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Donor and prospect research manager

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted December 11, 2019.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION Reporting to the VP, Donor Relations, the Donor and Prospect Research Manager’s role focuses on prospect identification through donor mining, internal and external prospecting and fundraiser support through portfolio optimization, moves management support and research briefs.

Through prospect identification, research, data acquisition, and analysis, the Donor and Prospect Research Manager deepens Federation’s institutional knowledge of its donors and prospects by supporting prospecting, fundraising, communications, and stewardship.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES Conducts regular portfolio reviews for fundraisers to support prospect prioritization Prepares confidential research reports for the president, fundraisers, and key volunteers Partner with fundraisers and staff to provide timely, accurate, and analytical information to inform the fundraising process; participate in prospect review meetings as needed and help develop fundraising strategies.

Proactively identify, research, and analyze new and existing donors and prospects for gift cultivation; refer unassigned prospects to prospect management for assignment to fundraisers.

Builds a pipeline of new major gift prospects for future annual and endowment campaigns; manages the qualification, identification, and assignment of said prospects using sources such as event prospecting, peer review, staff recommendations, Federation’s CRM, list review, and news screening.

Qualifies new prospects by researching philanthropists at related organizations and conducting research on community foundations.

Staff prospect review meetings.

Assists with moves management to better record, monitor, and measure related fundraising activities ADDITIONAL DUTIES Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.


3-5 years of development research, direct prospect research, tracking data analysis or related experience High level of proficiency with relevant technologies including online research tools and development databases Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills Strong writing skills specifically related to professional fundraising briefings/reports.

Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Knowledge of the Los Angeles philanthropic and/or Jewish Community a plus.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION PLEASE SEND RESUME & COVER LETTER TO: JOBS@JEWISHLA.ORG We Are Proud To Be An EEO Employer M/F/V/D We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.