Development Database Coordinator

Perkins School for the Blind

Development Database Coordinator
Department: Perkins Trust
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

This is an exciting time of growth and innovation at Perkins School for the Blind, and we are building a development team to scale up our fundraising efforts. Perkins is launching major new initiatives in the US and globally to ensure access to education for children who are blind or visually impaired.
The Development Database Coordinator is responsible for performing a variety of development operations activities in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge donor database in support of the overall goals of the Development department. These activities will include data integrity and data append projects, production of mail and email lists, managing monthly donor records, and generating certain reports and analysis.
S/he will assist in implementing database business rules and procedures, and staff training. S/he will maintain an understanding of the Perkins digital fundraising tools (managed by the IT/Web team) and work collaboratively with the web team as needed on implementing development operations in these tools. This position works in conjunction with all Trust database users, as well as IT, Business Office and Marketing departments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years of experience with Raiser’s Edge and non-profit fundraising.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with Crystal Reports, Import-O-Matic and advanced Excel a plus.
  • High level of organization, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and considerate demeanor and have a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to manage multiple, sometimes competing, deadlines in a calm manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of constituent data.
  • Ability to work with collaboratively with others while driving projects independently.

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training. 
Organizational Background:
Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. Perkins School for the Blind is a national and international leader in blindness education, continually innovating to expand what is possible for children who are blind and visually impaired. We improve educational opportunities for some of the most vulnerable children in the world, empower teachers across the United States, and set the standard for educational services so that students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind reach their maximum potential.
Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.
Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.



Greater Boston Area
low to high $40K
Posted on:
June 26, 2017

How to apply

To Apply: For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.