Database Specialist

Position Summary 

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Database Specialist oversees the day-to-day and long-term operations of CLC’s donor database and assures its quality, consistency, and accuracy. The position is responsible for entry and processing of all contributions to CLC from receipt through acknowledgement; for maintaining and improving the overall integrity of the donor database and its integration with other databases in use at CLC; for managing reporting and reconciliation both within the Development department and with the Finance department; for report writing and analysis in response to fundraising needs; and for ensuring that the Development department adheres to organization-wide policies and procedures on data collection, retention, and management. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Maintain an accurate donor database in Raiser’s Edge for CLC, and for all functions, including data entry, gift processing, contact records, lists, statistical reports, and analysis 

  • Enter, record, and process contributions to CLC from receipt through acknowledgement 

  • Maintain all individual and organizational records, input and update biographical, geographical, professional, financial, and other information 

  • Prepare and maintain fundraising reports and dashboards for the development team  

  • Collaborate with members of the development team to maintain accurate and timely cultivation, solicitation, gift entry, and acknowledgement processes, including maintaining moves management and/or next touchpoint for every donor 

  • Follow-up with development and other CLC staff to create contact reports after donor meetings 

  • Create weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for development, finance, and executive teams 

  • Suggest creative ways to help fundraisers maximize the use of data with the goal of deepening the understanding of donor behavior and drive increased giving 

  • Collaborate with members of the Development and Finance teams to manage reconciliation of development financial records with finance records 

  • Produce and maintain lists for all mailings and communications 

  • Develop and maintain a dynamic list of policies, procedures, and regulations for the database and its use 

  • Train and oversee other Development team members in proper use of the database 

  • Ensure compliance with CLC’s policies and procedures around data 

  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all data 

  • Assist with Development department tasks and events as needed 



  • At least two years of database experience and proficiency in Raiser’s Edge 

  • High level of attention to detail 

  • Ability to serve as the team CRM expert, providing technical support and managing all updates and backend needs 

  • Knowledge and interest in fundraising 

  • Record of successfully collaborating with staff to produce reports and analyze fundraising trends 

  • Understanding of diverse donor bases 

  • Bachelor's Degree required 


Compensation & Benefits 

We offer salary commensurate with experience plus a competitive benefits package including 401(k) match, employer-covered health, dental, vision, short- & long-term disability, AD&D, and life insurance.  


To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “Database Specialist” as the subject line in an email to [email protected] Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Please no phone calls about this position. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, record of arrest or conviction, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training. 


Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive of additional duties that may arise as business needs change.