Assistant Director of Prospect Management & Research

Reporting to the Director of Prospect Management & Research, the Assistant Director will assist in producing, updating, and tracking donor/prospect research reports and briefing materials. Areas of responsibilities include conducting research, using data analytics tools, maintaining Raiser’s Edge database, and offering proactive support to Gift Officers. The position serves a critical role in the office in three keys areas: prospect research, prospect management and prospect identification.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research, both proactive and reactive, on individual donors and prospects;
  • Compiling and writing accurate, confidential detailed reports on donors and prospects;
  • Preparing briefing materials for the Headmaster, Assistant Head, and Gift Officers for events and individual appointments;
  • Assisting with tracking and reporting on activity with our constituent and prospect pools;
  • Supporting leadership in achieving fundraising initiatives by assisting in the proactive identification and qualification of major gift, leadership and gift planning prospects needed for campaigns and special projects;
  • Uncovering new potential major gift prospects for the campaign;
  • Keeping gift officers informed and alerted regarding new information about the gift capacity and funding interests of top prospects and potential prospects;
  • Maintaining accuracy and integrity of records for assigned prospects;
  • Maintaining supportive and productive relationships with all Development staff;
  • Supporting the Director of Prospect Management & Research by performing all other duties assigned.

Skills and Experience The ideal candidate will:

  • Bring one to three years of experience in development required, preferably in a secondary school or college environment;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of database programs, word processing and spreadsheets; experience with The Raiser’s Edge and Crystal Reports preferred;
  • Possess strong organizational skills with proven ability to plan, coordinate and implement multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines;
  • Possess superior analytic skills allowing for the interpretation and analysis of various forms of data;
  • Experience in current proactive prospecting methodologies to identify potential major and leadership gift donors, including proficiency in use of electronic research tools and techniques;
  • Be a self-starter with curiosity and have the ability to multi-task;
  • Work independently, and be able to work collaboratively with gift officers and Development team members;
  • Communicate thoroughly, accurately, and concisely, both verbally and in writing;
  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor and demonstrate credibility, integrity and confidentiality;

Bachelor’s degree required. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to: Julia Meneghin, Director of Prospect Management & Research, Peddie School, 201 S. Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520; Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.