The following office-based positions are currently available at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Fundraising Systems Assistant

Department: Development

Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt


I.    Purpose of the Job


Under the supervision of the Fundraising Systems Manager and in daily collaboration with all Fundraising System team members, provides all necessary administrative support to MSF’s fundraising operations. Ensures gift processing and updates to donor accounts in MSF’s donor database are performed with the utmost attention to detail and data quality; takes primary responsibility for regular data entry and data hygiene routines.


II.            Essential Functions and Responsibilities


Fundraising Systems and Data Quality Control (85%)

  • Develops working knowledge of MSF’s donor database, systems, and coding.
  • Performs daily and weekly quality control and data hygiene routines; reports trends in data problems to Fundraising Systems Manager. Supports data hygiene projects under direction of supervisor.
  • Cross-trains on other Fundraising Systems functions to provide coverage of other staff as needed.
  • Takes full responsibility for data entry and data corrections in donor database of record.
  • Performs specific transaction uploads.
  • Merges, prints and mails large volumes of donor correspondence.
  • Supports quality control of all donation, upload files to verify accuracy and timeliness by supporting the Fundraising System Associate in charge of database input files.
  • Performs quality control of the following functions: general gift processing, tribute processing, and data maintenance to ensure the quality and timeliness of these functions.
  • Performs quality control of acknowledgment (gift receipt) files as needed with support of Fundraising Systems Associate in charge of database output files.
  • Supports team in identifying and addressing routine operational problems regarding data processing and reporting encountered by other staff.
  • Provides guidance to high-touch groups in the handling of specific transactions.
  • Assists Manager and Associates with diverse tasks, as assigned.


Vendor Management and Support (10%)

  • Assists in answering questions from and training staff at MSF’s caging/keying vendor.
  • Performs quality control for tribute keying of new personnel at caging/keying vendor as requested by supervisor.
  • Assist the Operations Associates with answering all other types of vendor questions.


Planning and Management (5%)

  • Contributes to the creation and implementation of an annual Operations plan, designed to continually improve the efficacy and efficiency of departmental systems.
  • Attends staff meetings and several annual office-wide debates to participate in information sharing across all departments, and stay informed on important MSF topics so as to be able to contribute to the organization’s ongoing development.

III.           Supervisory Responsibilities:


Trains and helps in the supervision of the Seasonal Fundraising Systems Assistant.


IV.          Fiscal Responsibility


Contributes to the generation of revenue by helping to maintain the accuracy and timeliness of revenue recording, which allows us to provide high quality service to our donors. Is responsible for maintaining the privacy of donors’ personal and financial data.


V.            Extent of Public Contact


Not applicable.


VI.          Physical Demands


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office.  Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


VII.         Working Conditions, Travel and Environment


The duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days/week for a minimum of 35 hours.  Must be available to work before 9:00 am, after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required.  Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business travel


VIII.        Qualifications


  • Minimum 2 years of administrative work experience in an office environment plus BA; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent keyboarding skills with the ability to produce high volume, high quality data.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Affinity for and facility with numbers.

·         Computer literate with strong skills in word processing and spreadsheets, familiarity with databases and ability to learn new Windows-based programs.

  • Organized, extremely detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and work under pressure, with a flair for creative problem solving.
  • Fundraising software experience a strong plus.
  • Residence in or willingness to relocate to NYC metro area.


How to Apply


To apply, send cover letter and resume, ATTN:  Fundraising Systems Assistant by October 27, 2016. Submissions without cover letter will not be reviewed.

Starting salary mid to high 40’s (commensurate with experience), for a 35-hour work week.  Excellent benefits and training opportunities.

If applicant is not based in New York, please indicate in cover letter ability to relocate. Note that no relocation assistance or visa assistance will be provided for this position.