The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a nonprofit institution that engages audiences in an ongoing dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history and society through a critical lens, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others. MOCA celebrates the living history of the Chinese experience in America by preserving and presenting the two century-long history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of American communities of Chinese descent. As one of “America’s Cultural Treasures,” MOCA is devoted to educating the public on this important history and to inspiring meaningful intercultural dialogues through exhibitions, education, and public programs. Since its founding in 1980, MOCA has evolved from a Chinatown history project in New York City into an ambitious reflection of the whole of Chinese American history, becoming the country’s leading museum of Chinese American history and a global destination.

Development Database Manager Role

The Development Database Manager is responsible for providing oversight for database integrity, reporting, prospect management, gift entry, donor acknowledgment, and data analysis. The Development Database Manager is additionally responsible for entering, tracking, and managing all data in Tessitura. Applicants should have strong overall computer skills, with proficiency in Tessitura, Microsoft Access, and Excel. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and highly organized individual who is passionate and has genuine interest in the importance of MOCA’s mission of presenting and preserving the history, culture, and legacy of American communities of Chinese descent.


  • Develop data entry protocols to ensure all gift and prospect records are comprehensive and accurate.
  • Manage the gift entry process, including accurate and timely entry and processing and generating timely and accurate gift
  • acknowledgments and tax receipts.
  • Pull relevant reports to monitor progress, ensure timely pledge follow-up, and support with communications and other related efforts.
  • Train and provide ongoing support to all staff on database protocols and assist with technical support as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • 3-5 years of related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and work effectively with colleagues, donors, and volunteers.
  • High attention to detail and organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and database management. Experience with Tessitura or a similar CRM is required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please apply here.

The Museum of Chinese in America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applications will be accepted from May 16 to June 6, 2022. Candidates who advance to second and third round interviews will be compensated for their time with a small stipend.