Part-time Prospect Researcher

The Prospect Researcher serves as a key member of the Advancement team and works in close partnership with the major gifts team, the database manager, and the Director of Advancement.

They are responsible for uncovering prospective donors to the school, conducting research on prospective and current donors’ capacity and inclination, and creating and updating associated documents, including donor profiles and briefings.

The Prospect Researcher is a part-time position and reports to the Director of Advancement.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Researches, analyzes, and prepares profiles for current or potential donors to Hackley School. Ensures profiles, and associated information, are properly recorded in the school’s CRM.
  • Proactively identifies prospective donors to Hackley School. 
  • Uses various research resources and publications to scan for information on constituents that may be useful to the work of the Advancement Office.
  • Continually updates profiles for top prospective donors in the major gifts pipeline.
  • Leads donor screening efforts and coordinates appropriate recording of screening information in the school’s CRM. 
  • Drafts prospect briefings for major gifts team. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.
Success Profile
  • Curious.
  • Analytical, accurate, and a problem/puzzle solver.
  • Maintains currency with best practices, innovative developments, and trends in the fields of prospect research and prospect management.
  • Capitalizes on opportunities to continue developing as a professional.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with two to three years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of Prospect Researching tools (including most of the following on-line sources: real estate assessment services, Foundation Directory, Lexis-Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, etc). 
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT or comparable fundraising database. 
  • Excellent research and written communication skills; ability to present information concisely and effectively, synthesizing large amounts of information useful for fundraisers.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills (e.g., detail oriented, time management, ability to prioritize projects). 
  • Understanding of moves management and major gift fundraising fundamentals.
  • Advanced computer skills. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Familiarity with APRA – Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.
  • Capacity to work independently and thrive in a team environment.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Jamieson, Advancement Assistant, at