification, cultivation, and donor engagement strategies;

  • Collaborate with team members to track fundraising activity and effectiveness, determine reporting needs, and implement existing strategies for identifying new donors;

  • Participate in department strategy development;

  • Process biographical information research and updates in Raiser’s Edge including the creation of new student/family records;

  • Ensure that constituent files are maintained in an accurate and timely fashion;

  • Perform routine database maintenance and identify areas to improve operational and reporting efficiency;

  • Identify areas for integration across other data platforms used by Development and Communications;

  • Complete timely gift processing, pledge reminders, and acknowledgement letters;

  • Work collaboratively with the Business Office to produce accurate and timely monthly and quarterly reports and reconciliations;

  • Generate industry benchmark reports and analyses as requested;

  • Manage, generate, and produce constituent lists for fundraising, specials events, and school communications and publications;

  • Upload email content and support deployment of broad-based emails through Online Express and MailChimp;

  • Work with donors and financial advisors to help provide a joyful giving experience;

  • Update and maintain operations manual for database as well as provide and deliver training to team members.

Successful candidates will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience with The Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud certified a plus, or with another donor database

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Knowledge of non-profit fundraising principles and related data needs

  • A highly developed understanding of database systems; expertise in relational database queries, import/export and reporting function, and prospect research

  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, mail merges, and other standard software applications

  • Creative problem-solving and strategic and organized thinking skills

  • Ability to accurately manage confidential information

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong process, planning, and implementation skills

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization abilities

  • Team player, self-motivated, attentive to detail, and able to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Experience working in an education setting (preferred)


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements at

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website,, for additional openings or email your resume to

All applications are appreciated and reviewed, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.