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Development Database Manager
KIPP Texas Public Schools
Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San, TX
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Organization: KIPP Texas Public Schools
JOB TITLE: Development Database Manager
ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.
In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.
KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural “North Star”:
As a Team & Family, we:
Persist with Purpose
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.
The Database Manager is responsible for overseeing the database systems required to support the fundraising activities of the Development Department. Responsibilities include managing the fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge, for the purposes of financial reconciliation and donor tracking, reporting, and cultivation. The Database Manager is also responsible for receiving and processing all financial gifts for KIPP and creating donor acknowledgements. The Database Manager will also work closely with the team on direct mail appeals. Preference will be given to candidates located in Dallas, San Antonio or Austin.
The Database Manager will:
Process financial gifts for KIPP Texas Public Schools
Record online donations, checks, wire transfers, etc. into Raiser’s Edge donation software
Prepare tax acknowledgement letters to donors while checking for grammatical/formatting errors
Generate pledge reminders
Work with the finance department to reconcile gift amounts in Raiser’s Edge with accounts receivable
Develop gift reports for received and pledged gifts to be used for KIPP Texas Public Schools budget projections
Manage and maintain the database of KIPP Texas Public Schools donors (Raiser’s Edge)
Maintain integrity of data
Ensure that all changes to donor contact information are made correctly and in a timely manner
Complete bulk uploads of event attendance, newsletter distribution, opportunities, and other development related activities in RE
Update MailChimp unsubscribes in RE after each mass email
Enhance and maintain database quality and improve efficiency of overall system
Maintain digital copies of donor files, ensuring that digital copies of gift transmittals and other pertinent information are uploaded to RE and kept current in donor records
Provide development support
Generate mailing lists as needed by development staff for all direct mail appeals, events, and donor management activities
Troubleshoot database related issues experienced by Development staff
Prepare monthly regional activity reports for Development Team, CEO, and Board members
Facilitate RE trainings for the Development Team, as needed
Assist with fundraising events
Other duties as assigned
Provide gift reports for the annual audit
Skills and Qualifications
At least 5 years of non-profit database or accounting experience
Experience working with Raiser’s Edge is required
Experience with a variety of fundraising methods and techniques including direct mail campaigns, capital campaigns, and government grants is preferred, but not required
Experience in accounting and working with auditors is helpful but not required
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Self-directed and results-oriented, demonstrating initiative and follow-through
Excellent interpersonal skills
Successfully works independently and as a member of the team
Data-driven, motivated by the relationship between accurate data and strategic decision-making
Capacity to develop new systems in addition to maintaining existing systems
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Ability to model KIPP’s values at all times
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.