Advancement Database Manager

Simpson Housing Services
160 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
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Listing End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $55,000 To $57,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel


Why Work For Simpson?

Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty.

Simpson Housing Services Provides an Excellent Benefits Package to All Full-time Employees, Including:

  • Generous PTO and 11 Additional Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts and an HSA match
  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Up to 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Free Annual Minnesota State Park Pass or Wellness Stipend
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Dental Coverage and Vision Discount Plan
  • An Incredible Culture that Encourages Career Growth and Support!

Wages: $55,000 to $57,000 per year. 1 Position Available.

Full Job Description


The Advancement Database Manager is a key operational position responsible for managing the donor database, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge/NXT. This role’s main responsibilities include processing private financial contributions, facilitating donor acknowledgement letters, ensuring proper data hygiene, analyzing trends and statistics to guide fundraising efforts, providing reliable reporting, and adhering to best practices. The ideal candidate is well-organized and can be flexible within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.


In addition to leading data process, analysis and reporting for the department, this role will supervise the Advancement and Communications Coordinator on day-to-day responsibilities of gift processing and acknowledgement letters, including checks, on-line donations, and third-party donation platforms. In addition to overseeing deposits, EFT, and pledge gift entry.


This role will be supervised by the Director of Advancement and Communications and will work closely with five team members, including the Donor Relations Mangers, Private Grants Manager, Content and Communications Specialist, and Advancement and Communications Coordinator. This position will be a part of the agency’s leadership team and interact with the Finance and Volunteer Engagement departments. The Advancement and Communications team is responsible for acquiring resources and building capacity to advance Simpson Housing Services’ mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

SHS requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. SHS follows established protocols to ensure a clean and safe working environment.


Simpson Housing Services offers a hybrid work model with a flexible work schedule. This position will occasionally work evenings and weekends.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit Simpson Housing Services' Career page.

All applications are accepted through our website ONLY. Do not email, fax or mail application materials directly to any of our staff or to our offices. This will result in your application not be considered for the position.
- 3+ years’ experience in the field of database management.
- Advanced skills in CRM and/or Raiser’s Edge; formal training and/or certification a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Seeking supervision opportunities.
- Display effective communication skills and a customer service mindset.
- Experience with OneCause, Constant Contact, and other fundraising processing platforms.
- Ability to self-manage workload and achieve a high degree of output.
- Critical ability to manage workload, track projects from start to finish, prioritize effectively, communicate clearly and proactively, and meet deadlines.
- Computer proficiency and demonstrated ability to learn new systems.
- Microsoft Office Suite proficiency, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
- A “can do” approach to work and ability to problem solve.
- Good judgment, discretion, diplomacy, and a respect for confidentiality.
- Detail-oriented and accurate.

Essential Mental and Physical Functions

Employee must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. Employee must be able to hear and speak, in order to communicate with staff and guests in person, on the telephone and in writing. Employee must be able to move about the office and public places. Employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
Jessica Lamb
160 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55405
United States
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