Development Specialist, Prospect Research
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 19, 2019
SUMMARY The Development Specialist, Prospect Research is a member of the Development Services Team within the Institutional Advancement Department. This position supports prospect management data and systems for the department; conducts prospect and donor research and synthesizes findings. This role supports all areas of fundraising including annual fund and major gifts, events, campaign, board development, grants and corporate sponsorships. This position also supports database projects as needed, including keeping research and records accurate and up to date. The Development Specialist, Prospect Research reports to the Senior Manager, Development Services. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Proactively conduct research and capacity measurement and assessment to identify funding prospects for special interest areas such as organizational projects or exhibitions. Facilitate the integration of prospect research and prospect generation into current proposal development strategies, moves management structures, and event processes. Generate and update prospect related data regularly including wealth screenings, giving history, prospect/donor biographies, and general prospect research. Conduct wealth screenings on prospects and donors in preparation for fundraising events, campaigns and/or targeted solicitations. Perform research on organizations with funding interests that align with the Exploratoriums mission and programming. Complete research profiles on specific prospects and donors, as requested, compiling wealth and biographical summaries. Create reports, lists, and summaries of data and findings for fundraisers and other Exploratorium staff members. Stay up to date on industry best practices and incorporate into the tracking, analysis and maintenance of prospect data. Support database health through data quality audits and appropriate record updates, such as de-duping accounts and biographical edits. Provide project support for the implementation of new and existing development resources. Serve as concierge for donors via the general department email account and facilitate personalized visitor relations for on-site visits. Additional duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BA or BS Degree and 2 years of entry level membership or development experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. The Raisers Edge, Salesforce or similar relationship database strongly preferred. Knowledge of research tools (such as Research Point, Wealth Engine, iWave) and practices preferred. Organized, detail-oriented and able to work flexibly and independently. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple simultaneous priorities. Ability to use general office equipment. Strong sense of discretion when dealing with confidential or sensitive information. APPLICATION DEADLINE Open until filled HOW TO APPLY This is a regular, full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt, union position that includes benefits. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page. https://exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/MsrdiCu0wC/Development-Specialist-Prospect-Research?source=Getmuseumjobs The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veterans status or any other class protected by applicable law. The Exploratorium will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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