Job Opening: Database Administrator, Japan Society

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Institution: Japan Society
Location: New York, NY
Education: BA/BS+ experience
Posted Dec. 4, 2013

Job description
Established in 1907, New York’s Japan Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan, and East Asia.

Database Administrator

Reporting to the Director, IT, Building and House Operations, the Database Administrator will work closely with the Development team and the Finance department, and play a key role in optimizing use of Japan Society’s constituent database, Raiser’s Edge. Duties include providing overall coordination and support to all Raiser’s Edge users, responding to data requests, and managing day-to-day RE operations ensuring the security, accuracy, and integrity of data.


Manage the day-to-day operations of Japan Society’s constituent database, Raiser’s Edge.

Process and post gifts to Raiser’s Edge and submit appropriate documentation to Finance department.
Create funds, campaigns and appeals in line with the organization’s budget structure and the Finance department coding system, as needed.
Provide support for direct marketing strategies, including producing lists and sorting data for data analysis, annual report, prospect analysis and appeal/campaign analysis.
Provide Raiser’s Edge training to new staff and interns and assist current users.
Recommend, develop, and maintain Raiser’s Edge policies and procedures.
Produce regular and special reports in response to organizational needs; work closely and proactively with users, making recommendations and assisting in the design and analysis of reports and data. Respond effectively to report requests, communicating needs, timeframes, scope and limitations of projects.
Provide expertise and technical support to end-users on Raiser’s Edge issues; identify, research, and resolve technical problems, work with outside vendors/technical support as needed, and document, track and monitor problems to ensure timely resolution.
Provide Patron Edge support to box office manager as necessary
Provide Sparks support as necessary


Bachelor’s degree in a related area, and a minimum of three years related database experience (preferably in a non-profit environment); Strong computer skills with expertise in Raiser’s Edge; Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate technical concepts and present information efficiently and clearly; Excellent analytical and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; Previous experience in development a plus; A strong and demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and quality improvement is essential.

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