Donor Database Specialist
at Eden Autism

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

Job Description

Company Overview

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Eden is a community-services provider and not-for-profit organization, serving children and adults with autism for over 40 years. Founded in 1975, Eden began as a small, family-oriented school for individuals with autism and today offers classes from pre-K through age 21. In addition, Eden provides services for adults with autism including residential and employment programs, as well as providing clinical and training support for families and professionals.


We have an exciting career opportunity for a Donor Database Specialist who will manage and maintain the DonorPerfect database (DP), ensuring the accuracy of donor and prospect records, the daily recording and acknowledging of contributions including grants and sponsorships, and the efficiency, integrity, and security of the system. In addition, the Donor Database Specialist will produce reports and analytics as requested by the Assistant Director of Fundraising and the Chief Development Officer, and train colleagues on limited use of the system as indicated by their role in the organization. The highly talented individual must demonstrate a passionate commitment to Eden’s mission and the desire to deliver in a high-value and mission-driven organization.

Primary Responsibilities

Database Management

•         Manage DP including regular maintenance, user accounts, global changes, reporting, queries, data integrity, and related online forms to achieve the goal of providing current, consistent, and accurate data.

•         Receive and record daily donations in DP; transmit to Finance Department.

•         Process matching gifts.

•         Develop and deliver clear and accurate tracking and reporting systems.

•         Maintain operating procedures for entry and reporting of gifts.

•         Stay informed and timely on DonorPerfect upgrades, products, and training. 

•         Organize, coordinate, and maintain the integrity of hardcopy donor records system.


Event Support

•         Produce mailing lists from DP for communications such as invitations, newsletters, and direct mail.

•         Process all event sponsorships, ticket revenue, and other donations.

•         Provide on-going and day-of assistance for donor events.


Revenue Reconciliation

•         Perform regular reconciliation with Finance Department.

•         Process and track pledges and invoices; prepare related communication to donors.

•         Manage credit card gift processing; ensure compliance; follow and document appropriate steps; make recommendations for changes based on new security protocols that are established.

•         Support annual audit led by the Finance Department.


General Administration

•         Produce acknowledgement letters.

•         Process and track department expenses.

•         Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Associate’s degree

Experience:  Minimum two (2) years of experience in donor database management or related non-profit work.

Other Requirements: Valid driver’s license with record in good standing (5 points or less) and proof of personal car insurance.


Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

  • Discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Superior attention to detail and record-keeping.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Organized and dependable with respect to timelines, deadlines, budgets, and schedules.
  • Able to perform in a fast-paced team environment while multiple events and projects are being executed simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in donor database systems (DonorPerfect preferred), event management systems (Greater Giving and Raisin preferred) and Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis (primarily local) to provide support to events.

How to Apply 

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume along with a cover letter to:   [Click Here To Join].

Eden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cover Letter: Required

Salary Requirement: Required

Job Snapshot

About Us

If you’re looking for a rewarding and inspiring work environment, and are committed to making a difference in the lives of people with autism, we’d like to hear from you!

Eden Autism is a recognized leader in treating children and adults with autism, with more than four decades of best practice experience. Unique among our peers, Eden provides a lifetime of support—from the point of diagnosis through the school years and into adulthood.

Grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis, our expertise includes early intervention programs, pre-K through age 21 education, adult residential and employment programs, and support and training for families and professionals. Nationally recognized for providing education and training in autism, our highly regarded programs have been implemented in schools and other settings across the country.

We are always searching for talented, energetic people who share our mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism. As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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