Position Title:

Development Database Specialist

Position Hours:


Reports To:

Associate Director of Development

Lazarus House Ministries started 39 years ago with a challenge from Mother Teresa (yes, THAT Mother Teresa) to a Marist Brother to make a difference in Lawrence. In the decades since, Lazarus House has earned a reputation as a trusted faith-based nonprofit in the Merrimack Valley. Food, shelter, work preparation, advocacy and clothing are our core strengths and we are committed to innovating to serve our community’s evolving needs best.

Lazarus House Ministries offers an opportunity to work among a diverse group of dedicated professionals. You can make a real difference in the lives of families and individuals struggling with food insecurity, poverty and homelessness. This good service is born out of a strong team, faith in God and each other, dignity, respect, collaboration and a heart for people of all backgrounds who have found themselves in poverty. We offer a continuum of care for our beloved Guests in five essential service areas: Shelter, Clothing, Food, Advocacy and Community Resources. We are committed to innovating to meet our community’s evolving needs.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely entry of constituent data in Raiser’s Edge NXT and other donor platforms; to work closely within the Development team to provide timely reports and data inputs thus supporting the Ministry’s ability to continue its Mission.

Position Description:

· Maintain integrity of data in Raiser’s Edge database by creating and using parameters for consistent data entry data review and reporting

· Support, when applicable, the Development Associate in basic and advanced data entry guidelines, donor acknowledgement letters, query and report generation and other responsibilities as required and needed.

· In collaboration with the Development Associate, ensure timely input of all financial donations.

· Provide timely and as directed accurate creation and generation of queries, reports and analysis as requested from Development Team.

· Perform duties and responsibilities as the Ministries’ “matching gift officer” with all matching gift organizations.

· Prepare calendar year-end donor statements

· Working with the Manager of Stewardship and Advancement Services, review acknowledgement letters and donor correspondence for accuracy; including Honor/Memorial notifications and maintaining the Ministries’ Memorial records.

· Work closely with Bookkeeper/Finance Director to maintain accurate records and complete monthly reconciliations within five business days of the close of the month; identify and report grants and gift categories.

· Collaborate on compiling information for the Ministries’ Fiscal Year Annual Audit.

· Conduct biweekly financial reviews to ensure the accuracy of gift entry.

· Coordinate and maintain donor record integrity – import/update addresses, contacts, and other biographical data as necessary; utilize database vendor programs where appropriate.

· Be the in-house database expert and provide assistance to other users as needed.

· In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development, maintain software, implement upgrades and recommend changes if deemed necessary.

· In collaboration with the Development Team, troubleshoot database problems with vendor(s) and internally as needed; be the technical liaison to all database vendor(s).

· Maintain confidentiality regarding employee, donor and other personal and critical information related to the Ministry, its employees and benefactors.

· Fulfill other position related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Demonstrate strong commitment to the mission of Lazarus House Ministries.

· Understanding and support of how the Gospel foundation drives our decisions and actions throughout the Ministry.

· 3+ years of database and/or fundraising experience in a nonprofit development environment.

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

· Highly responsive and timely in order to meet the information needs of a fast-moving, dynamic organization

· Detail-oriented with the capacity to support and manage multiple tasks

· Ability/confidence to meet time-sensitive deadlines

· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

· Detail-oriented, with commitment to timeliness, efficiency, accuracy, consistency, discretion, and maintaining confidentiality

· Proficient in one or more fundraising database software systems.

· Ability and willingness to learn additional software packages

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).

· BA or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

· Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.

· Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software strongly preferred.

· Raiser’s Edge certification is preferred

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The information described here includes but is not necessarily limited to the general physical requirements, demands and/or working conditions that an employee is likely to encounter at Lazarus House, Inc. You must be able to handle or possess the ability to meet the following:

· Prolonged sitting and standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

· Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to operate equipment pertinent to your position.

· Lifting, moving, and carrying up to 25 pounds.

· Travel from building to building within the ministry and external agencies.

· Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work with or be exposed to diverse populations, including people who are homeless or have a mental illness or other challenges.

· Interact effectively with staff, guests, volunteers, benefactors, and the general public.

· Manage multiple priorities in a changing work environment. Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Able to prioritize tasks and be willing to change approach to best fit the situation.

· Able to manage the stress of the job

Please send applications and resume directly to hr@lazarushouse.org.