Database Manager | Friends of Cancer Research

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Database Manager

Position Overview: 

About Friends of Cancer Research
Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) drives collaboration among partners from every healthcare sector to power advances in science, policy and regulation that speed life-saving treatments to patients.

Position Description
Friends is seeking a Database Manager who is interested in working with a highly respected organization that is known for moving the needle in cancer research and policy. Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in cancer research and policy issues, in addition to being a self-starter with great attention to detail.


The Database Manager will provide a wide range of database management, research and analysis, administrative, and general support to our development, communication and operations. The Database Manager will support the entire spectrum of database functions of Friends which serves as the primary foundation for our fundraising and outreach.


Specific Responsibilities
Responsibilities fall under the following areas: database management, constituent communications, research and analysis, other.


Database Management – 55%
• Serve as key manager of the entire CRM system
• Maintain accurate donor files through CRM

• Train new employees on the use of CRM
• Assist in coordinated electronic mail campaigns
• Prepare reports using CRM for fundraising analysis as well as direct mail


Constituent Communications – 10%
• Processing gift acknowledgements on a weekly basis

• Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
• Prepare mail merge for any mail distribution (annual report, reception invite, scientific reports)


Research & Analysis – 25%
• Analyze and provide recommended actions regarding coordinated campaigns and outreach

• Prepare reports and documents for internal and external use
• Conduct research on strategic partners and industries to ensure they are represented in CRM

• Perform analyses of outreach strategies and activities


Other – 15%

• Assist in planning events and other activities by strategically generating guests list

• Attend weekly staff meetings
• Keep updated internal documents used to track pledges and anticipated major gifts
• Aid in preparation of meeting materials – name tags, folders, etc


• Bachelor’s degree required in related field.
• At least 2 years professional experience desired.
• Experience with databases such as Salesforce, Salsa Labs, our Raisers Edge is a plus.
• Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
• High ethical standards and personal integrity.
• Strong writing, research and analytic abilities.
• Desire to learn more about fundraising, non-profit leadership, science and policy.
• Collaborative team player with high degree of personal initiative and accountability.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.


How to Apply
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to (please put “Database Manager” in the subject line).  No phone calls, please.


The position is based in Washington, D.C. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Reports To: 
Berrett Stradford, Director, External Affairs
Job Category: 
1800 M St NW Suite 1050 South
Washington, DC 20036
United States