Data Entry Clerk
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA Office
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for addressing global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.
Do you have the editor's eagle eye that can catch a typo a mile away? Do you go into a Zen state of personal contentment from the calm of typing numbers into a spreadsheet while hours mysteriously fly by? Would you secretly beam with pride (and true job satisfaction) when you later see UCS’s leadership use those same numbers to help further our important mission? If so, you might be the perfect addition to our Gift and Data Processing Team.
This position's primary function is data-entry and batch-based gift processing in a fast-paced and busy team of the Development Department. The person in this position must be a natural stickler for database hygiene practices and for general clerical organization at the highest level of detail. The ideal Data Entry Clerk would be enthusiastic about working independently for long periods of time, even when completing routine data-entry tasks. Someone who is a perfect fit for this position would gain a great deal of job satisfaction in maintaining a high degree of efficiency and accuracy while enforcing the business rules associated with UCS’s database coding practices. This individual would have a natural ability to scan large data sets to isolate small issues – with a keen editor’s eye for catching mistakes and seeing patterns that may point to inefficiencies not just in their own work but in the work of the gift processing team as a whole – proactively leading the team to improve habits that reduce errors and streamline data-entry procedures.
Using the Raiser’s Edge Batch feature, the Data Entry Clerk will spend 75% of his or her time entering UCS donations with close attention to detail, setting and refining batch templates as needed to improve efficiencies. This process includes:
The remaining 25% of the time will be devoted to related data-entry work such as:
Qualifications and Experience
Spends extended periods at computer monitor and keyboard, occasionally lifts and carries stock boxes or bulk mail.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff particularlyto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. UCS is committed to building a workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse of backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is $38,500 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Data Entry Clerk” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: April 1, 2018, or until filled.