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Current Openings (Updated February 12, 2019)

Research Services Associate Position at Bentz Whaley Flessner

Manager of Prospect Research at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Development Manager (Remote) at the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Foundation Operations Specialist at Alpha Chi Omega Foundation

Manager, Prospect Strategy and Research at Teach for America (Remote)

Manager of Advancement Data and Research at Marian University


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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



Development Manager at the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (Remote)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing the organization’s fund raising plan
  • Developing and implementing effective fundraising strategy
  • Donor prospect research- Expanding existing lists of regular and potential contributors to the organization
  • Identifying key contact prospects and connects to reach the contact
  • Maintaining a reliable communications mechanism with internal personnel/volunteers to ensure efforts are in line with objectives
  • Generating and developing new fundraising opportunities
  • Preparing applications/LOI for grant submission
  • Preparing grant status reports
  • Maintaining fundraising documentation
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit or related field preferred
  • Experience in development for nonprofit organizations, preferably a Jewish or Muslim organization
  • Knowledge of nonprofit donation recruitment techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a listing of individual donors and foundations through prospect research and existing contacts
  • Flexible, creative, and able to work in a non-structured developing work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to think “outside the box
  • Experience in writing grant applications, preferably to other Jewish or Muslim foundations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will work out of a home office. Supplies will be provided but setting up the office is the responsibility of the employee.

For more information or to apply click here.

Posted February 1, 2019

Foundation Operations Specialist at Alpha Chi Omega Foundation

Position Overview 
Essential Functions include:

Foundation and Board Operations – Fields incoming telephone calls and written correspondence for the department and liaises with donors, volunteers, and staff. Develops and manages support processes and procedures. Manages confidential and sensitive information Works with the Board Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Development Officer to coordinate Foundation board meetings, including logistics planning, preparation of agendas and accurate maintenance of meeting minutes and governing documents. Responsible for accurate and timeline submission of required filings of governing documents with state and federal agencies, including liaising with legal counsel for the filing of state fundraising registrations.

Gift Processing and Acknowledgements – Manages timely and accurate processing of all gifts, including timely acknowledging and receipting. Manages pledge reminder and corporate matching gift programs.

Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting – Accountable for the integrity and quality of the Fundraising module of the database. Liaises with database solution provider and IT staff to resolve operational errors in the database. Responsible for daily maintenance of donor management system, including gift processing, contact management, and troubleshooting. Builds and generates queries and exports for donor mailing lists, such as newsletters, direct mail and event invitations.

Foundation Events – Provides logistical support in planning and executing Foundation events and programs.

Local Philanthropic Initiatives Program – Ensures effective administration of the chapter fundraising program, including timely and accurate processing of applications, gift, and grants.

Donor and Prospect Research – Researches and develops comprehensive donor profile information. Supports fundraising staff in prospect research and identification.

Fiscal Responsibilities – Responsible for first approvals and tracking of Foundation expenses.

Other – Supports a values-driven, success-oriented and accountable organizational culture. Ensure compliance with organizational policies, IRS guidelines, fundraising ethical guidelines, and state and federal laws in administering the Foundation’s operations Performs special assignments and responsibilities as assigned.


For more information or to apply click here.

Posted February 1, 2019



Teach For America

Manager, Prospect Strategy and Research at Teach for America (Remote)

Position Overview 
Using a portfolio model, the Prospect Strategy & Research team institutes and conducts prospect development best practices for all development, event, and board activities across the organization. This position provides the unique opportunity for team members to telecommute or work from one of Teach for America’s 51 regional offices.
 
As the Manager, Prospect Strategy & Research, you will directly impact our organization’s fundraising efforts by identifying and evaluating a pool of potential and current donors. With a client facing focus, your prospect development work will contribute strongly to our ability to make strategic decisions regarding fundraising initiatives and campaigns. You will directly manage and execute prospect development activities for a portfolio of fundraising teams, allowing fundraisers to focus on building strong relationships with current and potential donors. Some specific work examples include: defining prospect development strategies, assessing prospect and donor pipelines, and researching and documenting board member and champion networks.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of prospect development experience preferred

The Perks
By joining the staff you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process. This position provides the unique opportunity for team members to telecommute or work from one of Teach for America’s 51 regional offices.

For more information or to apply click here.

Posted January 28, 2019


marian university

Manager of Advancement Data and Research at Marian University

Position Overview 
Marian University has an immediate opening for a detail-oriented and data-driven professional to serve as the Manager of Advancement Data and Research. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Advancement Operations with primary responsibility for the fundraising database, the Raiser’s Edge, and supporting the university’s comprehensive fundraising efforts by discovering and researching individuals with—or whom are believed to have—the capacity to make a significant gift to Marian University.

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Have knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Have two to five years of related advancement experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Have experience with databases/CRM systems; experience with the Raiser’s Edge database preferred.
  • Commit to collegiality and collaborative decision-making.
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills using verbal, written, and electronic mediums.
  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment, often with limited direction.
  • Be willing to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Be highly detail oriented and have an effective skillset in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Exhibit professionalism and high ethical standards for maintaining confidential information.
  • Understand that events and activities outside of work hours—including some nights and weekends—are necessary to perform the duties of this job satisfactorily.
For more information or to apply click here


Posted December 11, 2018

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