Jobs at the Foundation

Grants Database Analyst

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and raises an average of $35-40 million per year from generous and visionary donors. Since 1916, the Foundation has aligned its fundraising, grantmaking, and civic leadership efforts to address Rhode Island’s most pressing issues and the needs of diverse communities. The Foundation is a dynamic, fast-paced workplace. Its dedicated employees are committed to creating positive change in Rhode Island.

The Foundation is currently seeking a Grants Database Analyst, a position that is an integral part of ensuring the accurate, timely, and efficient flow of information related to the management of the Foundation’s grants programs.

The Grants Database Analyst works as part of a dynamic team that has responsibility for key operational and administrative procedures that support the effective and efficient operations of the Foundation’s discretionary grants, donor advised grants, scholarships, and special funds programs. The position requires working with two databases, responding to requests for assistance from grantees, assisting with the processing of award letters to recipients, and analyzing and reporting on the data within each system as needed. The Grants Database Analyst helps to ensure the integrity, maintenance, and updating of information across all grant programs.

Accuracy and attention to detail are essential to successfully filling the requirements of this job.

The Grants Database Analyst will be a member of the Foundation’s Technology and Operations Management department, reporting to the Vice President of Technology & Operations Management.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in the field of data management or five years of proven work experience. Certifications in database administration or related specialty preferred. Proficiency with databases and the ability to learn new programs quickly is required. Familiarity with Blackbaud FIMS (Foundation Information Management System), SQL, Excel, Access, Word, Blackbaud Grantmaking, Raiser’s Edge, Tableau, Salesforce, or experience with granting or grant funded programs is a plus.

The ideal candidate should be a strong team player who is customer-focused, dependable, proactive, adaptable in a fast-paced work environment, and who is detail-oriented, timely, and organized. Appreciation of the value of community service, education, philanthropy, and donors’ values and interests are also important qualifiers for the position.

The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude and commitment to the Foundation’s mission, vision, and to equity for all.

The candidate also must have strong problem solving and analytical skills, strong verbal and written communications skills, and approach working as part of a team in a collaborative manner.

The Rhode Island Foundation encourages a diverse work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to