Nonprofit

Prospect Management Specialist

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 15 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Application Deadline
June 27, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
USD $82,764 - $93,798 / year

Description

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the central development organization for the Institution. In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the Institution. The office engages with staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.

Key Responsibilities

The Prospect Management Specialist works in the Office of Advancement for the Smithsonian Institution and serves as a partner to gift officers by performing portfolio reviews that build and sustain portfolio health and strategic prospect movement, used for achieving fundraising goals, and effective use of pipeline and portfolio management best practices. They are responsible for providing prospect/pipeline reporting, along with analysis, and insights to deliver actionable intelligence to leadership that will inform decision making. They will exercise independent initiative and employ a data-driven lens to provide thoughtful, insights and recommendations supporting fundraiser activity, provide onboarding and offboarding services, and guidance in setting fiscal year goals. They will continuously conduct pipeline analysis to discover trends, insights, and gaps among prospect pools, portfolios, and donor segments to provide insight into the strength of prospect pools in terms of giving capacity, engagement, and readiness for cultivation and solicitation. They will help enrich and streamline cultivation and solicitation reporting and fundraiser metric tracking to achieve a best-in-class prospect management program. This position is the embodiment of how art and science are combined to achieve fundraising success.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise

Qualified candidates will successfully demonstrate strong communications skills and able to interact effectively with diverse individuals in an inclusive environment; demonstrate professionalism and have a strong customer service orientation; an ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines; superior organization skills; and a demonstrated ability to work independently and/or in a close team environment. The incumbent will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and a high degree of integrity; must be precise, diplomatic, dedicated, and mature as well as flexible and able to work well under pressure. Proficient computer and software skills should be demonstrated in MS Office applications such as Excel and Word, as well as ability in cloud-based systems such as Salesforce. Able to train/coach fundraising staff on complex concepts and business practices; compile, report, and analyze information from diverse sources; to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and conceive strategic solutions; to maintain confidentiality and use good judgement when working with sensitive information.

A minimum of three-years of experience in performing fundraising prospect management and a bachelor’s degree are required. Experience as a fundraiser who managed their own portfolio; and/or have worked in a large, complex non-profit organization is desired. 

Applicants who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.



 


 

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Benefits and Application Instructions

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery." Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to this link by June 28, 2024. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average number of hours worked per week. Relocation expenses are not paid. This position is a temporary position funded through September 2026. This is an excellent opportunity to join Smithsonian Advancement, demonstrate your talents and abilities, learn, and grow, with potential for a permanent position.

 What To Expect Next: Once the vacancy announcement closes, a review of your resume will be compared against the qualification and experience requirements related to this job. After review of applicant resumes is complete, qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact oastaffing@si.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

 

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.




Benefits and Application Instructions

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery…

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