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Trinity Park Conservancy Published: November 30, 2017
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For more than a decade, the Trinity Park Conservancy (formerly The Trinity Trust Foundation) has advocated Dallas’ Trinity River Corridor Project and Balanced Vision Plan, raising more than $115 million dollars in private funds and championing strong urban design for the city’s largest public green space. Projects have included the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Margaret McDermott Bridges and Ronald Kirk Bridge; and the future Harold Simmons Park, for which the Conservancy received a $50 million lead gift in October 2016.

The Conservancy’s mission is to champion the transformation of the Trinity River to become the heart of Dallas. With the community, we will design public spaces that unite us, enrich people’s lives through access to nature, create economic development opportunities, and inspire protection for the river ecosystems in this shared natural treasure.

Position Summary

The Development and Database Associate (DDA) will manage the Conservancy’s migration to a new contact relationship management system, maintain the development database and its interface with the rest of the organization. The DDA performs all gift processing and acknowledgements, ensures the accuracy and integrity of all donor and member data, and supports the Conservancy’s fundraising programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned:

  • Lead the Conservancy’s migration from Kintera’s Sphere to a new development/CRM database, conducting inventory of existing data and ensuring clean and thorough transfer to new system.
  • Manage the launch of new database system, establish consistent development team uses of the database, and guide and support best practices for integration with other teams such as accounting and communication.
  • Serve as primary liaison with new CRM software provider, both during migration and going forward in the maintenance and evolution of the database.
  • Document all policies and procedures pertaining to gift processing, constituent coding, and all database practices and interfaces, and support Conservancy staff to understand and consistently follow protocols.
  • Perform all gift processing and production of donor acknowledgment correspondence.
  • Establish format and process for collecting and keeping membership data updated and ready for segmentation for communication and other needs.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of all donor information and giving data, monitor monthly reconciliation with finance records.
  • Write queries and run reports as needed for Conservancy needs.
  • Support annual audit and budget processes.
  • Support development efforts and other Conservancy activities as needed.

Preferred Background and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years experience managing database at a non-profit.
  • Excellent analytical skill and experience with creating reports for leadership
  • Experience in leading segmentation of membership and knowledge of best practices
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and writing.
  • Desire to be a team player and pitch in wherever needed.
  • Comfort in being outdoors in natural habitat as well as at social functions.
  • The desire to be part of an organization that values service, people and the environment.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please email interest letter and resume to Trena Lechleitner at trena@trinityparkconservancy.org (no phone calls please). Please reference “2017 Development and Database Associate” in the subject line of your email.

Trinity Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.



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