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Specialist, Donor Database

aclu · 30+ days ago


The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Specialist in the Development Data & Systems team of the ACLU’s National office in New York City. 

The ACLU’s passionate community of donors and activists is stronger than everThe mission of the ACLU’s Development Department is to unlock the full potential of donors and the ACLU as partners in the creation of a more perfect unionWe pursue our mission by building long-term donor relationships and organizational partnerships, by demonstrating impact in response to threats, by engaging donors how they wish to engage, by taking interest in our donors and facilitating personal action, by being accountable stewards of their funds, and by asking donors to consider giving the ACLU their full support.   

Reporting to Deputy Director of Donor Data, the Specialist is a member of the Development Data & Systems team that is comprised of four sub-units; Donor Data, Campaign Services, Business Analysis, and Knowledge, Support, and Training.  The Specialist ensures the accurate and timely processing of donor data and is also responsible for supporting testing needs for ongoing system development for the ACLU’s suite of constituent management systems and data infrastructure.   


  • Develop in-depth understanding of donor data processing procedural flows and Salesforce functionality including batch upload process  
  • Administer and ensure the accurate and timely processing of all ACLU donor data 
    • Clean and manipulate raw data into standard format
    • Validate data to reduce duplicate record creations
    • Communicate with vendors to resolve payment and file-related issues
    • Identify and problem solve processing exceptions  
    • Merge accounts and adjust records  
  • Design queries and reports for reconciliation
  • Partner in evaluating and identifying opportunities to improve and expand data processing procedures to affiliates
  • Understand ACLU policies and procedures and collaborate with colleagues in PTEC, RODR, Finance, Development, and Legal to ensure that uploads meets organization protocols
  • Proactively detect, analyze system or data concerns and work closely with Digital, Product & Technology and Analytics team to troubleshoot and resolve issues  
  • Provide support with user acceptance testing by creating schema for data mapping and analysis
  • Assist in the definition, documentation, and maintenance of internal support procedures
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the ACLU
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts 



  • Experience working in nonprofit organizations a plus 
  • Experience with 
  • Experience with Salesforce-related data management tools such as Data Loader, demandTools, and/or Apsona
  • Experienced data processor who enjoys working with large data and spreadsheets
  • Possesses strong analytical skills to make logical deductions from presented data
  • Comfortable writing basic formulas and simple SQL query commands  
  • Understands basic concepts of relational databases
  • Has knowledge of basic finance or accounting
  • Has knowledge of basic fundraising practices
  • Possesses problem solving skills and inherent decision-making ability as well as the ability to take initiative, be assertive and manage multiple streams of work
  • Extremely detail-oriented and able to work productively and flexibly in a high volume and fast paced environment
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, while fostering collaboration and peer support
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access  
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and end users
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


The ACLU values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. Consistent with the ACLU’s compensation philosophy, there is a set salary for this role. The annual salary for this position is $88,030  (Level I), reflective of a position based in New York, NY, where our National offices are headquartered. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. 


The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

For over 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


Last updated on Aug 29, 2023

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