San Francisco, California
DOE; excellent benefits including paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental, transit benefits, li
Jan 08, 2019
Feb 07, 2019
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Are you inspired by the beauty of our natural world?  Perhaps you love data technology and never imagined you could combine the two passions.   Well, you can!  Join our dynamic development team as the Development Services Manager to manage the League's donor information systems department, including database management, reporting, and gift administration.  As the Manager, you supervise two dynamo members of your team. 

For over 100 years, Save the Redwoods League has been dedicated to protecting the ancient redwood forests so all generations can experience the inspiration and majesty of redwoods.  Since its founding in 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected more than 200,000 acres of forests and helped create 66 redwood parks and preserves for everybody to enjoy. To learn more about us, go to

We provide excellent benefits including paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental, transit benefits, life insurance and a generous 401K!


Data Management and Development Services:

  • Administers data management systems to categorize and differentiate data for analysis, evaluation, solicitations, invitations, and inclusion in League activities
  • Leads two team members; provides training, guidance, yearly goal settings and evaluations
  • Supervises Raiser’s Edge training to staff, interns, volunteers and temporary staff
  • Oversees and enhances documentation of database protocols and coding procedures
  • Collaborates with development team: tracking, goals, list selection, solicitation materials, feedback, and strategy
  • Works with key communications department to provide lists for publications/outreach
  • Responsible for all analysis and reports for accounting and development departments
  • Works with Finance department; manages auditing of donor records for accuracy and donor restrictions, refunds and other adjustments

Database Administration and Systems Oversight:

  • Ensures the design, implementation, integrity, maintenance, and security of donor databases (Raiser’s Edge, Luminate Online, Wealth Engine, etc.) are highly developed and operational
  • Researches, recommends and manages database projects such as integration, periodic software installation and upgrades, data mining projects
  • Serves as a main contact to technology vendors for existing products and potential future vendors/technologies; performs contract negotiation
  • Collaborates with IT support and/or vendors on issues and technical problems

Gift Entry and Acknowledgement:

  • Supervises gift entry and timely production of all acknowledgements and donor stewardship
  • Leads team to maintain and enhance  high-quality donor stewardship, maximizing efficiency in the acknowledgement process

Member Services:

  • Ensures all donor and general public interactions with the development services team are of the highest quality
  • Works with donors who make gifts through stock transfers, donor-advised funds and other methods; ensures Development Department staff receive notice of these gifts in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Committed to the mission of Save the Redwoods League
  • Minimum of two years’ experience managing employee performance and professional development
  • Advanced level in database management, preferably using Raiser’s Edge; proficiency in MS Office
  • Familiarity with online databases and resources relevant to position
  • Proficiency in prospect research and data analysis preferred; knowledge of procedures related to identifying and rating donor prospects
  • Ability to retrieve, analyze, and synthesize information gathered from varied sources
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment, establish and monitor priorities, remain flexible, meet deadlines, and have fun


  • Regularly sits or stands at a desk or computer workstation; moves about the office to collaborate with colleagues
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, moves, and positions objects weighing up to 30 pounds             


Email your resume, a cover letter addressing why you are a great fit for this role, and your salary expectations to:  with the subject heading "Development Services Manager".

NO CALLS PLEASE . . . we are busy protecting redwoods. THANK YOU!

Save the Redwoods League is an Equal Opportunity Employer