Research Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


Position Summary

The primary responsibilities of the Research Coordinator are data entry, management of the database, and assisting the Research staff. This position is also responsible for administrative tasks such as the preparation of purchase orders, coordination of departmental subscriptions, oversight of file maintenance, and basic records management and analytics within the Tessitura database.

Primary Responsibilities

•Update records in the Met’s Tessitura database

•Add data to records from Research reports

•Update contact information as advised by Development staff

•Cross reference obituaries, code deceased records and notify appropriate staff

•Help to ensure that the Research Department’s policies regarding data entry conform to Met guidelines

•Assist Research Director in the annual process of creating the Board Directory, including record keeping and proof reading

•Participate in the creation and enforcement of the Research Department’s data policy

•Assist in the preparation of statistical reports using the Tessitura database and Microsoft Office Tools

•Assist in creating reports in the Tessitura database, as needed, utilizing list building techniques, rankings and interests

•Participate in records management, as needed: merging records, converting individuals to households, converting households to individuals and pulling contact information for various purposes.

•Assist in outputting reports on memberships, contributions, activities and trending, as needed, using Tessitura

•Prepare research documents for Special Events and Prospect Management meetings

•Participate as a “Power User” in planning for periodic Tessitura upgrades

•Maintain all current Patron files, dropped/deceased files, and non-Patron files, helping to coordinate the efforts of part-time staff to file routing slips, correspondence, Patron information and misc. items

•Purge duplicate items from files

•Prepare purchase orders for Research

•Coordinate magazine subscriptions

•Oversee and update budget tracking report

•Oversee and archive, as necessary, publications in Research library

•Other office management duties, as assigned

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

•College degree required

•Experience working with databases (at least one year of Tessitura experience preferred)

•Data entry experience

•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

•Ability to communicate effectively and interact professionally with colleagues

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to: Please include “Research Coordinator” in subject line.

E-mail (preferred):