Job Postings

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Current Openings (Updated March 21, 2019)

Grants Specialist at IndyHumane

Prospect Research Manager at the Indiana 4-H Foundation

Associate Director of Data Management & Donor Research at Anderson University

Prospect Research Associate at Cross Catholic Outreach (Remote)

Researcher Associate at the Helen Brown Group (Remote)

Research Services Associate Position at Bentz Whaley Flessner

Manager of Prospect Research at the Lyric Opera of Chicago



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Grants Specialist at IndyHumane

The Grants Specialist is an integral part of the IndyHumane Development team. The incumbent is responsible for managing and maintaining IndyHumane’s grants program, including seeking out potential grantors (public and family foundations, and agencies), writing and submitting grant proposals, and maintaining accurate reporting documents to close the grant cycle.

Essential Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prospect, solicit, and steward grantors for strategically minded gifts in support of the Humane Society of Indianapolis, its programs, and its pets
  • Write, edit, and submit Letters of Intent and Grant proposals, under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer
  • Work closely with the CDO to plan and implement a successful grant-funding program designed to support institutional needs and strategic goals
  • Work closely with finance staff to develop grant budgets
  • Maintain grants calendar, office databases, track statistics, and assist with other funding-related projects.
  • Research and identify new sources of funding
  • Attend regular Development team meetings and IndyHumane all-staff meetings
  • Lead quarterly grant meetings to discuss upcoming needs and ongoing grant-related projects

To view more information or to apply click here.

Posted March 21, 2019





Prospect Research Manager at the Indiana 4-H Foundation

The Database, Prospect Research and Grants Manager investigates, analyzes, and synthesizes large quantities of data into a user-friendly and concise format for the use of the development team. This position will serve as the Foundation’s expert and administrator of The Raiser’s Edge constituent database and conduct data analysis and prospect research. This role will also maintain the Indiana 4-H Foundation’s donor-centric environment and continue to cultivate and grow strong constituent relationships for the Foundation and Purdue Extension.

Required: 

  • Associate's degree
  • 2 years' of prior non-profit/development/donor cultivation and management
  • Ability to keep valuable and personal donor details confidential
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and proficiently work with databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations
  • Effective problem-solving skills, as well as a tactful and ethical approach to fundraising tasks
  • Ability to take initiative and be able to work independently without close supervision
  • Written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Skills with website management, information processing and data entry
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license

To view more information or to apply click here.

Posted March 12, 2019


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Associate Director of Data Management & Donor Research at Anderson University

As a member of the Advancement Services Team, the Associate Director for Data Management and Donor Research has continuing responsibility for providing oversight, planning, and expertise in Advancement’s information systems in support of philanthropic development, engagement, records management, data integrity, analysis and reporting. The position will also support advancement through providing donor analytics and donor research. Responsibilities: Prepares fundraising and engagement reports based on industry standards, best practices and internal policies ensuring timeliness, accuracy and integrity. Creates and manages templates and queries in PeopleSoft BI Publisher to send customized donor correspondence. Collaborates with Advancement leadership on decision making and establishing policies and procedures that impact data, reporting and systems. Develops and communicates standard procedures and policies for collecting and entering information and producing reports. Monitors the contents of the database and its use by institutional personnel. Assess needs for maintenance programs and implements as needed to ensure efficient use of the database and human resources. Coordinates the evaluation and business case for purchase or in-house development of potential third party systems used by Advancement departments. Gathers sensitive and non-sensitive data from in-house and campus sources as well as private, public, government, and other external sources. Manages donor analytics and prospect screenings with research vendor(s) as a way to identify and qualify potential.

Successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, Database Information Services Management preferred. Seeking candidate with 3-5 years experience. Successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of principles, technical methods and practices of automated data processing and other information management systems in general and with specific application to fund raising. Experience with PeopleSoft desirable. Oral and written communication skills to present policies, procedures, training, reports and other information; initiative and judgement in defining the projects and work to be accomplished, setting deadlines, resolving conflicts by determining approaches to take and methodology to be used to complete assignment; ability to manage critical and sensitive information; work effectively (formally and informally) in a team oriented environment. Must meet university life style expectations.

For more information or to apply click here

Posted on March 11, 2019

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Prospect Research Associate at Cross Catholic Outreach (Remote)

Under the direction of the Prospect Research Analyst and in collaboration with the entire Donor Program Services team, the Prospect Research Associate, assists in preparing prospect research profiles for potential and identified major gift and high-level annual gift prospects expanding the organization’s major gift efforts in accordance with Cross’ policies and procedures.

Educational or Certification Requirements Bachelor’s degree

Experience Requirements: Demonstrated experience in prospect research, development or library research. Strong understanding of the goals and guiding principles of the fundraising profession and familiarity with databases and data management principles.

For more information or to apply click here.

Posted March 4, 2019

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Remote Researcher at Helen Brown Group

The Helen Brown Group (HBG) is seeking a full-time Research Associate to join our team. Research Associates at HBG provide high-quality biographical and financial research on individual, company, and foundation prospects for our clients. In addition, Associates are often tasked with finding creative ways to identify funding sources for clients and assist with special projects including electronic screening analysis, landscape analyses, data analysis, and/or product testing.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to create well-written and researched reports using biographical, financial, and philanthropic information available in publicly-held sources.
  • Ability to identify potential funding sources for organizations and projects using creativity and knowledge of available funding trends and resources.
  • Commitment to working professionally with each client and providing concierge-style customer service.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail while meeting every deadline.
  • Interest in maintaining personal knowledge about prospect development and fundraising industry trends.
  • Unqualified commitment to uphold confidentiality of information with maturity and sensitivity, and to abide by ethical standards set by Apra. Must be familiar with and abide by data protection regulations including GDPR.
  • Perform administrative/technical duties on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Education/Experience Required for Application

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years in a full-time prospect research position in a nonprofit organization

For more information or to apply click here

Posted March 4, 2019



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Research Services Position, Bentz Whaley Flessner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Client engagements. Provide BWF standard services in prospect research.
    Specific deliverables include:
    • Prospect Verification
    • Prospect Identification
    • Prospect Profiles
  • Communication. Team member will actively communicate project status and deadlines for each engagement.
  • Ongoing professional development. These may include orientation and ongoing trainings, research team meetings, and other skill-building activities.
Qualifications
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent of 4 years’ experience required.
  • Minimum of two years of related experience, preferably in fundraising/ development programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and effective time management.
  • Strong computer skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products and at least one advanced CRM tool; advanced Excel highly desired.
  • Familiarity with Internet search strategies and experience using electronic databases and online search tools such as LexisNexis for Development Professionals, WealthEngine, GuideStar, ResearchPoint, DonorSearch, iWave, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve, manipulate, analyze, and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources (electronic, print, and personal accounts).
  • Involved in research professional community and knowledge of skill requirements for research positions within the industry.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, including the ability to communicate effectively. Strong commitment to customer service required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task several projects simultaneously.
  • An aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
  • Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, general prospect management policies and practices).
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
  • Commitment to the culture, mission, and values of Bentz Whaley Flessner.

For more information or to apply click here.

Posted February 12, 2019


Manager of Prospect Research at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is searching for a Manager of Prospect Research to oversee the vigorous identification of new major and principal gift prospects and to create the infrastructure to support significantly more ambitious annual and capital fundraising programs. The Manager will be responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of the prospect identification process (including key influencers and connectors), research and analysis, and tracking. The Manager will play a key role in the major and principal gift fundraising process.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong track record in researching and profiling individuals and organizations
  • Experience working in a major gift fundraising environment and in-depth understanding of the types of information required by fundraisers
  • Experience working on a large capital or endowment campaign
  • Ability to use, or develop, a prospect management system to a high degree of sophistication, especially for relationship tracking and reporting
  • Experience in providing briefings, including Executive level
  • Familiarity with prospect pool building resources, including wealth screenings and predictive modeling
  • Ability to make evidence-based judgments – must be analytical and decisive
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with a keen eye for detail

For more information or to apply click here. 

Posted February 12, 2019

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