Database Manager

 Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1700 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

Mount Mercy University is currently seeking candidates to fill the Office of Development & Alumni Relations Database Manager position. This position requires an individual who is comfortable and skilled using a complex database with highly detailed policies and procedures. Success in this position depends on the ability to understand how the donor database supports the overall fundraising initiatives.

  • Update and maintain accurate information in Raiser’s Edge (RE) and supplementary files for all constituent/donor records. Performing constituent record updates (adding, merging, updating addresses, actions, etc.)
  • Complete regular data audits in RE to ensure consistent and accurate data entry.
  • Collaborate with IT department to ensure data integration with internal and student constituents
  • Collaborate with and train President’s office administrative staff on Raiser’s Edge to coordinate fundraising efforts, ensure proper documentation of fundraising activities, and to satisfy the President’s data needs and priorities.
  • Make timely and accurate constituent updates in RE to biographical and other relevant data.
  • Create and run highly complex queries, exports, mailings, and reports to support the team.
  • Regularly update tracking reports for the department and organizational leadership.
  • Leveraging constituent data so support the advancement of the development and alumni goals and exploring new opportunities for capturing information or more efficiently managing relationships.
  • Resolve technical development data issues as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned, including various administrative tasks, office projects, events, mailings, etc.

Necessary Skills:

  • Must have experience in complex fundraising database management with preference given to experience with Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud products.
  • High level of accuracy with data entry and record processing.
  • Ability to identify inefficient or ineffective processes and suggest improvements.
  • Ability to deal with confidential data.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication.
  • Flexibility to handle changing priorities and the ability to thrive and work efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Education Required:  Bachelor’s Degree

Candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy's mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Database Manager”.  Paper application materials will not be accepted.  Position will remain open until filled.  Screening of candidates will begin immediately.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free campus.