KIPP San Antonio Public Schools

San Antonio, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate

Organization: KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
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Development Database Manager

KIPP San Antonio Public Schools

San Antonio, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate

Organization: KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
Preferred Locations:


JOB TITLE: Development Database Manager



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:

Champion Equity

Chase Excellence

Persist with Purpose

Bring Joy

Rise Together

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.

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The Opportunity

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.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Prepare reports on received and pledged donations, as requested, and provide the auditors with other requested information 

 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.