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Database & Development Coordinator
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
Cincinnati, OH
Job Summary
Job Description

Lighthouse is seeking a Database & Development Coordinator who is a detail-oriented self-starter to be responsible for managing the donor database and other software solutions; preparing donor acknowledgment letters; supporting fundraising and donor development efforts; and assisting with fundraising-specific communications. This is a full-time position with competitive wage and benefits.

The Database & Development Coordinator is a member of Lighthouse’s Development Team, which is responsible for driving growth of donated revenue through a comprehensive fundraising program that meets and exceeds annual and long-term financial goals. This position works closely with members of the Development Team in a supportive environment dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission: to empower young people and families to succeed through a continuum of care that promotes healing and growth.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the administration of the donor database and other software solutions that support development efforts.
  • Update and maintain accurate data on all donors and gifts; maintain hard copy and electronic files.
  • Ensure all gifts are recorded and acknowledged in a timely manner.
  • Support planning and execution of fundraising efforts and events.
  • Support the organization’s donor development process.
  • Prepare mailing lists for mass correspondence, including event materials, newsletters, appeals, stewardship mailings, and emails.
  • Create reports to fulfill requests for information and follow processes for keeping these organized and easy to access for future use.
  • Complete month-end reporting processes and assist with reconciliation processes as necessary.
  • Assist with fundraising-specific communications activities such as special appeals and emails.
  • Utilize the online marketing tool and manage its processes, including creating and sending emails, setting up events, processing donations, troubleshooting errors, and adding constituents.
  • Implement processes for ensuring excellent data quality throughout the database.
  • Address any system problems that may arise, working with the vendor’s support team to resolve them.
  • Remain informed about new functions and abilities of vendor’s products.


  • At least two years of professional work experience.
  • Database Management experience.
  • Experience in a fundraising or non-profit setting.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and professional discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology, including database entry and all Microsoft Office products (or comparable systems). Experience with donor management software such as Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Why Work with Lighthouse Youth & Family Services:

  • Rewarding career – make a difference in the lives of youth!
  • Work for a diverse, seasoned, and well respected agency with engaged leadership team
  • Ability to work remotely for some roles
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)  and Other Paid Leave Options (Holidays, FMLA, Bereavement, and Parental Leave)
  • Medical and other health insurance offerings, including company paid life and long term disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan including company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Department of Education’s Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Engaging Wellness Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Casual dress

Join a winning organization with a great culture and work environment, and have a rewarding career that impacts the lives of youth and families! Find all open positions at

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