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Employer:  Land Trust Alliance.
Categories:  IT/Web/Technology
Travel Required:  None
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  DC - District of Columbia
City:  Washington
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

Department: Administration
Reports to: Information Technology Manager
Supervises: None
Location: Washington, D.C.


The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization whose mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation throughout America. The Alliance works with Congress to pass tax incentives and funding that help landowners to choose conservation over development. The Alliance serves as a university for land conservation that trains the people who do the work to conserve cherished farms, forests, parks and trails. It strengthens community-based land trusts by providing workshops, online learning, research, standards, and accreditation services. The Alliance’s conservation defense program helps land trusts ensure that conserved land stays protected forever. The Alliance works with the media to promote land conservation and engage more Americans in saving our most treasured places.

Database/IT Coordinator

The Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation organization that saves the places people love by strengthening land conservation throughout America, seeks a Database\IT professional to ensure that its membership database and IT systems are effective in meeting the program and fundraising needs of the organization. The Database/IT Coordinator is responsible for proactively working with system users to ensure that required data is entered and can be easily accessed. Candidates with CRM and database report writing experience are encouraged to apply.

The Alliance is expanding the use of its database to better serve all the staff. Database responsibilities include reporting, user support and training. The Alliance uses iMIS, a Microsoft SQL Server-based database. 

Candidates should have at least 2 years of relevant experience with database report writing; an understanding of non-profit organizations; excellent written and oral communication and training skills; strong ability to interact with staff, members, contractors and vendors at varying levels; and a problem-solving, resourceful mindset. Technical knowledge should include experience with SSRS or Crystal Reports, and familiarity with CRM systems (iMIS preferred).  Bachelor's degree required; interest in conservation a strong plus.

The position is available starting January 2, 2013. Salary commensurate with experience.

Summary Description

The Database/IT Coordinator interacts with staff throughout the organization to understand their data and reporting needs and to ensure that systems are optimized to meet those needs along with providing training and support for the Alliance’s systems; ensuring that information is retrievable, accessible and useful in carrying out the Alliance’s mission and vision.  This position also provides support for the IT infrastructure and general user support for the staff of the Alliance.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Work with the IT Manager to ensure that information important to the Alliance is available in the database and is being utilized to its fullest
  • Assist staff with customizing the database interface to make it as user-friendly and intuitive as possible
  • Collaborate with staff to understand their data needs and desired outcomes in order to create database reports that fully achieve these goals.
  • Organizing and optimize existing reports, so they are both easy to find and valuable to staff
  • Create users guides and documentation for the database and reports

General IT

  • Provide backup for the IT Manager for routine troubleshooting.
  • Provide assistance with maintenance of computers, software and network services
  • Take on special projects and research as needed
  • Provide one-on-one or group training for new personnel and others as needed (or arrange for outside trainers)

Critical Success Factors

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with all Alliance staff, consultants and members
  • Effective team member
  • Problem solving skills
  • Project management skills, including ability to work with outside technical vendors
  • Attention to detail


  • BA or BS in a computer-related science or field or commensurate experience
  • Two years’ experience with databases and report writing.
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability to work well with others and with minimal daily supervision
  • Experience working with vendors on projects preferred


Competitive salary and benefits provided commensurate with experience.


Send resume and cover letter via email to If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources Manager, Land Trust Alliance, 1660 L Street NW, Suite 1100, Ste 1100, Washington, DC  20036

The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.  The Land Trust Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or marital status.



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