Development Database Manager - Horizons National

Title: Development Database Manager
Reports to: Associate Vice President, Institutional Giving

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Position Summary

The Database Manager leads SalesForce data entry and reporting and ensures data integrity to support high- quality development activities and relationship management. Additionally, the Manager provides scheduling and associated administrative support for the five-person Development team. The Manager is a self-starter who supports the organization-wide priority of continuous improvement, identifying workflow and task improvement opportunities, and ideally suggests improvements to boost departmental and organization capacity. The Manager is a highly collaborative role and is responsible for revenue reconciliation with the finance department, execution support for Horizons Giving Day, support for year-round donor communication, and stewardship activities and events. This role reports to the Associate Vice President, Institutional Giving.

As Horizons National embarks on an ambitious and rapid growth trajectory, a self-starter donor database and analysis leader will be critical to the organization’s fundraising team.

Position Details


Database Management

  • Manage and ensure prompt and high-quality donor gift entry into the Salesforce system, tracking gifts through various sources to be monitored daily, including:
    • High-volume gift entry
    • Acknowledgement and data analysis during Horizons Giving Day
    • All online fundraising events and other high-volume giving seasons
  • Serve as primary team resource for Salesforce integrity, reporting and data analysis.
  • Prepare weekly revenue reports and update revenue dashboard.
  • Reconcile Salesforce gift data with Finance / Operations team.
  • Follow and recommend updates to Salesforce system.
  • Document any updated duty-specific processes and protocols.
  • Data Integrity, analysis, and reconciliation of gifts with the finance office

Donor Engagement

  • Support the Development team by logging donor stewardship and cultivation activities into Salesforce records
  • Receive, book, and monitor annual pledges from campaign donors and the Board of Directors
  • Identify efficiencies for donor management within SalesForce system
  • Conduct prospect research and develop research profiles for individuals and institutional donors and prospects
  • Provide presentations, reports, and data to support the Development team
  • Prepare solicitation presentations, packages, and mailings
  • Manage special event logistics, virtual and in person (cultivation events)
  • Assist and coordinate the online giving platform for Horizons Giving Day and the execution of peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Prepare, circulate, and revise donor data lists for cultivation, planning, and recognition purposes


  • Maintain department meeting schedule
  • Provide administrative support as needed, for the Development team
  • Provide administrative support to the CEO, and SVP of Development, as needed

Application Process

  • Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and respond to questions via this link
  • No phone calls please
  • Selected applicants will be contacted by Hiring Manager to set up an interview
  • Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis and may include phone or video, with one or more Horizons National staff members
  • Questions may be directed to
  • People of color and members of other historically excluded groups are welcome, and encouraged, to apply 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.