Database Manager, Development Team

Position Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt
Location: Flexible (teleworking); Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Salary: Starting at $72,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2023

The position will remain open until we have a sufficient pool of diverse candidates that meet the job requirements. Please understand that you may not be contacted for several weeks after you apply.

Ideal Start Date: August 2023

About CDP

CDP began in 2010 with the goal of pioneering the practice of strategic disaster philanthropy. Since then, it has grown in its ambition envisioning a world where the impact of disasters is minimized through thoughtful, equitable and responsive recovery for all. CDP has a $33 million budget and a team of more than 20 staff members working remotely across the U.S.  

CDP is a trusted partner, expert and authoritative resource helping hundreds of individuals, foundations and corporations boost the impact of philanthropic giving in response to disaster and humanitarian crises by supporting equitable recovery and addressing root causes of vulnerabilities worldwide.

In 2022, CDP awarded $28.2 million, over 117 grants to 99 grantee partners worldwide; demonstrated thought leadership through 15 webinars, 21 external commentaries, 113 blog posts, 43 featured speaking engagements and other events; and served 40 philanthropic partners through consulting efforts.

  • In 2020, CDP was a featured nonprofit for the 14th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.
  • CDP has earned Charity Navigator’s Four-Star Charity rating and Candid’s Platinum Transparency seal.

As an organization grounded in racial and intersectional equity, our team members are deeply committed to strengthening communities most vulnerable to disasters because of systemic inequities. We are guided by our values of integrity, boldness and innovation, humility, and empathy in all that we do in pursuit of our mission.

Bottom line: we aspire to walk the talk of anti-racism and to treat each other and our partners in ways that inspire trust, creativity, learning and care.

Be a part of our fast-growing team that offers countless ways to help communities thrive. Join us!

Responsibilities & Duties

Over the last few years of CDP’s 13-year history, growth has been exponential. CDP’s positioning and greater visibility have sustained increased revenue and associated expenses. Alongside growth comes a necessity to increase our capacity, including the skills and experience available to us as we fulfill our mission; CDP is looking for a talented and committed addition to the development team.

This position will play a role in all aspects of CDP’s data management within Raiser’s Edge/NXT (RENXT) platform. This position will also supervise a development assistant.

Responsibilities include:
Data maintenance in Blackbaud RENXT (70%)

  • Manage all aspects of gift entry in RENXT.
  • Maintain high data integrity and accuracy.
  • Perform ongoing cleaning and deduplication of records.
  • When appropriate, suggest innovations to improve efficiency and impact of how CDP uses and tracks data across systems.
  • Create and maintain RENXT standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Manage integration of data from RENXT with other systems being used by CDP (ex: BBGM, MailChimp, etc.) and serve as the point person for working with any vendors regarding the database and its integrations.
  • Partner with the finance team to ensure the proper designation of donor funds.
  • Identify strategies and tactics for using data to enhance CDP’s efforts.

Data training and reporting (20%)

  • Participate in monthly team meetings and lunch & learns, volunteer as applicable to present on database best practices.
  • Collaborate with other CDP teams to implement RENXT for reporting purposes and assess the need for further training.
  • Provide onboarding & training on RENXT to new CDP employees.
  • Respond to team members’ inquiries and requests regarding CDP’s fundraising database and reports.
  • Assess current reporting protocols and make improvements as needed.

Management and other duties as assigned (10%)

  • Supervise the database assistant and other employees or interns, as applicable.
  • Travel occasionally for professional development/in-person team meetings.
  • Serve on committees and task forces at CDP as appropriate and available.
  • Represent CDP in a positive, professional manner in meetings and external-facing opportunities.
  • Perform other duties and job-related tasks that may be assigned that are consistent with the strategic goals of the role, the department and the organization.

This position reports to the senior director of development but works in service of other development team members and CDP.

The successful candidate will be a mission-driven team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of humor.


  • 5+ years of work experience in a professional setting, with a preference for experience in fundraising database management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as business administration, communications, computer science or equivalent education/work experience, desired
  • Practical experience supervising staff, consultants and operational tasks or areas, including setting objectives, monitoring deadlines and performance, required.
  • High skill level in utilizing CRM databases, Blackbaud RENXT, preferred.
  • Excellent skills in M.S. Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Developed analytical and critical thinking skills with precise attention to detail.
  • Commitment to serving marginalized and vulnerable communities.
  • Ability to build relationships with and motivate database users with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt to database users’ learning styles.
  • Adept at proactively multi-tasking and adapting to changing and competing needs/priorities.


  • Mission-driven
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Team player
  • Sense of humor

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply, and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should email their resume and a cover letter to with the subject line: Development Database Manager. Applications must highlight competencies against requirements.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.