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Prospect Research Officer

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers impartial medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.

We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.

 

Department

 

Our dynamic Development Department is responsible for raising over $500 million annually to support the mission of the organization. 

 

In the Development Department, the Major Gifts team is responsible for raising nearly $80 million from major donors.


 

Project

 

This critical role is responsible for helping to drive quality leads and improve the impact of fundraising and engagement for High Touch Audiences of MSF-USA, while also looking for new, integrated ways to build and better engage our current audiences.

 

With strong qualitative and quantitative skills, the Prospect Research Officer will bring an innovative and enthusiastic approach to expanding the field of donors, with particular focus on individual donors.


The role will work collaboratively with audience managers and gift officers in the identification of Individual donors to evaluate potential for philanthropic partnership and affinity toward MSF-USA.

 

 

Tasks

 

  • Research and Identify leads for Individual donors, in collaboration with the Major Gifts team
  • Collaborate closely with Director of High Touch in the research and profiling of donors in portfolios of Executive Director
  • Be the conduit for research and due diligence in the identification of new Board of Advisors members as well as any donor prospect they might put forward
  • Manage due-diligence and risk-assessment processes.
  • Deliver thought leadership and strategic recommendations that supports the strategic and tactical planning of the Major Gifts team, consulting with audience leads regarding fundraising strategies, key challenges, and decision-making to inform research and insights work. 
  • Evaluate, acquire, and integrate new datasets to support prospecting and file analysis.
  • Develop in-depth research profiles (including due diligence) and briefings for high value prospects and donors.
  • Proactively identify, research and profile candidates for the Young Professionals board (halted as a result of COVID)
  • Rate donors and prospects in terms of capacity and inclination to give, and develop strategic recommendations (e.g., timing and type of donor ask; donor interest areas)  in consultation with fundraising colleagues.
  • Monitor external environments including direct/indirect competition and key prospect research trends. 
  • Build strong relationships across teams within Development and across the organization.
  • Collaborate effectively with other data and research professionals within MSF-USA.

 

Qualifications

 

Required

 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in prospect research in a nonprofit organization
  • Understanding of current trends in nonprofit fundraising and prospect management.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis and business intelligence work that supports revenue generation.
  • Proven aptitude for analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing data.
  • Strong track-record of developing proactive prospecting methodologies that support organizational goals including data mining, sophisticated constituent database queries, etc.
  • Experience overseeing multiple vendor relationships, with the ability to lead meetings and monitor output/impact of vendors and consultants.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and comfort working in a high-energy, fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Sharing relevant information in a clear, timely and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently; move projects from conceptual stages to launch; and handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Ability to Adjusts priorities to address changing situations and conditions
  • Outstanding, proven time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to deal calmly with pressure and deadlines and to communicate with diplomacy.
  • A strategic fundraising mindset with a service-oriented approach.
  • Deep, demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

 

Preferred

 

  • Knowledge of and interest in emerging concepts and practices in the fields of strategic philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, public private partnerships, and impact investing,
  • Understanding of current trends in marketing, market research, identity building, and communication strategies.
  • Familiar with industry guidelines and standards from the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (Apra), prospect research toolkits and best practices, and ethics around prospect research.
  • Experience overseeing multiple vendor relationships, with the ability to lead meetings and monitor output/impact of vendors and consultants.
  • Experience leveraging data warehousing, business intelligence, ETL, and analytics tools.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce platform.

 

No phone calls or emails please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please note that relocation assistance and visa sponsorship will be offered for this position.

 

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.


MSF-USA/Doctors Without Borders is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We are constantly striving to make our organization anti-racist. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect this same commitment from our staff.

 

Type

HQ  

 

Pay Class & Contract Type

Regular FT Salaried Exempt 

 

Compensation

High 70s to Low 80s

 

Working Time (Hours Per Week)

35

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers impartial medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
40 Rector Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006
16th Floor

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