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Database Administrator

Organisation Name Garvan Research Foundation
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2024-06-17
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 1225432
  • Work for an organisation driving important research in health
  • Advise on best practice and future-orientated data workflows
  • Offices based in Sydney CBD, with hybrid work options


The Organisation

Garvan Research Foundation is a global leader in discovery research and driving the translation of breakthroughs from the lab to the clinic, they are able to revolutionise human health using the power of genomic information. Established in 1981, the Foundation is the fundraising and marketing arm of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

The success of the Foundation’s fundraising activities allows Garvan’s scientists to make discoveries which will ultimately lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatments, and prevention or cure of a range of diseases. Through cutting-edge technology, facilities, local and international collaborations, their researchers strive every day to create a future where everyone lives longer, healthier lives.

Benefits & Culture
  • Offices based in Sydney CBD
  • Hybrid working available, with 2 to 3 days in the office  
  • Salary packaging benefits available

The Role

Reporting to the Data & Business Insights Manager, you will work in a team of other data administrators and specialists responsible for the Foundation's donor database and associated systems. Your responsibilities include:
  • Providing support to marketing and fundraising functions by delivering highly targeted and segmented data for campaigns using Raisers Edge and/or established SQL queries
  • Using existing python scripts to prepare data
  • Building and running data imports, ensuring best practice standards are delivered
  • Driving excellent data integrity and data management processes, within and across the CRM and other platforms
  • Contributing to segmentation discussions for reporting and analytics purposes
  • Focussing on mitigating risk by supporting, establishing and abiding by best practice data procedures
  • Assisting with achieving the 5-year data strategy, working alongside senior stakeholders

Skills Required
You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a data management role, ideally using Raisers Edge or a similar CRM. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of best practice data processes and be keen to learn and upskill your analytics knowledge. You will also possess:
  • Excellent CRM systems experience with the ability to build and export complex queries
  • A critical thinker, with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a commitment to accuracy
  • Talent for analysing and improving data processes and procedures
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related information technology field preferred
  • Collaborative and consultative in style, with solid communication skills, particularly when explaining data
  • Project management skills, including working with fundraising data sets

If you would like to join an organisation focusing on healthier and longer lives, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter responding to the skills required section above. Alternatively, please call (02) 82430570 or email

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.