As of September 26, 2018

Data and Research Management Specialist

Job Description

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is looking to hire a skilled professional with a passion for research, data assessment, and systems management. This is a high-impact position that requires significant computer readiness and social media abilities and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, the Database and Research Management Specialist is responsible for managing all donor information systems for the Museum’s development, marketing, and membership engagement units. This includes reporting, assessments, and data entry. The Database and Research Management Specialist also serves as the key point of contact for data and information warehousing, and researching of key prospects, members, and key prospects. The position will be the lead contact for working with key staff to understand data needs, institutional projections, and the development of actionable insights.


  • Manage all aspects of the Museum’s database including data integrity, prospects, members, updates and corrections, donor contributions/profiles, and donor histories
  • Strategizes and manages implementation of data enrichment services, determining the best use of the software features to accomplish Museum goals.
  • Manages vendor relationships to support development operations.
  • Serves as lead-staff in inputting of new/upgraded data reports, and giving

Reporting and Other Functions:

  • Develops reports and manages the regular distribution of data
  • Works with Communications-Marketing/Development/Membership Department to support sharing of data and information across donor platforms.
  • Produces queries, reports, lists needed for mailings, programs, fundraising, and events.
  • Creates custom “dashboards” for development and museum staff which demonstrate revenue progress in real-time, and manages tasks and actions.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least 3-4 years Development, Research, and or Database Software exp.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Altru, or research software
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills required
  • Pleasant and collaborative style, professional attitude, attention to detail, dependability
  • Strong 



Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..