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Gifts and Data Specialist

#17-0313

 

LOCATION: YWCA, 5th & Seneca, Downtown Seattle

REPORTS TO: Donor & Information Services (DIS) Manager

DESCRIPTION:

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

This is an entry level position that provides gift and data entry support to the Donor and Information Services team.  This position is primarily responsible for revenue/gift processing, supporting event registration and day of participation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform heavy data gift entry using Raiser’s Edge fundraising database
  • Process donations daily including sorting gifts into batches, copying gifts, preparing bank deposits, entering gifts, reconciliation and filing
  • Manage and maintain monthly reconciliation spreadsheet
  • Establish and create payment schedules and perform gift entry for all pledges
  • Process Workplace giving designations
  • Serve as lead for pledge reminder process and mailings
  • Serve as lead contact for questions on credit card processing
  • Serve as lead contact for handling of in-kind donations and processing of forms
  • Work closely with the business office and makes any necessary gift adjustments monthly
  • Perform general word processing, typing, and donor record maintenance
  • Support all constituent maintenance, updates, data entry, and database projects as needed
  • Support all events as needed. Assist with counting room preparations.
  • Support event guest list entry as needed
  • Assist with donor acknowledgement and mailings as needed
  • This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience; database experience preferred
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications, and previous experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred or similar donor database
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, highly organized, excellent time management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with communities of color
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Core competencies expected: initiative, collaboration, oral/written communication, attention to detail, professionalism,  planning and organizing, discernment/judgment, flexibility, ethics and integrity, reliability, social justice advocacy, fostering diversity

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITION: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, volunteers, and individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties and in traveling to off-site meetings
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, and in general operations
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials
  • Frequently to occasionally performs close work while updating files, reading program information, and using computer

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

RATE, HOURS, BENEFITS

  • Rate $15.38-17.95 per hour, DOE
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  • Excellent benefit package includes medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick-leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan.  Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter, including where you found this posting, to dlee@ywcaworks.org

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.

The YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer