OMNI Human Resource Management

  • Prospect Research Associate

    Client
    Children International
    Job Location(s)
    US-MO-Kansas City
  • Overview

     

    OMNI is honored to support Children International in the search for a Prospect Research Associate to join their organization.

     

    Children International is a $145 million international humanitarian organization that addresses global poverty at the root cause level by working directly with children and youth around the world. This progressive organization develops and delivers programs based on four pillars: health, education, empowerment and employment. Their core belief is investing in children and youth for the first two decades of their lives is the single best answer to breaking the cycle of poverty, especially generational poverty.

     

    Reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Services, this individual identifies, researches, and analyzes information on prospective major donors to Children International (CI). The Analyst provides research support to the fund raising team in Global Philanthropy which includes Major Gifts, Corporations, Foundation and Planned Giving team members and professionals. This role qualifies, screens and rates potential donors, and proactively identifies new prospective major and principal gift donors.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct proactive research to identify new potential major and principal gift donors using push technology, data mining, screening and other methods.
    • Support prospect screening and data mining projects. Help to independently verify screening results.
    • Update information in CRM following established data standards.
    • Work with information systems staff to set standards for prospect information acquisition, storage, retrieval and dissemination.
    • Using a variety of electronic and print resources, develop and synthesize information on prospects (including individuals, corporations, and foundations) to produce clear profiles/biographies of their background, career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests and nature of relationship to CI.
    • Undertake financial analysis of prospects and donors known wealth indicators to assess potential philanthropic capacity.
    • Proactively track and disseminate donor and prospect-related information. Monitor news and publicly-available financial information on prospects from SEC filings, press releases, Google alerts and major newspapers.
    • Set measurable goals, plans, and execute the identification and qualification of new major gift prospects.
    • Develop supportive and productive relationships with development staff and other staff involved in fundraising.
    • Maintain proficiency with standard prospect research resources (electronic, print and other) and stay abreast of new resources and technologies.
    • Track research activity for internal prospect research metrics.
    • Seek opportunities for professional development to enhance job performance.
    • Safeguard the confidentiality of constituent information at all times by adhering to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of CI and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

    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; SQL and 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, Morningstar 10K Wizard, 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).
    • 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 CI.

    OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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