Database Administrator & Project Manager

Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a leading nonprofit running strategic campaigns to move America Off Fossil Fuels, ensure safe drinking water for all, and challenge the corporate control of our food, water and democracy. We utilize online and field organizing to build the people power we need to win real victories – including banning fracking in New York and Maryland, stopping the TPP in its tracks and banning the toxin arsenic from being used in chicken production. We are proud progressives who don’t accept any corporate or government funding so we can stand up for what we believe in without any conflicts of interest.

The Database Administrator & Project Manager will join the Information Technology Department and will help in furthering the organizational technology needs. The Database Administrator & Project Manager will manage our team of Data Specialist and their data transcription and database upload work load, be an assistant project lead for the Salesforce migration, and assist with the management of other IT projects as assigned.

The position is full-time and reports to the Chief Technology Officer. This position is located in Washington, DC.

Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the team of Data Specialist and their work load and schedule.
  • Assist the Director of Salesforce Solutions with the Salesforce Migration by being an assistant project lead.
  • Assist the Chief Technology Officer in the management of projects.
  • Complete other business analysis, requirements gathering and project management tasks as needed.
  • Work with the Salesforce team to design and develop an innovative Salesforce instance that meets the needs of our various departments and supports the organizational goals.
  • Lead and implement projects from start to finish, including develop and leading training, as well as creating and maintaining documentation.
  • Provide technical leadership, setting best practices including integration and application development, deployment, testing (unit and systems), and iterative refinement.
  • Assist with the administration of our Salesforce platform as needed.
  • Develop and document processes and workflows for the different data types the Data Specialists are responsible for.
  • Maintain and modify as necessary, the quality assurance plan, and ensure it is being performed on the data being generated by the Data Specialist.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve current data processes.
  • Conduct initial in-depth analysis of the organization as defined by the Chief Technology Officer or Chief Operating Officer and create necessary reports, dashboards, charts, etc. to allow for a continued analysis of specified programs/work.
  • Analyze data, interpret data, and provide reports and recommendations to stake holders as needed.
  • The Database Administrator and Project Manager will design, implement, and support organizational intelligence reporting. They will monitor & resolve performance issues of different dashboards and optimize dashboards.
  • Will be responsible for building dashboards using different data sources like Salesforce, My SQL, SQL, Excel, Google Analytics, and web data connectors.
  • The Database Administrator and Project Manager collaborates within IT and across all organizational departments and teams to define data and requirements; proactively assess reporting needs; and will identify key metrics to assess the performance of a specific campaign or program.
  • This person will provide user training and documentation on how to use the tool(s) used to analyze the campaign or program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education & Certification: Bachelor’s degree; Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or related field. Certified Administrator desired.
  • Experience: At least 2+ years previous administration or project management experience with
  • Desired Experience: Project management; Experience in online and offline fundraising and advocacy campaigns; Field or online organizing experience. Data management best practices; online fundraising data management and best practices; grassroots organizing and advocacy techniques; familiarity with legislative campaigns.
  • Knowledge: Solid understanding of and detailed experience with architecture and API. Experience using Salesforce data tools (Data Loader, Excel Connector, DemandTools, Eclipse IDE). Strong understanding of relational databases. Experience integrating with other applications via real-time, batch, sync/async.
  • Desired Knowledge: Experience writing Visualforce and Apex classes and triggers. Proficiency in HTML, XML, Flex, JavaScript, ASP, SQL, Java or C++, SOAP-based web services. Experience with scripted data loader, web services, cloud or on-premise middleware and other enterprise integrating technologies.
  • Skills: Strong business analysis and functional experience, including requirements gathering, creating/deploying solutions to end users. Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills. Excellent verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams. Technical project management experience. Strong technical aptitude; able to easily grasp and understand new advanced concepts. Flexible and able to adapt to on-going change.
  • Capabilities: Ability to think creatively to use database tools to accomplish organizational priorities. Data analysis and ability to draw conclusions from data and present those conclusions to decision-makers. Ability to take initiative. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks. Organized with a can-do attitude. Ability to take direction, work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.
  • Required: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch.
  • Conditions: Long hours possible, occasional travel likely.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

​Compensation and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid health care, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.
  • Three weeks paid vacation to start and three personal days.
  • Food & Water Watch offices are closed for all federal holidays and an extra week at the end of December.
  • Paid sick days.
  • Family and medical leave.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with annual employer contribution after the first year on staff.
  • Professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.



District Of Columbia
Information Technology
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Posted on:
June 30, 2017

How to apply

Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply. Click here to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references.