Salesforce Developer/Data Architect

at The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Published December 6, 2023
Location Cary, NC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Salesforce Developer/Data Architect
Preferred Candidates will be located in NC, Open to Remote

The V Foundation for Cancer Research is seeking a dynamic, data professional experienced in defining and designing data, managing data flow (in and out) between Salesforce and other integrated systems and elevating the use of Salesforce software to enhance and help others understand donor information and promote fundraising efforts. Although this position will be a part of a team, the individual will have lots of autonomy to create, develop and implement a sustainable program and train others to efficiently use the system to leverage our software capabilities. This position is critical to the growth of existing donor management program and will recommend ways to use and maximize information across the organization. The V Foundation for Cancer Research has a successful 30-year history of funding game-changing research. With a winning culture and a passion to achieve Victory over Cancer, this opportunity is ideal for someone who is ready to lead and manage a major project with a long-term impact. Competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and a hybrid/remote work environment a plus. Interested? Read on to learn more and apply.

The individual will be responsible for managing the integration of data from third-party fundraising and engagement systems in a central source of truth to enable timely and accurate reporting and analysis. They will also serve as Salesforce Administrator, including but not limited to configuration, customization, data management and hygiene, and business rules. They will serve as a project manager, triaging user requests and leading organizational data and technology projects.

This person will work cross-functionally across all teams at the V Foundation to understand their unique data and technology needs, deliver data for reporting and strategic business use, and improve data governance.

The Salesforce Developer/Data Architect reports to the Senior Director of Operations and may supervise additional professionals as needed to provide the best business solutions for the V Foundation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Data, integration, and information security - 45%

  • Oversee the management, troubleshooting, and delivery of organizational data into our central Salesforce system.
  • Manage mass uploads and large-scale data integrity projects.
  • Access, store, use, transmit and secure data.
  • Establish and manage a data hygiene calendar that incorporates regular data entry auditing, duplicate record identification, deceasing, and NCOA updates.
  • Work with data and reporting analysts to develop and implement data management strategies to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
  • Structure data to support reporting and export donor data for mailing lists, prospect requests, etc.
  • Automate processes using technology tools and document customizations and procedures.

Database administration for Salesforce - 25%

  • Serve as the lead Salesforce administrator and is the primary point of contact for all salesforce administrator tasks and issues.
  • Configure fields, code tables, maintenance schedules, and business rules to meet organizational needs.
  • Stay current with Salesforce best practices, new features, and functionality.
  • Develop data governance policies and lead a role-based end-user training program for current and new staff at the V Foundation.

Project Management and Staff Support - 25%

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to gather and document business requirements for data and Salesforce projects.
  • Manage project resources, including internal team members and external contractors.
  • Conduct project status meetings and provide regular updates to stakeholders.
  • Ensure project deliverables are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.

Other Duties as Assigned - 5%



Bachelor's degree required. Preference for degree in computer science, information systems, or related.

3-5 years of relevant work experience in fundraising applications and platforms.

Preferred experience with Salesforce, Classy, DonorDrive, Greater Giving, and integration tool(s).

Proven experience in project management, including planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects.

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Excellent analytical skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve business problems with software and data.

Demonstrated time management, organizational and planning skills.

Strong follow-up and follow-through skills to ensure personal, team, and organizational objectives.

Strong written and oral communication skills to interact effectively with different departments and a diverse group of individuals.

Entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Exhibit excellent judgment, tact, and diplomacy.