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Senior Database Administrator
Faith in the Future
550 American Avenue, Suite 300

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Faith in the Future Foundation Overview
Founded in 2012, Faith in the Future is an independent not-for-profit organization that manages a network of 17 high schools and four
special education schools owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, serving nearly 13,000 students across the five-county region. Over the
past five years, the Foundation has engaged many new individuals and foundations, raised funds and invested in the growth and sustainability
of our schools. A key component of our success has been to enhance the fundraising capability of our high schools. To that end, the
Foundation invested in Blackbaud’s the Raiser’s Edge database which now houses over 600,000 constituents for all 17 high schools. Over the
past five years, Faith in the Future has partnered with these schools to double their fundraising totals, raising over $25 million in
2016-17. Now that our foundation has recently completed a system-wide strategic analysis, we are ready to take our fundraising and our
mission to the next level.

Senior Database Administrator
Faith in the Future is seeking an experienced
Database Administrator to provide technical and strategic leadership in the following areas: department fundraising systems, gift and
biographical data entry, end user support and training, reporting, data analysis, and database management. This position provides oversight,
coordination and support to all of the Foundation’s Raiser’s Edge users, the 17 High Schools and four schools of special education. The
Senior Database Administrator is responsible for responding to data requests and managing day-to-day Raiser’s Edge operations; ensuring the
security, accuracy, and integrity of data, as well as oversight of gift entry and acknowledgements. This position works with a variety of
staff members to facilitate projects and see them to completion, implements best practices, and standardizes the adoption of the database
across the system. This includes: financial reconciliation, reporting, field customization, page layouts, record types, searching, list
views, queries, and reports; as well as dashboard reporting, development, and data management.

Faith in the Future will be relocating from King of Prussia to Center City Philadelphia in January 2018. This position
will be based out of our new office at 222 North 17th Street in Philadelphia.

Required experience, knowledge and

  • Minimum of (3) three years Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge database experience.
  • ‪A positive, enthusiastic
    attitude and proven success as a strong, diplomatic, and collegial colleague with the ability to work with a small but dedicated team of
    professionals in a startup environment.
  • Ability to train other users on the Raiser’s Edge, communicate technical concepts and
    present information efficiently and clearly.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of nonprofit fundraising and
    marketing, gift entry and administration, donor stewardship, database administration, records management, and Internal Revenue Service
    (“IRS”) regulations regarding charitable giving.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Working proficiency with MS Office products and database management. Ability to conduct a mail merge between excel and Microsoft Word a
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet
    deadlines, and use logic and analysis to troubleshoot software problems.
  • ‪Personal characteristics associated with successful
    fundraising professionals, including a vigorous work ethic, sound judgment, impeccable integrity, demonstrated initiative, appropriate
    professional appearance, intellectual curiosity, personal and professional stamina, and the temperament to work effectively and productively
    with colleagues, donors, volunteers, etc.‬
  • Must have valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to schools for site
    visits as needed. Mileage and tolls will be reimbursed.


  • ‬‪Bachelor’s degree preferred,
    demonstration of continuing education and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge certifications will be given preferred consideration.

Candidates interested in the Senior Database Administrator position at the Faith in the Future Foundation should send a cover letter
describing their experiences and resume to 550 American Avenue, Suite 300, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or email to with the subject line: Senior Database
Administrator. The deadline to apply for this job is November 21.

Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.
Faith in the Future may waive qualifications relating to experience if such a waiver is warranted by other considerations.

more information about Faith in the Future, please visit our website at No phone calls, please.

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