Position Title: Prospect Researcher
Established 125 years ago, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium has advocated for the conservation of precious wildlife and education of the community.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium connects people to wildlife, inspiring our communities to conserve nature for future generations.
The Prospect Research Coordinator works alongside a team of mission-driven professionals whose primary responsibilities include individual, planned, and foundation fundraising supporting conservation efforts and educating communities about wildlife.
- In collaboration with development staff, build prospect portfolios
- Conduct prospect research on individuals and foundations with specific attention required to matters related to wealth capacity and philanthropic inclination
- In consultation with other fundraising staff, establish policies and procedures to create, document and maintain an effective prospect management and tracking system
- Organize and lead prospect management strategy sessions
- Conduct prospect searches to match potential funders to projects
- Develops prospects profiles, in=depth biographical data, financial/net worth analysis, indicators of possible philanthropic interest.
- Creates briefing documents for meetings, travel and events
- Stay current with new resources and technologies relevant to prospect research
- Analyze and match charitable and economic interests of prospects and align those with fundraising opportunities at the Zoo
- Keeps abreast of prospect development best practices and resources.
- Conduct qualification research and interviews to determine readiness for prospect engagement
- Assist with implementation of communication strategies for donors and Grow Wild members
- Assists with departmental projects, serves on related committees as requested, provides assistance at all-hand events, including some weekend events and performs other duties as assigned.
The individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- 3+ years of successful experience in donor development work including research
- Expertise with Altru required; experience with Wealth Engine preferred
- Ability to work independently and with little supervision
- Excellence in collaboration and ability to build long-term relationships
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
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Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.