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Associate Director of Philanthropy Research

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City San Francisco, CA
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Trust for Public Land
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

The Associate Director of Philanthropy Research will lead a research team working to support a dynamic national Philanthropy staff.

The Associate Director will set priorities for the research department and will make weekly assignments for the research staff. He/she will lead the research effort to help expand the prospect pool by utilizing his/her experience and skill at mining research resources to identify potential new major donors (individuals, foundations, and corporations) and to research prospects identified by Philanthropy staff.

The Associate Director will also schedule and facilitate strategy discussions on individual prospects. He/she will participate in calls and meetings with Philanthropy staff across the organization to learn about current projects and gift opportunities, as well as to identify and propose major donor prospects.

He/she will remain current with the current standards and practices of the prospect research profession. The Associate Director will also be responsible for the mentoring and professional development of the Research staff. Additionally, the Associate Director will provide training and orientation on prospect research to Philanthropy staff across the organization.

The Associate Director will manage the Research budget as well as vendor relations for the Research department. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring research data is gathered and maintained in the prospect database.

The Associate Director must have excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and excellent analytical and time management skills. He/she must have the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to work well with a team of diverse professionals.

The ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality is absolutely required. 

The Associate Director of Philanthropy Research will supervise three other Philanthropy Researchers and will report to the Director of Philanthropy Operations. The Associate Director will work in the San Francisco headquarters.

You are encouraged to apply if:

  • You have supervisory experience and a minimum of 4-5 years experience in prospect research.
  • You have the ability to set priorities and establish clear goals for yourself and a team.
  • You are an inquisitive, self-directed, energetic individual with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have a good understanding of research strategies and familiarity with the fundraising profession.
  • You have excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and excellent analytical and time management skills.
  • You have ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. 

Essential Functions

  • Supervise and mentor the Research staff.
  • Set priorities and make weekly assignments for the Research staff.
  • Identify new major donor prospects and respond to research requests.
  • Use resource materials (including but not limited to in-house and on-line databases, reference texts, and directories) to identify, analyze and create in-depth profiles on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects.
  • Translate information into clear and concise profiles.
  • Schedule and facilitate strategy calls to discuss major donor prospects.
  • Manage the Research budget and vendor relations.
  • Participate in training with other departments and with professional research organizations.
  • Provide training and orientations on prospect research for Philanthropy staff.
  • Other duties as assigned, including occasional special research projects

 Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4-5 years experience in prospect research
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to set priorities and establish clear goals for the Research department
  • Significant expertise in using on-line databases (such as Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and Internet search engines) for research purposes. Experience in using Windows-based donor database programs, preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality is absolutely required 
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations
  • Ability to work independently, balance multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in relevant computer programs (MS Office, e-mail, calendar management tools, etc.)
  • Effectively utilize office resources to perform duties in an efficient manner
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues by building rapport, effectively and efficiently responding to requests, and generally providing good service to our fundraisers.
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