Research and Prospect Manager
Brooks School, North Andover, MA
The Research and Prospect Manager is responsible for conducting in-depth research to identify major gift prospects and manage and implement the major prospect tracking system in the Raiser’s Edge database.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES
Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Advancement to set objectives for the prospect research program in concurrence with the fundraising mission and goals of Brooks School;
Conduct in-depth research on individuals and foundations using publicly available information to determine prospects’ relationships with the school, interests, and giving capacity;
Analyze current donors and prospects and successfully articulates biographical, financial, and other relevant information into bios and comprehensive research profiles.
Qualify new and existing major prospects by utilization of information gained through analysis of data and third-party research vendors;
Prepare updates and written profiles on potential individual and foundation prospects for major gift officers and the head of school;
Create, manage, and review list alerts and other resources (screenings) or prospecting resources;
proactively identify possible new donors and determine their giving capacity;
Ensure that top prospect profiles are accurate and up-to-date.
Work closely with Advancement Services to help ensure accurate and up-to-date information in the database;
Be willing to attend research training and Raiser’s Edge training (if needed).
Implement and manage the prospect management and tracking system, recording and changing ratings, prospect managers, classifications, statuses, etc., in the Raiser’s Edge database;
Record prospects’ interests from research and fundraiser’s recommendations;
Create and review Google alerts for top prospects;
Participate in major and principal donor review and strategy sessions;
Utilize Raiser’s Edge database and record-keeping systems for information storage and retrieval.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience working with a relational database to track, store and report on data helpful;
Raiser’s Edge database experience a plus;
Experience working in the non-profit area will be an advantage
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work with confidential information and maintain confidentiality
Exceptional research skills and a natural curiosity
Highly organized, detail-oriented, with excellent follow through
Outstanding oral and written skills
Data analysis skills
Google Drive, Word, Excel, Online Research Tools, and Relational Databases. LexisNexis knowledge is a plus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Occasional lifting, bending and climbing stairs
- Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting and standing
- Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks and functions in a fast-paced working environment
This role does not require travel but travel for professional development is encouraged.
Brooks School believes that realizing a mission aimed at “providing the most meaningful educational experience its students will have in their lives” requires intentional work to build and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of our predominantly residential school. As such, we seek a diverse candidate pool that includes those who are traditionally underrepresented and less familiar with boarding school life.
All interested candidates should submit the following materials by email with attachment to: Gage Dobbins, Director of Institutional Advancement, email@example.com.
- Cover letter expressing why you are interested in Brooks and this opportunity
- A current resume
- Three professional references and their contact information
EEO STATEMENT: Brooks School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletic programs and other school administered programs and activities.