92nd Street Y

  • Research and Development Associate

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/8/2018 7:41 PM)
    92Y Development [5]
  • Position Summary

    The Research and Development Associate supports the Development department by providing essential assistance for 92Y’s Prospect Research and Donor Relations activities. The Associate plays a key role in improving the various day-to-day systems that support the department in achieving the required contributed revenue financial targets. The Associate’s time will be split between research related work (approximately 70% of the role) and donor relations related work (approximately 30% of the role). 

    Essential Functions

    • Provide confidential research profiles producing detailed biographical, financial and philanthropic information; analyze prospect assets and giving history to estimate gift capacity. 
    • Manage and fulfill research requests on an on-going basis in a timely manner. 
    • Collaborate closely with major gift officers on research requests and prospect identification.
    • Assist the Associate Director, Prospect Research on the implementation of protocols as they relate to the transference of research intelligence into Tessitura database; assist in database analysis.
    • Track event guest lists and produce event research for cultivation and special events throughout the year.
    • Assist the Donor Relations team by providing support for all cultivation events, including correspondence, report generation and day-of administration and greeting.
    • Prepare and assemble Donor Relations mailings and email correspondence as needed, including invitations, reports and annual reports.
    • Provide impeccable customer service to 92Y supporters of all levels, including answering inquiries and fulfilling ticketing requests for donors.
    • Perform other related duties as requested or assigned. 

    Education, Skills and Experience

    • Bachelors degree
    • Minimum three years working within development / fundraising required.
    • Strong research, data analytics, project management and administration skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills required to deal with the public, including major and high-profile donors as well as internal colleagues.
    • Strong writing, editing, proofreading and analytical skills.
    • Must work well under pressure and to strict deadlines.
    • Proven high-level of expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite accompanied by a strong eye for detail.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations.
    • Experience with research tools such as iWAVE, WealthEngine, LexisNexis, RelSci, Foundation Directory and others strongly preferred.
    • Experience in Tessitura or other CRM database strongly preferred. 

    Hours of work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Some flexibility to work evening events will be required.


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