Jobs to Move America

Jobs to Move America

Database Specialist

Based in Los Angeles, CA
(hybrid - partially remote)


Position: Database Specialist
Department: Development
Position Type: Full-Time ─ Exempt
Location: Hybrid / Los Angeles based (Los Angeles preferred; will consider NYC, Chicago or Birmingham)
Reports to: Development Director
Salary Range: $62,000- $82,000

About Jobs to Move America
Jobs to Move America (JMA) is a national strategic policy center that works to transform public spending and corporate behavior using a comprehensive approach that is rooted in racial and economic justice, and community organizing. We seek to advance a fair and prosperous economy with good jobs and healthier communities for all. To learn more, visit our website: www.jobstomoveamerica.org.

Job Summary
The Database Specialist is a key member of the JMA team during this critical period of growth for the organization. It’s an exciting opportunity for an emerging leader passionate about racial and economic justice, progressive policy and/or the labor movement to leverage JMA’s mission and values to help grow and sustain our organization.

In this newly created role, the Database Specialist will provide high level administrative and database support to advance our programmatic and fundraising strategic priorities. This position will implement systems and processes to maximize our impact and track our progress in achieving a just, clean, and worker-centered economy. The Database Specialist will report to the Development Director and will work closely with the Senior Development Associate and program staff across the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help lead the organization-wide implementation and adoption of Salesforce as project manager, and serve as primary liaison between our contracted Salesforce implementation partner and JMA team members
  • In coordination with regional directors and program staff, develop standardized systems and procedures for: data collection, import, and reporting processes within Salesforce, JMA’s website, and related digital platforms
  • Maintain standards for managing and moving data securely across multiple systems, ensuring data security and integrity every step of the way
  • Under the direction of the development director, serve as database administrator and manage robust data input, tracking and reporting, and develop training and best practices for all staff to learn and effectively use Salesforce
  • Oversee proper management of development data in Salesforce database, including timely gift and grant processing, maintaining complete and accurate donor records and financial data, generating reports and dashboards
  • In collaboration with development, communications and program teams, serve as administrator for integrated and related digital tools and platforms, including Salesforce Marketing Cloud (Pardot) data management, audience segmentation and automations; Wordpress website integration, donation platforms and payment processors; and any digital organizing and advocacy apps.
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation of current systems and assessment of emerging data management needs; identify and develop appropriate solutions and processes to ensure effective and streamlined relationship management
  • Assist the finance and development team in the balance and closing of financial reports

Qualifications & Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years as database manager for a nonprofit CRM, with at least two years administrator experience with Salesforce for Nonprofits
  • Previous experience leading the implementation of Salesforce (or similar CRM) for a nonprofit organization
  • Deep understanding of data architecture and workflow mapping within Salesforce and related systems
  • Experience managing complex projects from inception to completion
  • Demonstrated proficiency with G-Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Experience with app integration (Zapier, GiveWP) and digital organizing/advocacy tools such as NGP VAN, EveryAction, etc.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines and produce quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized, precise, and attentive to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people in a remote environment
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, ethics, responsiveness, and confidentiality
  • A passion for data and how it can be leveraged to build social movements and change policies
  • Demonstrated interest, understanding, and commitment to JMA’s mission


  • Salary Range $62,000 - $82,000
  • Depending on geographic area, a one-time cost of living adjustment (COLA) may be added to the salary
  • Employer pays 100 percent of medical, dental, and vision premium
  • Generous paid time off including 12 vacation days, 12 sick days, 12 personal days, 11 holidays, family leave, and eligibility to request sabbatical leave after 5 years
  • Annual salary increases
  • 401(k) plan with 5% employer contribution after 6 months of employment
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Work from home stipend
  • Work from home office set up provided if needed
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices
  • Qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer
  • JMA is a unionized workplace. This position is included in the collective bargaining agreement.

How to Apply:
Please complete the application form here: https://jmaportal.bamboohr.com/careers/26?source=aWQ9Ng%3D%3D

Submit a résumé, responses to the application questions, and three work references. Only applications submitted via this process will be considered. No phone calls please. Interviews will be conducted virtually. Applicants who advance in the interview process will be asked to complete a skills assessment.

JMA Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
We are an EEO/affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero-tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Those who identify as persons of color, women, veterans, or formerly incarcerated persons, and/or have had experience working with one or more of those groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

JMA Diversity and Inclusion Statement
JMA believes that diverse, engaged, and motivated employees are essential to achieving our goals of economic, racial, and social justice. We believe that each employee's voice is valuable and that when all employees contribute ideas to the organization’s operation, it enhances the success of the organization overall.

In order to assist us in achieving our goals as a diverse and inclusive workforce, we ask optional self-identification questions in the job application.

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