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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 a New York-based non-profit organization, focused on strengthening the social sector by advancing knowledge about global philanthropy. With the movement of money, people, and ideas that globalization brings, 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. They will do so in a world in which the very pace of change is accelerating and working in isolation will no longer get the job done. Technology is the accelerator. At the Foundation Center, we curate data on philanthropy around the world, and then build mapping, data visualization, machine learning, and data search apps to help non-profits 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 -- to join our growing team of enthusiastic and creative programmers.
The 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 use lots of different technologies, but have a special appreciation for open source and emphasize prototyping and UX whenever and wherever possible.
REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Information Technology
SUPERVISES:  Enterprise Database Management System (EDMS) Staff (3)
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 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.
  • Work closely with the Web Services/Applications staff and external clients on projects requiring EDMS data.
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to improve ETL, DQ, and warehousing processes
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.