Development Operations Database Specialist

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Partners In Health
Boston, MA

Partners In Health

Published 10 days ago

Position Title: Development Operations Database Specialist 

Reports to: Senior Manager, Development Information Systems 

Location: Boston, MA 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Application Instructions: a Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required in addition to the application.

Please note that we are not able to sponsor U.S. work authorization for this role. 

Position Overview 

The Development Operations Database Specialist is a key member of the Development Operations team, working under the guidance of the Senior Manager of Development Information Systems in supporting staff with the use of the donor database (Raiser’s Edge), data requests, and data maintenance. The Specialist will provide training for effective use of the donor database, be the main point of contact for related questions, identify and resolve data integrity issues as well as implement new policies and procedures as needed. 


  • Serve as the staff expert on Raiser’s Edge (RE); establish user protocols, maintain user guide, and provide ongoing training to all development staff in the effective use of RE, including on-boarding new staff with RE setup and training. (30%) 
  • Provide friendly, responsive and efficient RE support for end users using Zendesk to triage all user support requests, meeting metrics for response and resolution time. (30%)
  • Design and perform import solutions, accompany end users through both simple and complex data projects, and manage other bulk data changes including data appends such as NCOA and AgeFinder. (20%) 
  • Design and implement data integrity program to sustain set performance metrics, lead data cleanup projects as part of data maintenance, and oversee robust record de-duping processes. (10%) 
  • Troubleshoot technical issues with RE; work with Blackbaud support and database hosting vendor as necessary to resolve. Assist in server and software upgrade testing/implementations. (5%) 
  • Support efforts related to PIH’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) needs assessment and implementation project. (5%) 


  • A minimum of five years of experience in database administration using The Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software required. Raiser’s Edge experience and certification strongly preferred. 
  • Proficiency in Excel including Pivot Tables, Macros, and PowerPivot with the ability to quickly learn and implement new software applications and technologies in database management. VBA and SQL skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks and projects in a complex environment in accordance with departmental procedures and priorities. 
  • Ability to evaluate user needs, requests, and problems and display sound judgment in designing solutions. 
  • Demonstrated training skills to ensure proper use of the systems and reinforce protocols for consistent coding and data integrity. 
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries. Able to communicate effectively with colleagues of all technical abilities. 
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable. 
  • Able to work December 26 – December 31st every year. 

Organizational Profile  

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.    


PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.  


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.    

Position Title: Development Operations Database Specialist 

Reports to: Senior Manager, Development Information Systems 

Location: Boston, MA 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Application Instructions: a Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

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