Development Data Specialist

Staff / Full-Time

Groton School, Groton, MA

Groton School is seeking a Development Data Specialist to provide primary administrative and data support to Groton School’s Alumni & Development Office via the Raiser’s Edge software platform and related applications.  Reporting to the Manager of Development Operations, this is a 40-hour per week, 12-month per year, exempt, salaried staff position with benefits.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Development Data Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Designing and updating queries, exports, and dashboards while providing detailed reporting
  • Maintaining data for constituents, new students, and families; updating data for consistency, accuracy, and adherence to standards
  • Generating daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports to keep front line fundraisers informed and updated about progress toward goals; producing mailing lists and email lists as needed
  • Assisting with gifts of security and wire transfer processing; acting as back-up for gift entry, data checks, and donor receipts
  • Creating bulk imports and uploads of gifts and constituent information and using global changes for data clean-up projects
  • Staying abreast of changes and improvements in advancement technologies; providing technical expertise and interdepartmental training assistance in Raiser’s Edge/NXT
  • Completing other duties and assuming other responsibilities as requested


Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or current certification related to database management
  • 3-5 years of Blackbaud fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge) experience, preferably in an independent secondary school setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating queries, exports, and reports in Raiser’s Edge
  • Strong analytical, communication and collaboration skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge, including formula creation and pivot tables
  • Commitment to data integrity, consistency, and confidentiality
  • Ability and desire to take on a variety of tasks ranging from data entry and report generation to receipt processing
  • A strong sense of teamwork, particularly during busy periods

Please note that prior to hiring, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Groton School is an equal-opportunity employer.

Groton School

Groton, MA
Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender