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Development Data Manager

Obama Foundation

Obama Foundation

Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

About the Obama Foundation

At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.

We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.

That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.

But that approach extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.

As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.

For more information, please visit www.obama.org.

Purpose of the Role

The Development Data Manager will be crucial in overseeing and enhancing our data infrastructure to support fundraising and development efforts. This role oversees the data collection, entry, and reporting processes and supports the Data and Analytics team's strategic goals by managing data integrity and providing insights from data. You will collaborate closely with data analysts, IT specialists, and senior leadership to enhance data-driven decision-making processes.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Data Management: Develop policies, procedures, and staff training on data governance following data privacy standards and regulations. Conduct data analysis and generate insightful reports to inform fundraising strategies. Prioritize data requests and workflows for the data and analytics team. Partner with IT and development staff to manage, monitor, and maintain all development systems. Ensure that development data across the Foundation is housed and kept in a way that captures and retains knowledge and makes insights available to fundraisers.
  • Data Quality Control and Integrity: Ensure data accuracy, consistency, and integrity across development systems. Develop and enforce data standards and guidelines. Conduct data clean-up, run quality control queries, and process data appends for record maintenance. Collaborates with IT and development team members to test enhancement requests and database updates before releasing them to production.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Create reports and queries from the Salesforce database. Meet specific data requests from internal customers and external vendors to assist fundraising efforts. Design, generate, and update reports and data visualizations to support business intelligence needs. Collaborate with data analysts to provide actionable insights.
  • Collaboration and Innovation: Work closely with the Frontline team and other departments to support their data needs and projects. Provide technical support and training to staff on database-related issues. Stay current with emerging database technologies and trends. Recommend and implement new tools and techniques to improve database management.
  • People Management: Manage and mentor team members, fostering a collaborative, productive, and innovative work environment.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of database configurations, processes, and procedures. Update documentation as changes occur.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: As needed, take on additional tasks and responsibilities to support the Data & Analytics team and organizational goals.

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

  • Database Queries & Reports: Regular reports on database performance metrics.
  • Data Quality Audits: Periodic audits to ensure data integrity and quality.
  • Optimized Database Queries: Implement efficient query designs to enhance performance.
  • User Training: Conduct training sessions for staff on database use and best practices.
  • Comprehensive Documentation: Maintain updated and detailed documentation of database systems and processes.

Required Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience synthesizing qualitative and quantitative insights across diverse programs and initiatives into actionable insights for fundraising teams and executive leadership.
  • Proven experience implementing business intelligence tools and building dashboards integrating data from multiple data systems (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Domo, etc.) Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to interpret complex data.
  • Excellent communication skills can explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to high data quality standards.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues efficiently.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

The salary range for this role is between $87,020 and $108,775.

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The Obama Foundation is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!

In the interest of employee health and safety during the pendency of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Obama Foundation is requiring that all prospective employees present proof that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, or seek a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons, prior to their first day of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at careers@obama.org if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.