Data Services Specialist

Posted on Indeed on May 26, 2021

A Data Services Specialist serves as the primary engineer on all data-related aspects of the client onboarding and post-onboarding process. A Data Services Specialist is also charged with building and maintaining custom jobs, as well as collaborating internally with technical and non-technical teams at EveryAction / NGP VAN, to create sustainable and elegant data solutions.

Ideal candidates possess strong communications skills, attention to detail, and a high comfort level working with clients.

Candidates are expected to have strong SQL skills, have a working knowledge of CRM solutions and relational databases, and experience working with non-profit or political campaign-related data. Please specifically highlight any experience working with non-profit development data, if applicable, in your cover letter.

The Data Services Specialist (contract position) responsibilities include completing assigned tasks with minimal supervision. This is a temporary contract for a 1099 independent contractor that we anticipate lasting 6 months at a rate of 40 hours per week.


  • Develop SQL scripts and protocols for large-scale client migrations.
  • Implement ETL processes to acquire and load large datasets and improve the efficiency of existing ETL processes.
  • Scope and execute client requested one-off edits and exports.
  • Work with the Account Management team to understand non-profit and/or political client data needs to fulfill import, export, reporting, and migration requests.
  • Work across departments, including Sales, Engineering, and Product, to accurately set, manage, and meet project timelines and outcomes.
  • Manage and prioritize your own workflows.
  • Work with team members to document technical tasks and solutions.

Essential Skills

  • An intermediate or greater understanding of SQL fundamentals to run complex SQL queries, inserts, deletes, and updates.
  • A strong understanding of relational database structure
  • Background in non-profit database migrations and understanding of non-profit workflows OR working with political data sets, including but not limited to fundraising and compliance workflows.
  • Familiarity with writing, refining, and troubleshooting stored procedures or SQL scripts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Strong organizational skills along with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to complete projects on expected timelines.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with MS SQL Server
  • Exposure to relational database software
  • Prior exposure to working with large datasets.
  • Familiarity with source control (git preferred)
  • Experience working with clients or partners on large data migrations, with exposure to sensitive data sets.
  • 2 cycles or 3+ years of experience with non-profit or political data
  • Proficiency in working with ETL applications and scripts.
  • Familiarity with source control (git preferred)
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends and off-hours.


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