Data Manager (Raiser's Edge)

Overland Park, KS /
Development and Special Events /
Manage database and gift processing for Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) utilizing Raiser’s Edge and Volunteer Action Network (VAN) software.  Serve as partner for Development team to coordinate donor cultivation and stewardship. Work directly with staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners to manage PPGP’s external affairs data.  Promote PPGP as a leading provider of reproductive and sexual health and education, and to help advance advocacy, health services and education work.  A collaborative style, strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, and knowledge and enthusiasm of the job are essential.


    • Oversee and prepare complex database queries, exports, imports, and custom reports utilizing Raiser’s Edge and VAN software to support the External Affairs department. This may include, but is not limited to preparing event and major gift reports, mailing lists, donor recognition lists, and compiling voter and volunteer information.
    • Manage all aspects of gift processing including data entry, acknowledgments, honor memorials, and consistent reconciliation with finance. 
    • Assess and ensure accuracy, security, and integrity of databases (i.e. importing, exporting data, and validating/updating existing information).  Maintain accurate templates.
    • Strengthen the agency’s relationships with workplace giving organizations and the overall management of annual applications, reporting, processing, and stewardship of workplace gifts.
    • Create and administer reports for fundraising, pledge reminders, payments, and other applications for the External Affairs departments, as requested.
    • Provide database support for PPGP events and donor prospect research.
    • Assess and troubleshoot department database issues, and in coordination with IT, determine solutions.  Determine and implement projects/updates to enhance and stream-line database usage. 
    • Administer user privileges and train staff on database software usage.
    • Interact effectively with internal and external customers, donors, volunteers, and members of the Board of Directors.
    • Assist with and support External Affairs programs and projects.


    • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 3 years Raiser’s Edge experience; including preparing reports through complex database queries, exports, imports, and custom reports.
    • Microsoft Office proficiency with intermediate Excel skills.
    • Occasional evening and weekend work required.
    • VAN software experience a plus.
    • Preferred basic knowledge of design software.
    • Desirable to have some familiarity with various aspects of fundraising.


    • Reasoning Ability:  A multi-disciplinary thinker with excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand new concepts and complex subjects, solve problems and to exercise good judgment in a fast-paced environment.  Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Thoroughness – Accuracy and attention to detail required. Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects at once and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Commitment to exceptional work quality and standards. Establishes procedures to ensure high quality work. Checks the accuracy of work performed by self and others.
    • Communication: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex data. Strong verbal communication skills. Ability to write and deliver effective email communications.  Effective interpersonal skills. Understanding of the Internet, including but not limited to research and email communication.
    • Interpersonal Awareness – Principled, ethical, and professional. A sense of humor, perspective, and grace. A high level of enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and drive. A highly sophisticated approach as well as the intellectual depth and maturity to work with cross-functional teams. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.

Planned Parenthood Great Plains has been a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care for nearly 85 years, serving women, men, and families in communities across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Each year, we provide care to nearly 30,000 people in our 11 health centers and reach nearly 5,500 people through our comprehensive sex education programming. We believe that every person deserves to have access to the resources and information they need in order to make decisions about their own health.

PPGP is working to expand and revitalize its health center footprint in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma regions, and reinvigorate its education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives to educate a new generation of reproductive health and rights supporters and to promote greater access to affordable contraception, preventive treatment, safe abortion, and other critical reproductive health services.
As an affiliate of, and accredited by, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), PPGP operates 11 high-quality health centers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, with a centralized call center and online appointment scheduling. PPGP serves people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. PPGP currently provides reproductive health services in Little Rock AR; Wichita, KS; Columbia, MO; the Kansas City metro area; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK. The medical staff includes board certified OB/GYN and family medicine physicians, as well as nurse practitioners. PPGP’s nurse practitioners collaborate with physicians to provide sexual and reproductive health care, perform examinations, and diagnose and treat infections. PPGP accepts Medicaid and private insurance in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Our health centers provided comprehensive reproductive health services to nearly 30,000 patients.
PPGP provides comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education to more than 5,500 participants each year across our four states. Our education programs promote responsible behavior and honest communication with peers, parents and adults. Teens are given information about how to deal with social pressure and are given medically accurate information about contraception. Programs offer a variety of interactive sexuality education presentations to schools, churches, and community groups on a broad range of topics.
PPGP is a leading advocate for the sexual and reproductive rights of women and men in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, working tirelessly to block legislation that restricts access to sex education, contraception, and abortion. To conduct more in-depth advocacy efforts, PPGP created Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes (PPGPV), a sister corporation of PPGP organized under IRS Section 501(c)4. This classification allows PPGPV to engage in political activities and make additional lobbying expenditures that would not be allowed under PPGP’s 501(c)3 tax status. PPGPV maintains professional lobbying programs in Little Rock, Topeka, Jefferson City, and Oklahoma City; monitors federal, state and local legislation and analyzes its effects on PPGP and our patients; informs supporters about proposed legislation and encourages contact with their legislators; and recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles.