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Advancement Database Associate (Raiser's Edge)

Palmer Staffing Services
Washington, Washington DC, United States

Title: Database Administrator

Location: Washington, D.C.,

Not a remote opportunity, candidates must reside in the DC area and be able to work M-F full-time.

Status: Direct Hire

Salary: 55K

Palmer Staffing is seeking a organized, detail-oriented database associate for an exciting opportunity with a DC organization. The ideal candidate will be highly detail oriented, comfortable using and entering data into various database platforms, and have a commitment to accuracy and efficiency in managing data related to all administrative offices within the organization.


  • Manage database changes and re-designs
  • Analyze database issues and troubleshoot or configure the database accordingly
  • Drive automation of code
  • Monitor database performance to ensure high levels of security and speed
  • Assist the Director of Advancement Operations with overall database responsibilities, including data entry and integration of data among campus-wide database applications.
  • Prepare monthly revenue, academic, and various reports for senior leadership, and run database queries and pulls for various communications, development outreach, reports, or other needs.
  • Maintain data accuracy and consistency for administrative databases by running regular built-in utilities and custom-built routines and processes.
  • Support the development of and adherence to campus-wide database and business process policies and procedures, and regularly analyze and troubleshoot data entry and maintenance processes to recommend more streamlined, efficient methods.
  • Assist with database projects such as cleanups, upgrades, conversions, and additional implementations.
  • Stay up-to-date with latest campus-wide database applications especially Blackbaud technologies and software releases.
  • Take on additional database responsibilities as skill set increases.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Experience using education, fund-raising, and school business-office related software.
  • Experience with Blackbaud software, specifically: Education Management, Raiser's Edge NXT, Smart Tuition, and Financial Edge NXT a major plus but not required.
  • Experience with Windows Desktop Operating Systems.

Skills & Abilities

  • A collaborative and collegial working style: must be a team player; with a positive, problem solving approach
  • The ability to both work cooperatively with others and work independently.
  • The ability to problem-solve, think critically, and maintain and improve process efficiencies.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to organize workflow to manage large volumes of data or undertake multiple tasks at one time and prioritize accordingly.

How To Apply: Please respond with your resume for consideration. We welcome all candidates that meet the REQUIRED qualifications with recent relevant experience. Palmer Legal Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.

? About Us: Palmer is an award winning staffing agency offering direct hire, temp-to-hire, and temporary placements for administrative, management, executive, legal and more. We represent more than 500 of the finest law firms and legal departments in the DC area.

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