Organizational Mission and History
Save the Chimps operates the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world. Located on nearly 200 acres on the Treasure Coast of Florida, the Sanctuary provides lifetime care and enrichment for chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade.
Save the Chimps was established in 1997 by Dr. Carole Noon in response to an announcement from the U.S. Air Force that they would be releasing the chimpanzees formerly used in NASA space exploration research. Save the Chimps initially lost their bid for the chimpanzees, but after a year-long legal battle gained permanent custody of 21 Air Force chimpanzees. In 2002, Save the Chimps conducted the largest rescue effort on behalf of chimpanzees in history by rescuing 266 chimpanzees from the Coulston Foundation, a now-defunct laboratory in New Mexico with extensive Animal Welfare Act violations. Over the course of several years, Save the Chimps relocated all of these chimpanzees from the Coulston Foundation in New Mexico to Florida in an unprecedented effort known as “The Great Chimpanzee Migration.” During this time, Save the Chimps continued to rescue chimpanzees from entertainment and the pet trade.
Today Save the Chimps is home to over 250 chimpanzees and has the current infrastructure to potentially care for up to 300 individuals. The chimpanzees are cared for by approximately 60 professional caregivers and support staff, and the organization’s operating budget is approaching $6M annually.
The Development & Database Coordinator helps to form the hub of Development operations. This individual is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the database, importing gifts from multi-channels, maintaining donor records, and developing reports. This position also helps to coordinate a range of activities involving the development and communications/marketing team, helping to coordinate all activities within this multi-faceted, busy department. This critical infrastructure position will be responsible primarily for the day-to-day management of the donor database and assist with the growth goals outlined in organizational planning . Additional duties may include event support and volunteer management. This position reports to the Director of
Development & Communications.
The following is a list of the essential functions of this position. This list is intended to be representative of the tasks preformed within the position description but is not limited to:
Position is full-time (40 hours/week, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm), based out of Fort Pierce, Florida. Some off-site employment may be considered but on-site is preferred.
Essential Job Functions
• Maintains the integrity of the Raiser’s Edge Database
• Documents and maintains all procedures related to the Raiser’s Edge system
• Sets up tracking systems, creates and coordinates the production of performance management reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
• Works closely with Save the Chimps’ multi-channel marketing partners when importing gift data and exchanging donor information.
• Directs data input/output by developing and coordinating the production of donor lists
• Accurately conducts global imports and global changes to the data
• Supervises data cleanup and maintenance projects
• Assists other users in various capacities relating to the database, including but not limited to queries, reports and mailing data
• Performs data analysis by querying the database
• Compiling statistics, forecasting trends strategizing and conducting segment analysis of direct mailings
• Researches and establishes work procedures and standards to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of operations
• Participate in the Raiser’s Edge User Group to ensure that Society-wide protocols are established and to provide valuable opportunities to share useful information
• Responsible for individual workstation set up issues and security for Raiser’s Edge system
• Trains team members in use of the Raiser’s Edge system
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Consistently reports to work prepared to perform the duties of the position