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Prospect Research Associate, New York Philharmonic (New York, NY)

The New York Philharmonic seeks a Prospect Research Associate to produce in-depth research and

create targeted prospect lists for corporate and foundation fundraising.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Produce in-depth profiles on current and prospective individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

Prepare research materials in advance of donor and prospect meetings for Development staff, top level executives, and Board Members.

Highlight and research prospects for the Campaign.

Review lists for prospective donors (ie other organizations’ boards and donor listings).

Manage Board of Directors research documents (ie demographics; up-to-date bios).

Specifically work with the Corporate and Foundation teams to research new and existing funders.

Help prepare research for Galas and seated dinners.

Update Tessitura records as necessary and assist with data hygiene projects.

Provide training to development staff on research tools and best practices.

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Director, Prospect Development, The New School (New York, NY)

The Director of Prospect Development is responsible for providing leadership, strategic vision, and planning for the university’s prospect management and research program with particular emphasis on developing the process and practice around prospect cultivation and solicitation for the Chief Development Officer, the Office of the President and the five (5) school directors of development. Responsibilities include creating and implementing procedures for the program, setting priorities for the various stakeholders, monitoring and managing the program budget, and overseeing proactive research and prospect management over the university’s entire portfolio. The Director will provide crucial training to the UDARO team on the university’s moves management system while regularly tracking activity. This direction is based on comprehensive research that drives cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors and prospects. The Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations and supervises the Manager of Prospect Development.

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Director and Head, Prospect Development, International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)

The Director and Head of Prospect Development is a new leadership role in the USA Philanthropy Division at the International Rescue Committee. Reporting to the Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, the Director and Head will build a full-service Prospect Development team. The Head will design, implement, and oversee strategies for gathering, analyzing, and presenting prospect data to fundraisers, managers, and senior staff to drive data-informed fundraising. S/he/they will ensure the ongoing development of a robust prospect pipeline, including the movement of assigned prospects through the donor cycle, advancing donors to higher levels of giving and planned gifts, and increasing the number of new donors annually.

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Director, Prospect Development, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (New York, NY)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Director of Prospect Development to lead a team of prospect management and research professionals that support the Principal and Major Gifts team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Operations, the Director will serve as a key member of the PMG leadership team, and oversee a team of four. The director will play an integral role in developing cultivation and fundraising strategies for top individual prospects/donors. He/She is responsible for the overall coordination and production of information on major donors, for tracking cultivation and solicitation progress, and for prospect identification. The Director will also work closely with Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in the Collaborative Fundraising Program (CFP) to support their major gifts efforts.

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Senior Director, Prospect Development, UNICEF USA (New York, NY)

Prospect Management, Development Analytics

  • Lead analysis that informs data-driven decisions for Development
  • Strategically disseminate prospects to fundraisers’ portfolios
  • Partner with fundraising leads and fundraisers to actively and successfully manage their portfolios
  • Track and report on development projections and performance metrics
  • Oversee use, training and business rules for constituent relationship management (CRM) database as it pertains to the Division
  • Lead Development data strategy, including data hygiene, proper coding, and gift crediting, list pulls, and stewardship reporting

Prospecting and Research

  • Drive new business through prospecting for Foundation, Civil Society, Corporate Partnerships, and Major Gifts through prospecting, assessing philanthropic capacity, affinity for UNICEF USA, and relationship mapping
  • Collaborate with frontline fundraisers to add new prospects to their portfolios and to advance prospects through the moves management cycle
  • Support National and Regional Board development by suggesting member names and providing research profiles
  • Provide prospect research to advance donor relationships and secure optimal gifts

Communications and Stewardship

  • Create engagement and stewardship opportunities and promote recognition benefits with a particular emphasis on the top of the pyramid
  • Promote major donor giving society through all channels
  • Oversee acknowledgement letters for Development
  • Create messaging strategy and calendar for major donors and prospects
  • Collaborate closely with Marketing colleagues to ensure that messages are in line with Development strategy
  • Participate in the organization’s Emergency Response Team
  • Create Emergency fundraising communications
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Fall 2019 Prospect Development and Donor Communications Intern, UNICEF (New York, NY)

UNICEF USA seeks a Prospect Development/Donor Communications Intern who is eager to learn familiarity with emergency humanitarian response; basic web editing; basic prospecting and research skills; a general overview of data analytics and interaction with frontline fundraisers. The intern will complete their internship with an understanding of issues, events, corporate and not for profit communications. We are currently seeking unpaid interns for our fall cohort that will commence September 17, 2019 and end December 13, 2019.

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Director of Prospect Development, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, NY)

Directs, plans, organizes and evaluates the staff and activities for prospect identification, research, analysis, and management. Responsible for the implementation of strategies to support Development goals. Serves as the principal authority on prospect research, philanthropic trends, and patterns of wealth and industry. Manages and implements prospect management and tracking system. Plans, organizes, coordinates and implements prospect research programs, policies and goals to ensure the organization has adequate prospect information to achieve its fundraising objectives.

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Prospect Research Analyst, Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)

The Prospect Research Analyst position reports to the Director of Development Research and Prospect Management and works as part of the Development Services team within the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement at Stevens Institute of Technology. The Prospect Research Analyst will compile and write donor profiles, calculate and assign capacity ratings, analyze data to influence informed decision making on prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies, identify and qualify new prospects for potential addition to the prospect pool and individual gift officer portfolios, monitor available sources to ensure up-to-date and comprehensive prospect information, and assist with all aspects of tracking and managing prospect information in a dynamic and evolving Division of Development and Alumni Engagement.

The ideal candidate must be highly organized, able to manage and complete multiple tasks and assignments and have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a high degree of professionalism and collegiality. Must demonstrate qualities of initiative, organization, and teamwork.

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Prospect Research Analyst, Western Connecticut Health Network and Health Quest Systems (Danbury, CT)

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.

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Prospect Research Coordinator, New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the Prospect Research Coordinator is an integral member of the Development team. The Prospect Researcher is primarily responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation, with secondary goals to complete additional research for the institutional giving and special event areas as needed.

Utilizing general and specialized resources, the Prospect Research Coordinator manages a growing pool of prospects, consulting directly with Development department heads and senior leadership to identify and qualify those who have the propensity and major capacity to support system-wide initiatives and special target development areas. The Prospect Research Coordinator independently and proactively identifies/qualifies prospective individual, corporate and foundation major donors consistent with the Museum's priorities and objectives, and ensures that fundraising initiatives have a continuous pool of major donor prospects to support and meet ongoing fundraising goals.

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Prospect Research Coordinator, Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY)

Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the Prospect Research Coordinator is an integral member of the Development team. The Prospect Research Coordinator is primarily responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation, with secondary goals to complete additional research for the institutional giving and special event areas as needed.

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Manager, Prospect Research, Barnard College (New York, NY)

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director, Prospect Management, the Manager, Prospect Research is an integral member of the Development and Alumnae Relations fundraising team. The Manager, Prospect Research is responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing current donors and prospects for cultivation and solicitation. This research and analysis serves as the foundation of fundraising initiatives and directly contributes to the institution’s successes.

1. Identify, obtain, and analyze information from local, national, and international resources; financial and philanthropy reports; print and electronic references; database services; and College files.

2. Utilize quantitative criteria, including income, assets, liabilities, and giving patterns to evaluate each identified prospect’s capacity and inclination to give.

3. Manage a research request queue and prioritize projects.

4. As a result of analysis, prepare documents (prospect summaries, research memos, and bios) using style, grammar, and content appropriate to the specific audience.

5. Review a wide variety of print and online newspapers, magazines, and newsletters in order to identify new potential Barnard donors and update alumna records.

6. Coordinate wealth screenings.

7. Create regular research ROI reporting customized to specific audiences (leadership, fundraising staff, etc.) using a variety of delivery mechanisms.

8. Work in a team environment with the Senior Associate Director, Prospect Development and other staff on special research projects and new initiatives.

9. Maintain highest standard of professional ethics, complying with policies set forth by CASE, AFP, APRA, and similar organizations.

10. Practice the tenets of current privacy acts, such as HIPPA and FERPA, relating to the College.

11. Process purchase orders related to prospect development.

12. Assist with advancement writing needs during peak periods.

13. Other duties as assigned.

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Prospect Research Coordinator (One-Year Contract Position or Part-Time), American Jewish World Service (New York, NY) 

The Prospect Research Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Prospect Development Manager in identifying potential donors with the capacity to make major gifts to AJWS. The Coordinator will also perform database management and work closely with the Prospect Development Manager on special projects related to data analytics and to expand the fundraising pipeline through data analysis and mining.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support the Prospect Development Manager in implementing and maintaining a process for researching, tracking, and assigning prospective donors to build a strong prospect pipeline in support of AJWS’s goals.

Analyze wealth screenings and other essential data to identify giving capacity and philanthropic interest to ensure that prospects are consistently funneled into pipeline.

Research, organize, and analyze information from a variety of sources to determine prospect’s capacity, relationships, and philanthropic interests to evaluate their potential interest in AJWS

Prepare meeting briefing documents for face-to-face donor and prospect meetings.

Support the Director of Development Operations in implementing and tracking board stewardship program.

Support Development Operations team to ensure prospect and donor research and records are maintained in the donor database.

Other projects as assigned.

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Manager, Prospect Research, The New School (New York, NY)

  • The New School seeks a detail-oriented Manager, Prospect Research to join a dynamic and fast-paced Office of Development and Alumni Relations. This position reports to the Director of Prospect Development.

    • Coordinates the work-flow of research requests.
    • Writes research profiles for donor meetings and prepares research for University events. 
    • Analyzes wealth information to determine giving capacity estimates.
    • Provides research support services to development staff (training new UDARO staff members, fielding ad-hoc report requests, etc.).
    • Manages projects involving prospect identification, external screenings, rating recommendations, and prospect information updates.
    • Implements changes in the moves management/prospect tracking systems in the database and ensure that related processes and procedures are upheld.
    • Monitors publications and online news sources and sends any pertinent information to appropriate staff members. 
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director and AVP of Advancement Services.
    • Conducts biographical and financial research on donors and prospects, utilizing in-house files and a variety of online, electronic, and printed sources.

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Prospect Development Coordinator, Principal & Major Gifts, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (New York, NY)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.

The Principal and Major Gifts (PMG) team raises money for both Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) from individuals. Major gifts are defined as gifts of $25,000 with principal gifts starting at the $250,000 level.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Prospect Development Coordinator, Principal & Major Gifts. Reporting to the Associate Director, Prospect Research, this position provides support for Principal & Major Gifts work across National and Collaborative Fundraising Program (CFP) Affiliate partners.

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Manager, Research Analyst, International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)

The Manager, Research Analysis provides senior staff, board directors, and GPP staff with high-quality donor research and strategic input for board meetings, donor meetings, events, and strategic planning, and works closely with staff from Data & Analytics, other GPP units, the President’s Office, and consultants. He/she focuses particular attention on the identification, research, and tracking of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, and directly supports the prospecting efforts of the USA Philanthropy and International Development teams. The Manager, Research Analysis is responsible for implementing the moves management and prospect tracking systems in order to monitor activities associated with ushering prospects and donors along the giving continuum, and ensuring that related processes and procedures are upheld. The Manager, Research Analysis meets regularly with staff to inform strategy around the cultivation and solicitation of prospects and donors. Supervision and training of a research intern may be required.

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Prospect Research Specialist, WNET (New York, NY)

The Specialist, Prospect Research will identify, evaluate, and profile individual, corporate, and foundation prospects in support of WNET’s development initiatives.  The Specialist plays a crucial role in the fundraising process by working proactively to develop a pipeline of new prospects and by providing timely, actionable, value-added intelligence to frontline fundraisers and management regarding prospects’ wealth and philanthropic interests.  In addition, the Specialist will generate regular and ad hoc reports and analysis that contribute to the organization’s fundraising success.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Proactively and reactively (as directed by management) conduct prospect research on individuals and institutions;
  • Interpret and evaluate research results, communicate analysis in the appropriate format to colleagues, and implement follow-up research strategies to assist gift officers with the development of their cultivation and solicitation plans;
  • Work with the Director of Prospect Development to identify pipeline gaps and work creatively and proactively to close those gaps by discovering both new prospects and untapped potential within the current prospect pool;
  • Inform engagement strategies by appropriately translating data analysis into messaging targets and best practices;
  • Monitor, analyze, and disseminate news regarding individual prospects, the economy, philanthropic trends, and the culture at large that could impact fundraising at WNET;
  • Regularly update constituent information in the donor database and maintain the organization’s data integrity efforts;
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on WNET’s individual and foundation donor database. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Associate Director, Prospect Strategy and Research, Pace University (New York, NY)

Pace University’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations is seeking a qualified professional researcher to lead the team responsible for prospect strategy and research to support the frontline fundraising team and to strengthen the fundraising “pipeline” for annual, leadership, and major giving. The Associate Director will oversee the daily operations of all prospect and research efforts in order to identify and assign the most appropriate prospects for fundraising portfolios. The Office duties include but are not limited to proactive and reactive prospect research, identification and managing prospect portfolios and pipeline, overseeing data screening, and improving our donor and prospect data.

The successful candidate will be a member of a growing and experienced fundraising team and will report to the Executive Director of Advancement Services.

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Research Analyst, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY / remote)

The Research Analyst is a strategy partner for a group of individual and institutional giving officers, collaborating with officers and prospect development team members to assemble, evaluate, refine, and communicate information relevant to raising funds to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Research Analysts may be deployed on high-volume prospect identification projects, in-depth research guided by the needs of the solicitation cycle, or a combination of both approaches.

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Manager of Fundraising Analytics, Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

The Manager, Fundraising Analytics is a new position at Hospital for Special Surgery and is an integral link between Research, Individual Giving, and Advancement Services which will focus on the management and analysis of patient/prospect wealth information needed to support effective fund-raising programs.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Development Systems, the Manager will be tasked with designing and creating strategic processes for coding, auditing, gathering and storing new data sets for various projects and initiatives; Proactively developing relationships with staff and departments across the institution to acquire and understand available relevant data and other analytical work; and employing Excel/Crystal Reports/Importomatic/Raiser’s Edge to extract internal and external data sets and design visual reporting.


Manager, Development Services, National Audubon Society  (New York, NY)

Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Manager, Development Services is responsible for maintaining, refining and reporting on the donor database of record. They will act as a leading subject matter expert for the Salesforce CRM, providing onboarding, ongoing training, and regular client support to a network of over 200 users. The Manager, Development Services will work closely with Development Leadership to support cohesive database usage, managing data quality and maintaining accuracy across the CRM.

Click link above for a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply.

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Assistant Director of Campaign and Major Gift Operations, Columbia Law School  (New York, NY)

The Assistant Director of Campaign and Major Gift Operations will work closely with the development department to enhance its effectiveness and support the Law School's front-line engagement and fundraising operation. Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of Major Gifts and working closely with the Director of Development Operations and Director of Research, the incumbent will be an integral member of the development staff. He/she is expected to have extensive technical experience with fundraising software, business analysis and data analytics and predictive modeling; the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and to contribute to the overall strategic vision of the development and alumni relations office.

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Associate Director of Reunion Class Giving, Columbia Law School  (New York, NY)

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Associate Director of Reunion Class Giving is the team leader for all aspects of reunion year fundraising encompassing over 4,000 reunion prospects annually. The Associate Director builds and helps manage up to 5 volunteer committees, works closely with senior staff, annual giving and the major gifts team, and will personally solicit and close gifts to meet comprehensive Reunion Fundraising goals of $5 million to $10 million annually and 25% to 30% reunion alumni participation.

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Associate Director of Annual Fund, Columbia Law School  (New York, NY)

The Associate Director of Annual Fund is expected to be a highly energetic professional with the ability to engage donors, work with volunteers and solicit gifts. Job duties include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and closure of gifts in the $2,500 to $50,000 range and to meet the fundraising goals and objectives established for the Law School. S/he will work closely and collaboratively with the entire Development and Alumni Relations team to assure that fundraising opportunities are maximized. Columbia Law School is among the top legal academic institutions in the world.

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Manager of Prospect Research, American Technion Society (New York, NY)

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Data, the Manager of Prospect Research will play a strategic role in building a collaborative and centralized prospect management system while simultaneously providing research services and in support of reaching ATS’s ambitious fundraising goals. This newly created role provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to significantly shape and contribute to ATS’s future success by building its research capabilities.

The Manager of Prospect Research will work closely with front-line fundraising staff to develop strategies encouraging proactive research and prospect management efforts. He/she will meet regularly with stakeholders to ensure needs are being met and ATS is building a broad-based major gifts pipeline using new technologies and existing resources.

Click the link above for a full list of responsibilities and qualifications.

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Research Associate, Fordham University (New York, NY)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compiles and analyzes detail biographical and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine prospects’ relationships with the University, interests, and giving capacity.
  • Prepares/updates written profiles on potential individual, corporate and foundation prospects for major gift officers, the President of the University and the Vice President for University Relations.
  • Manages and reviews daily periodicals, lists alerts and other resources or prospecting resources.
  • Prospects proactively for new donors.
  • Updates prospect database accordingly.
  • Prepares specialized research for event and campaign purposes.
  • Assists in training of new research staff as well as assists in the management and training of student interns.  Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in prospect research or related area required.
  • Understanding of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) skill sets.

Click the link above for a full list of qualifications.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Senior Director of Development Research and Prospect Management, Kimberly McKeon, at kmckeon @ fordham.edu.

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Prospect Research Coordinator, New York-Presbyterian (New York, NY)

The Prospect Research Coordinator will be responsible for identifying and qualifying potential donors with the capacity to make major gifts to the hospital. He/she will provide gift officers with specialized research on prospects with the potential to support their areas of focus by funding the program and endowments needs of NYP. You will also be tasked with special projects related to NYP’s burgeoning data analytics program. In this role, you will undertake research to create confidential prospect profiles that include information such as biographical facts, career summaries, wealth indicators, etc. for use by senior development staff. Use multiple software suites to accurately extract, assess, and aggregate data that captures prospect engagement and wealth capacity. Distill and present this information to fundraisers in a clear and succinct manner that helps inform their cultivation process. Perform database management and data cleaning tasks, such as reconciling obituaries with donor records, data entry and correction, etc. Work closely with the Data Analytics team to create a program to expand the fundraising pipeline through data analysis and mining. Stay current on best practices and hospital procedures as they apply to research and development, including HIPAA and other confidentiality policies.

Required Criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience in prospect research, fundraising database management, and/or a directly related field.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Aptitude for working independently.
  • Ability to follow ethical standards and utilize discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.

Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.

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Institutional Funding Research Officer, Barnard College (New York, NY)

Reporting to the Director of Sponsored Research, the Institutional Funding Research Officer conducts targeted research on grant opportunities to support faculty research and institutional grants; coordinates the distribution of funding opportunities; works with the Institutional Funding team to develop proposals and budgets that comply with agency guidelines, federal/state regulations and College policies; manages the department database of grant activity; assists with website updates and maintenance; and assists in the submission of faculty and institutional grant applications, as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively researches/identifies potential grant opportunities for individual faculty members and for institutional priorities—including grant application requirements, deadlines, level of gifts, etc.—using a variety of online sources such as the Foundation Center Online, and grants.gov;
  • Evaluates appropriateness of funding opportunities for individual faculty members and for specific institutional projects and prepares clear, concise written and verbal summaries of research results;
  • Under supervision of the Director and coordinating with the Provost’s Office, as appropriate, oversee the distribution of information that is tailored to specific research interests and institutional priorities;
  • Develops detailed reports and recommendations on grant-related topics through research, data collection, and analysis – including federal funding trends and peer institution data comparisons – on an as-needed basis.
  • Manages the department database of grant activity as well as all associated tracking documents, including inputting new information, providing accurate and timely reports and analysis, as required, and generating reminders of report due dates;
  • In coordination with the Executive Director of Institutional and Special Funding and Senior Associate Director of Institutional Support, provides assistance with institutional proposal development, including data collection, development and review of budgets, and managing special formatting requirements;
  • Updates and manages department web site and contributes to content development in collaboration with Director of Sponsored Research;
  • In coordination with the Director and Manager of Sponsored Research and relevant offices and individuals at partner institutions, supports the development and processing of subcontracts;
  • In coordination with the Director and Manager of Sponsored Research, maintains and communicates updated information and knowledge about budget development and participates in ensuring accuracy and compliance with College and grantor guidelines;
  • Work with Institutional Funding team on the submission of grant applications using a variety of electronic submission application tools, inclusive of Grants.gov and NSF Fastlane;
  • Schedules and participates in weekly Institutional Funding team meetings and supports the scheduling of additional meetings for the department;
  • Assists with other projects and undertakes special projects and assignments as requested by the Vice President, Executive Director of Institutional and Special Funding, Director of Sponsored Research and Manager of Sponsored Research.

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    Associate, Prospect Research, Rainforest Alliance (New York, NY)

    The Prospect Research Associate, under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Individual Philanthropy and Senior Manager, Institutional Relations is responsible for the management of the Prospect Portfolio of individuals, foundations, government agencies, multilaterals and corporations, including for philanthropic gifts and cause marketing. The Prospect Research Associate is also responsible for vetting and risk analysis of potential new corporate partners.

    Responsibilities:

    • To manage the Prospect portfolio including research profiles and cultivation strategy, including identifying new prospects;
    • Identify and research new funding prospects, working collaboratively with Individual Philanthropy and Institutional Relations colleagues;
    • Collaborate with Individual Philanthropy in developing prospect plans for each donor portfolio (low, mid, and executive level);
    • Work with the Chief External Relations Officer and the General Counsel on risk analysis of potential new corporate partners;
    • Share research profiles with Development colleagues and Leadership;
    • Maintain a comprehensive prospect research program to identify, evaluate, and recommend individual and institutional donor prospects through research;
    • Create and maintain detailed donor and prospect profiles that include research and analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional, and financial information for use by the development department, executive team, and the board of directors;
    • Generate detailed events attendee briefs in preparation for each Rainforest Alliance fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events;
    • Assist in logistics for fundraising events as needed;
    • Assist with database maintenance and reporting related to donor coding, prospecting, and moves management.

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    Manager, Prospect Research, Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack, NJ)

    The Manager of Prospect Research will be a key member of the Foundation Operations team with responsibilities for prospect management, research, and specific campaign initiatives with an emphasis on the upcoming $250 million fundraising campaign. The position is responsible for the operational planning and implementation of prospect research to support organization-wide strategic funding initiatives and is an important member of the team that works closely to achieve fundraising goals. Under the direction of the Director, Foundation Services, the Mgr, Prospect Research will focus on the identification of new prospects as well as developing research profiles for existing and prospective major gift donors. The Mgr, Prospect Research works closely with the senior fundraising staff and Foundation leadership to develop strategies for soliciting gifts from major prospects. The Mgr, Prospect Research will also help manage and improve all operational processes focusing on increased efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, the Manager will assist with the management of the Foundation database with specific responsibilities of data management and data integrity. As the Foundation's reach continues to grow, the need for increased prospect identification, research, improved data integrity and data management has increased. The position will be essential to provide clean, accurate and timely data to the Foundation team and leadership.

    Click the link above for a full list of responsibilities.

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    Assistant Director of Campaign and Major Gift Operations, Columbia Law School (New York, NY)

    The Assistant Director of Campaign and Major Gift Operations will work closely with the development department to enhance its effectiveness and support the Law School's front-line engagement and fundraising operation. Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of Major Gifts and working closely with the Director of Development Operations and Director of Research, the incumbent will be an integral member of the development staff. He/she is expected to have extensive technical experience with fundraising software, business analysis and data analytics and predictive modeling; the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and to contribute to the overall strategic vision of the development and alumni relations office.

    For a more detailed job description and instructions on how to apply online, click the link above.

    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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    Prospect Researcher, City Harvest (New York, NY)

    As a member of the Individual Giving team, which raises over $15M annually – the Prospect Researcher is responsible for the on-going day-to-day fundraising research operations. The Prospect Researcher fields research requests from Individual Giving team and the Executive office. They provide in-depth research that drives cultivation and solicitation strategies. Additionally, the Prospect Researcher proactively identifies, qualifies, and tracks major gift prospects as well as develops donor and prospect profiles briefing documents and works with Individual Giving team to recommend strategy.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct and synthesize donor research (individuals and family foundations) into concise analysis to evaluate a prospect’s potential interest in City Harvest, as well their ability and inclination to make a major gift.
    • Field research requests from the Individual Giving team and other departments. Requests range from event thumbnail research to full donor profiles. Keep to RM-assigned deadlines.
    • Develop a broad knowledge of City Harvest donors and their interests, ensure upkeep of donor research and information in the fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge.
    • Work in collaboration with the Individual Giving team to design and implement systems to identify new major gift prospects. Host regular meetings to provide proactive leads to the Individual Giving team. Share prospects (including those who have never given to City Harvest), lapsed donors, donors who could be upgraded, and planned giving prospects. Offer prospects for Board and Generation Harvest to CEO and the Governance Committee of the Board.
    • Keep up-to-date and inform the team on major donors and prospects, major giving trends, and philanthropic stories covered in the news daily. Synthesize current news and communications about similar organizations, hunger/hunger relief, and other issues that relate to our work. Research and provide updates that help drive communication strategies.
    • Collaborate across the External Relations team to enhance prospect research opportunities in all revenue streams.
    • Conduct proactive and reactive research and provide strategic direction on cross-functional fundraising opportunities.
    • Manage internal and cross-departmental administrative processes. Manage research budget, oversee donor screening, and research tools and processes.

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    Assistant Director of Prospect Research, Mount Sinai (New York, NY)

    Mount Sinai seeks an Assistant Director of Prospect Research who is responsible for prospect research and identification to develop the prospect pipeline. Mount Sinai’s Office of Development works to raise funds and engage donors in support of the Health System’s mission and strategic priorities.  We are currently in a $2B capital campaign.

    As part of a team of seven, the Assistant Director will manage various projects with focus on collaboration with external teams, as well as conduct prospect research of various levels, assist with portfolio coding, and provide support to the Prospect Strategy and Management team. This position reports to the Senior Director of Prospect Research. 

    The ideal candidate enjoys project and information management, is technologically savvy and detail-oriented, has an inquisitive mind, strong analytical and communication skills, and is a willing and positive team player.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Manage the research portion of special events throughout the year from providing strategy and focus to invitation lists, coordinating timelines and deliverables with the events and other related teams, and managing the final event research report.
    • Work with a team of gift officers, managing their prospect identification and research for the service line. Partner with the Prospect Strategy and Management team and other fundraising colleagues on portfolio updates and maintenance.
    • Partner with the Development Data team on research-related reports and metrics, and play an active role in the physician/prospect screening process.
    • Verify high-level capacity ratings on wealth-screened lists using research resources such as WealthEngine and LexisNexis. Provide notes and analysis of key findings.  
    • Complete research profiles on potential and current donors to MSHS. 
    • Other projects and activities as assigned.

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      Director of Development Research and Prospect Management, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

      Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for University Relations the Director of Development Research and Prospect Management is an integral member of the University Relations Department fundraising team.

      The director is responsible for managing and expanding the pool of prospective donors to the University and for providing strategic assessment of prospect and donor behavior and trends to inform decision-making.

      The director will be responsible for compiling and analyzing constituent data, monitoring development pipeline movement and progress, and strategizing innovative prospect management solutions to support the University’s upcoming major fundraising campaign and overall fundraising success.

      The director manages a team of professional development research staff.

      Click the link above for job responsibilities and qualifications.

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        Director of Prospect Research, Central Park Conservancy (New York, NY)

        The Director of Prospect Research is a new position created to strengthen Central Park Conservancy’s fundraising “pipeline” for both annual and capital support. The Director of Prospect Research will manage day-to-day operations of CPC’s organization-wide prospecting and research efforts. The Director will coordinate and execute the organization’s efforts to identify, prioritize, research, and assign the best prospects for leadership gifts ($25,000+) to the Central Park Conservancy.

        Summary of essential job functions:

        • Work with the VP of Development to develop and implement organization-wide program for prospect management, including prospect identification, prioritization, and portfolio assignment.
        • Work closely with the Director of Individual Giving, Director of Corporate Giving, Director of Institutional & Planned Giving, and the Women’s Committee team to identify, prioritize, and consider engagement steps appropriate for top prospects, in order to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals.
        • Identify new prospects for annual, campaign and special project support, as well as leadership for fundraising events on an ongoing basis.
        • Perform research on prospective Board members.
        • Collaborate with Development Directors to advise on defining donor portfolios and creating effective research-based strategies for leadership-level and planned giving prospects.
        • Participate in the planning and execution of annual, capital and other campaigns.
        • Develop a rating system for prospects in database and create protocol for data entry.
        • Develop protocols for organization-wide prospect research including tracking requests from staff and following up on deadlines to ensure timely completion.
        • Prepare guest-list briefing memos for Central Park Conservancy events as needed.
        • Undertake other tasks/projects as assigned.






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