Data & Network Specialist | CHANGE Philanthropy

Data & Network Specialist
Remote Location
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Data & Network Specialist supports CHANGE Philanthropy to advance goals and strategies and will play a role in deepening the coalition efforts. The position is responsible for the CRM database project implementation. CHANGE Philanthropy is expanding our contact and relationship management efforts. This position will play a central role in building out and maintaining data infrastructure related to networks. 

The position also supports administrative efforts and communications coordination.

The position will report to the Coalition & Convening Manager of CHANGE Philanthropy. 

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Essential Functions:

Database Development & Maintenance (60%) 

  • Support CRM Project Team in evolution of organizational contact database including contributions to design, strategic insights to planning and implementation of work plan to expand, improve capability of data system

  • Report to the project team on progress toward achieving  goals and objectives of strategies and work plans

  • Draft system policies and processes to guide organizational interaction with the database system

  • Work with large datasets to clean, identify gaps, make recommendations for data improvement

  • Maintain systems to ensure accurate and effective data

  • Design dashboard to track audience insights and data system health

  • Deliver consistent reports from the dashboard to Coalition & Convening Manager

  • Proactively troubleshoot data issues as they arise

  • Offer creative and strategic ideas to team use of data and system

Communications Coordination (30%)

  • Provide tactical support to Research & Communications Director to deliver communication offerings as assigned

  • Ensure reporting is completed by required deadlines

Administrative Support (10%)

  • Perform general administrative duties (communications, mail, copying, filing, etc.) related to achieving organizational goals

  • Maintain electronic files, update contact database

  • Provide support as necessary with additional needs

Candidate Competencies:


  • Adaptable: Ability to change course and support the successful completion of projects

  • Team Player: Ability to work in a collegial and learning work environment


  • Detail-Oriented: Attention to detail throughout the entirety of a project

  • Problem Solver: A can-do attitude, problem-solving orientation, and a sense of resourcefulness

  • Organized: The ability to organize, prioritize, and manage complex, multidimensional projects and the commitment and ability to meet work goals in a timely manner


  • Community-Oriented: Ability to relate effectively to people from diverse backgrounds and with a responsive, courteous customer service attitude

  • Enthusiastic: Positive attitude and ready to do what it takes to get the job done

  • Self-Motivated: Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in organizing work, establishing priorities and meeting demanding project goals

  • Data-lover: Passionate about data, with precise attention to detail and enthusiasm for building and maintaining systems

Education, Experience, and Knowledge:

  • Database management experience (preferred minimum of three years)

  • Strong communications skills, including writing and editing for print, web and social media

  • Commitment to CHANGE mission; understanding of organizational inclusion practices and racial equity in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector

  • Excellent organizational, project management, and campaign coordination skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people

  • An orientation toward being thoughtful and insightful, a fast learner, flexible and dynamic with the ability to adapt and iterate to changing or ambiguous circumstances

  • The ability to anticipate, appreciate, and reconcile diverse and complex perspectives

  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to work in small, virtual teams that span time zones, and ability to complete tasks on time

Job Specifics and Work Environment

This position is part-time (24-32 hours per week) and is non-exempt.

Starting salary range is $28,000 – $35,000 ($60,000-$70,000 annualized) depending on qualifications and experience. CHANGE Philanthropy provides medical, dental, vision, and generous vacation leave on a sliding scale depending on hours/week.

The position is remote. 

Travel required 2-3 times per year.

CHANGE Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Position Timeline

Position Recruitment
December 14-January 15

Application Review
January 25-29, 2020

Applicant Interview
February 1-12, 2020

Start Date
March 1-15, 2020

How You Can Submit An Application

Responses must be emailed to with the following subject line: “Data & Network Specialist – (Your Name)”.

Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM EST on January 15, 2020.