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Fundraising Database Administrator

Location: New York, NY

FLSA: Non-Exempt/Overtime Eligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Met Council is Americaís largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and by treating each client with compassion, integrity, and respect. Our programs are staffed by experts who help over 325,000 clients each year and advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our services include 100% affordable housing at 21 locations, family violence program, Holocaust survivor assistance, geriatric social work, crisis intervention and the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 120 food pantries, affordable housing sites, and JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York City.

Position Summary:

The Fundraising Database Administrator will oversee and maintain the ongoing use of the organizationís Salesforce database, in addition to working collaboratively with the Fiscal Department for development reports and reconciliation of donor and fiscal data. There will also be other responsibilities around fundraising such as events, donor outreach, and campaign coordination.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain primary oversight of Salesforce database for fundraising department as the primary point of contact as Salesforce expands into other departments.
  • Help implement and coordinate Salesforce updates and strategy companywide.
  • Enter checks, wire transfers, and matching gift donations.
  • Produce and disseminate acknowledgement letters and tribute letters.
  • Assist in the generation of mailing lists for direct mail appeals and campaigns; collaborate with the direct mail vendors as needed.
  • Provide database administration support; create account logins, data import and data design.
  • Design and produce reports, queries and exports as requested.
  • Maintain quality control over all Salesforce entries including duplicate entries, typos, etc.
  • Lead the reconciliation process between Fiscal and Development departments, and prepare necessary reports for Fiscal Department tracking.
  • Communicate directly with donors to confirm and update donor information.
  • Provide regular reports to the Fiscal Department of donations and all back-up information to support where and how these donations should be used.
  • Work on various fundraising and special events such as yearly gala and golf outing.
  • Research donors for volunteer events.
  • Provide administrative assistance as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to follow-through on tasks
  • Ability to multi-task between routine operations
  • Experience with long-term database improvement projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Skill and Education Required:

  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Proficient with Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook Calendar)
  • 2-3 years related work experience

Compensation: $60,000 - $62,000 per year

Benefits: Major medical, dental, vision and life insurance; pre-tax commuter benefits; FSA; 403(b) with employer contribution; plus generous vacation, sick leave and holidays.