Sr. Database Analyst

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

The Sr. Database Analyst supports the Development department’s direct marketing through implementation and support of operations and systems, including interaction with donors.
This is a full time position located at our West Loop Campus: 1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60607.
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Bachelor’s degree. Major, minor, or significant coursework in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics or demonstrable technical skills through recent employment history.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Good Proficiency in SQL Report Builder / Microsoft Reporting Services
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access Skills.
  • Ideal candidate would have working knowledge of some of the following list: SQL, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Microsoft Report Builder, Microsoft Silverlight, Database Programming
  • Experience in development of work processes
  • Previous experience with event registration a plus
  • Ability to develop, to write, and to explain clear business rules for non-technical staff.
  • The ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs as necessary.
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, involving both systems and people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.


  • Provide new and existing staff with training on correct coding in use of database.
  • Using detailed criteria, generate selections of donors for communications.
  • Build various types of import files – including promotion records, caging files, appended data, and upload them into the main donor database.
  • Utilize Reports Builder to run ad hoc reports for Advancement co-workers.
  • Manage projects including phone and birthday appends, NCOA updates and ongoing data standardization
  • Manage interfaces between main donor database and external applications including e-mail program, EFT and CC donations, and donation files coming from vendors.
  • Manage interface between files coming from external vendors, main donor database, and
  • Set up codes within the database, including campaign types, campaigns, sources, fund codes, acknowledgements and acknowledgement plans. Understand how they interrelate to maintain consistency and standardization.
  • Coordinate registration process for special events and develop applied database for each of Mercy Home’s special events
  • Troubleshoot Thank You letter program in Fusion Pro.
  • Communicate via phone and e-mail with donors and members of Mercy Home’s boards regarding their registration for special events
  • Organize and execute group trainings on Advancement systems
  • Integrate new channel databases with the main Advancement database
  • Maintain on-going collaboration with Agency’s IT Department
  • Communicate at weekly staff meetings any changes to procedures involving the main donor database.
  • Recognize the importance of this role as \”representative\” of the President through all dealings with clients via all communication mediums.


Chicago/West Loop
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Posted on:
September 26, 2018

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