Raisers Edge Database Director

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Data / Database

Wildwood School is a preeminent, progressive coed, college-preparatory day school in West Los Angeles serving 700 students from kindergarten through 12th grade on two campuses. The school is seeking a highly-skilled, collaborative Raiser’s Edge power user to join a fast-paced, dynamic, nine-person Advancement Department.

The Raisers Edge Database Director works collaboratively with other Blackbaud managers in the school and is directly supervised by the Director of Strategic Partnerships. The Director has primary responsibility for developing and executing forward-thinking database-related strategies to enhance the school’s robust fundraising and communications efforts. Additionally, the Director manages all development-related data inputting and gift processing, builds and produces high-level reporting and strategic data analyses, and helps conduct prospect research.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Visioning

Primary architect in developing Raiser’s Edge-based strategies to increase donor engagement and fundraising revenues

Campaign Management and Reporting (Annual Giving, endowment, major gifts, and capital initiatives)

Develop and produce custom reports and queries to analyze campaign performance throughout the year, including complex data analysis
Generate appeal letters; manage system of campaign volunteer assignments; prepare volunteer reports


Management of part-time Raiser’s Edge Data Entry Coordinator
May be responsible for acquiring and managing temporary data entry personal
Provide training for Raiser’s Edge users as needed
Manage implementation of newly procured Blackbaud Products, including ConnectRE

Data Management and Gift Processing

Process all contributions, record pledges, maintain accurate constituent records, and prepare donor acknowledgement communications and documentation
Develop and implement procedures to guide accurate data entry, gift processing, and reporting
Maintain policies and procedures to protect sensitive donor information
Maintain accurate donor records, including address updates through NCOA
Collaborate with colleague departments to perform data imports/exports
Generate mailing lists/labels for school publications
Collaborate with the business office to perform monthly reconciliation


Use online tools to conduct donor research
Collaborate with development staff to assist with prospect identification and cultivation strategies, including donor rating and segmentation
Track research data in Raisers Edge to maintain prospect and donor lists and profiles
Use prospect management reports to facilitate the development department’s research agenda

Essential skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, in particular, Excel
Mastery of Raiser’s Edge and related applications
A proven track record of taking Raiser’s Edge usage and protocols to the highest possible level
Ability to construct and execute high-level custom reporting and data analysis
Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment


Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of four years of experience as a database manager, preferably in an independent school or non-profit setting
Self-directed and forward thinking
A commitment to, and enthusiasm for, Wildwood’s mission, vision, and case for support

Submission Process
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, salary requirements, current resume, and related documents via email to Director of Strategic Partnership Sharon Fagen at sfagen@wildwood.org. No phone inquiries will be accepted. Competitive salary and benefits offered, commensurate with expertise.