Job Opening: Prospect Researcher, Major Gifts and Planned Giving – Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Prospect Researcher is primarily responsible for conducting donor and prospect research services at UNCF in support of the annual campaign efforts for the Development Department to include corporations and foundations, major gifts, area offices with specific emphasis on prospect research supporting the Major Gifts & Planned Giving Department. In addition, provide supplementary prospect research support to the Advocacy, Branding Marketing and Communications and Government Affairs departments. Direct report to the Director of Prospect Research and the Vice President of Direct Response Programs and Prospect Research. Also reports to the EVP, Development and the SVP, HQ Development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute donor research activities and processes.
  • Develop and implement research strategies in conjunction with the Director of Prospect Research and the Vice President of Direct Response Programs and Prospect Research
  • Create and research donor profiles and lists for research requests.
  • Make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results.
  • Utilize established prospect and donor research techniques to compile and analyze data.
  • Write prospect and donor reports and profiles; document research outcomes; create and analyze lists detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
  • Develop and assist in analyzing top prospects and prospective donors
  • Liaise with senior management and directors in the Development and Major Gifts Departments to identify, schedule, and implement research requests; gather, collate, disseminate donor and prospect trend information.
  • Input information and update data in the Prospect Research module in the general database.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college, university in English, Journalism, Library Sciences.
  • 5 to 7 years of related work experience in non-profit prospect research.
  • Knowledgeable of Raisers’ Edge or similar donor database software (Nexis, WealthEngine, Iwave Pro, D&B, Hoovers).
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, organized, and comprehensive research briefing papers.
  • Ability to collect and research data; Design work flows and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills; gather and analyze information skillfully.
  • Ability to locate and interpret financial principles and biographical information from a variety of sources.
  • Knowledgeable of internet search engines.
  • Competency in a variety of computer applications, including database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.
  • Proficiency in O365 Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High degree of customer service skills.
  • Multi-task with high levels of accuracy on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material in a responsible manner.
  • Work independently and as a team player.

Salary Range: $57,000.00 – $72,000.00

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