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Position Filled: Development & Database Coordinator

TitleDevelopment and Database Coordinator
Reports ToDirector of Development
SupervisesNot applicable
StatusExempt (Salaried)
ScheduleMostly weekday daytime Some evenings and weekends (for meetings and events)

About the Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Founded in 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. As a thought leader, catalyst, and fundraiser, the Parks Foundation is uniquely positioned to help clarify the community’s interest and drive philanthropic investment, collaboration, and private sector expertise in support of the Minneapolis park system.

The Parks Foundation partners with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and other public agencies to guide transformative public realm initiatives and leads private fundraising and implementation of signature projects. We help donors invest in important park projects in Minneapolis and champion innovations within parks through curated events. Through the People for Parks Fund, the Parks Foundation funds community-initiated programs, events, and park amenities and engages a diverse audience of leaders to help support and sustain the fund.

Job Summary

The Development & Database Coordinator is a member of the development department and is responsible for data management, donor acknowledgement, Board communications, administrative support and assisting with organizational events. This position reports to the Director of Development. This job can include a portion in a hybrid setting.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate a timely and appropriate gift-acknowledgement program, including gift entry into Salesforce.
  • Manage Salesforce contact management system for whole organization, including executive, development, program, and communications functions.
  • Support Executive Director in Board communications, scheduling, material preparation, and meeting note taking.
  • Database management and facilitate coordination between multiple data sources (Salesforce, Qgiv, Eventbrite, Stripe, MailChimp).
  • Maintain and update donor database and coordinating digital systems.
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer and Development Director with fundraising and event efforts and activities.
  • Coordinate bench and paver program.
  • Assist with some basic office administration.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Experience, Education, and Skills

  • At least 1 to 3 years of experience working in a professional setting.
  • Experience using Salesforce (or other donor database systems) and Microsoft Office Suite applications (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and appreciation for clean and complete data.
  • Experience prioritizing a variety of tasks and taking direction from multiple coworkers.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, trustworthiness, enthusiasm, curiosity, and an interest in parks.
  • Required education: undergraduate degree, associate degree, professional certificate, or related work experience. Preferred area of study: communications, non-profit, marketing, administration, or other field related to the responsibilities of this position.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the diverse communities that use and support Minneapolis parks.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

The person in this position must be able to:

  • Effectively communicate with others.
  • Work at a desk for extended periods of time.
  • Operate a personal computer (including a keyboard, mouse, monitor) and other office equipment (such as a telephone, printer, copier, scanner).
  • Move throughout the office to conduct various tasks.
  • On occasion, lift and move items up to 30 pounds unassisted.
  • Travel within the Twin Cites metro area for meetings and events.
  • Independently navigate across uneven ground, hillsides, and other outdoor environments.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits including health and dental insurance, employer-contributed retirement, and vacation. Salary range is $36,000-$50,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications. The offices of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation are located in Minnehaha Park.

To Apply

To apply, prepare a cover letter describing your interest, experience, and qualifications for the position; a resume; and a list of three professional references. Email your application to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is strongly committed to growing an organization that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of Minneapolis. The Parks Foundation is committed to the principle that all persons shall receive equal employment opportunities in accordance with their individual job-related qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or presentation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic status, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.

No phone calls and no employment-agency submissions, please.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

YOUR DONATION helps ensure the parks in our city remain accessible, equitable and serving everyone.