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Friday, February 19, 2016

F/T - Manager, Prospect Research, UNICEF (NY)

Manager, Prospect Research, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – New York, NY

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF seeks a Manager of Prospect Research to identify new prospects and conduct research on individuals, family foundations, corporations, and organizations in support of its development efforts. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Prospect Research, the ideal candidate will create research products that will help the Development team engage, solicit, and steward donors. The Manager will collaborate and work laterally with other team members and fundraisers based across the United States to support our ambitious divisional revenue goal of $318+ million.

Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):

Respond to and fulfill research requests from frontline fundraising staff on an on-going basis in a timely manner

Collect biographical and financial information using databases and online resources of public information

Create concise, accurate, and timely donor research reports, including prospect profiles, event bios/briefings, corporate briefs, executive bios, and board nomination bios

Guide regular strategy meetings to help develop action plans for engaging, soliciting and stewarding donors

Play key role in developing parameters for and identifying prospects for specialized fundraising projects

Ascertain the organization’s fundraising viability in particular industries and geographies

Review fundraisers’ portfolios with them in order to move prospects through the donor cycle

Lead trainings for fundraising staff in best practices for donor research

Proactively identify, qualify, and rate donor leads in order to expand the prospect pool

Analyze, interpret, and synthesize information to assess prospects’ philanthropic capacity and inclination and to suggest ask amounts

Research and suggest potential board candidates

Monitor news, philanthropic publications and alerts to identify new prospects, to stay on top of latest trends in prospect research, and to identify new tools and resources

Routinely make research-verified updates to refresh donor database information and keep fundraisers apprised of changes

Qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree with five years relevant work experience; three years non-profit development research experience preferred

Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive research and produce concise profiles

Knowledge of research databases and techniques

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)

Strong aptitude for understanding and distilling complex financial data (including property records, SEC filings, 990 reports, etc.)

Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Strong client services-oriented approach

Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at a variety of levels across the country

Ability to exercise good judgment in balancing deadlines, prioritizing multiple projects

Ability to think strategically, creatively, and analytically

Ability to handle highly sensitive information appropriately and maintain confidentiality with donor information


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