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Enterprise Database Manager

Job Category:
Computer and Information Technology
Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
Foundation Center
New York
Description: THE FOUNDATION CENTER is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Our organization's mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. Our vision is a world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to increasing opportunity and transforming lives.
With the movement of money, people, and ideas brought by globalization, our world is one of almost unlimited possibility. But it is also a world in which there is too much poverty, violence, and pollution and not enough justice, beauty, and opportunity. Foundations, with their freedom to innovate, and nonprofits, with their unlimited reserves of hope and commitment, must strive to change that. Technology is the accelerator.
Foundation Center has a team of ~15 programmers, designers, and database developers. We've built (and still maintain) hundreds of websites, apps, and databases, but we keep our focus on a few major initiatives every year. We're cultivating a culture of programmers who are fun, hard-working, team-loving, cutting edge, ethical, and accountable. We use lots of different technologies, but have a special appreciation for open source and emphasize prototyping and human-centered UX design whenever and wherever possible. Because we're a nonprofit, we might be considered "mellow" by for-profit standards -- but by nonprofit standards, we're very deadline-driven and experimental. We like to think it's the best of both worlds!
We curate data on philanthropy around the world, and then build mapping, data visualization, machine learning, and data search apps to help nonprofits get the resources they need, and to empower donors to make their decisions more strategic. We're looking for cutting edge technologists at several levels -- from data architecture to web and API development to the creation of dynamic front-end visualizations. We have a current opportunity for an Enterprise Database Manager to join our growing team of enthusiastic, open-minded, and hard-working programmers.
REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Information Technology
SUPERVISES:  3 Enterprise Database Management System (EDSM) Staff
JOB SUMMARY:  The Foundation Center is looking for a candidate to plan, design, develop, install and support the Center’s Enterprise Database Management System (EDMS).  This strategic position provides a critical leadership role at the Center by managing the EDMS support team and providing project management on all efforts related to the EDMS system.
  • Lead the EDMS support team.
  • Serve as the Center’s EDMS Project Manager, working with outside consultants, on the effort to replace the existing Enterprise Database Management System.
  • Provide ongoing support for the current EDMS system while it is being replaced as well as all product outputs and data feeds.
  • Create and maintain project plans and schedules for the ongoing development and maintenance of all Center database system projects.
  • Collaborate with Data Architecture and Acquisition (DA&A) staff to produce functional as well as detail design specifications to meet new and existing EDMS requirements and provide day to day production support.
  • Work together with System Services staff to maintain efficient and secure operations of EDMS system architecture.
  • Work closely with the Web Services/Applications staff and external clients on projects requiring EDMS data.
  • Interact with all Center departments that consume EDMS data and ensure their business needs are being met. 
  • Manage all quality assurance testing of components of the EDMS environment.
  • Design database reports/extracts as required using SQL and data visualization tools as needed.
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to improve ETL, DQ, and warehousing processes.
  • Develop and maintain user/system procedures and documentation for all backend database processes.
  • Manage all database maintenance and product/data mart output support.
  • Participate in the budgeting process.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.
  • Learn about new developments in EDMS and advice the Vice President of Information and Technology regarding related aspects of the Center’s technology strategy.
BA/BS degree.  Minimum of 3-5 years management experience preferably with a database support team. Must have a thorough understanding of relational database principles and experience with both transactional and data warehouse designs and structures.  Experience with Extract Transform and Load (ETL), Data Quality Tools, Master Data Management (MDM) and data modeling preferred.  Experience with Microsoft Windows platforms (e.g., C#/.NET, SQL Server, SSIS, SSQS, SSRS and a thorough knowledge of SQL required.  DBA experience with both Sybase and MS SQL Server a plus.  Experience with NoSQL databases is a plus.  Enthusiasm for and curiosity about innovations in data management and database technology is also a plus!
Must be a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter, with excellent communication skills, who works well independently and in a team environment with a variety of staff and consultants. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Please send resume, and cover letter with salary requirement to: (Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line)
Human Resources Manager
The Foundation Center 
79 5th Avenue 
New York, NY 10003
Do not telephone. Due to the high volume of applicants we typically receive, we regret that we can only contact candidates that we would like to interview.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
For more information on positions available at the Foundation Center please visit our website:
The Foundation Center is an equal opportunity employer.