Database Assistant - Temporary

Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. Published: August 7, 2017
Dallas, TX
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The Database Assistant position is responsible for the day-to-day input of data into Raiser’s Edge. This position is a temporary position from October 2017 - January 2018.


  • Conducts all membership and gift processing, as well as biographical data entry for the Zoo.
  • Responsible for event and prospect data entry (e.g., contact information, biographical background). Handles regular updates to contact information, including returned mail and email bounce backs.
  • Produces fulfillment materials such as membership cards, standard thank you letter, etc.
  • Monitors and maintains database accuracy and constituent updates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Up to one year of experience with relational databases, specifically with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Efficient and accurate data-entry skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail with a strong commitment to maintain the integrity of data entered into Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ability to process large amounts of data under pressure and strict deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of database management.
  • A strategic approach to problem solving.
  • Organized, energetic, flexible and computer proficient.
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint skills.
  • Initiates and has ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Dallas Zoo.
  • Must have good observational skills.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation
  • Must be able to walk, stand, sit, kneel, stoop, twist, reach above head, pull bend, climb stairs and carry up to 50lbs.
  • Work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license (to operate Zoo vehicles) with reliable transportation

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