Prospect Research Coordinator

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Prospect Research Coordinator. The job entails applying creative research techniques for reports and analyses on individual donor prospects as well as corporations, foundations and organizations. The position draws on multiple resources to assess giving capacity and philanthropic tendencies with the goal of generating new donations and fostering strategically important relationships for the College.

The Prospect Research Coordinator utilizes a Raiser's Edge database to implement strategies and tactics to keep donor portfolios up-to-date and prioritized, and to strengthen a prospect pipeline.

The successful candidate works with all gift officers and the Development team in prospect strategy sessions, creating reports, setting metrics, and keeping abreast of economic and fundraising trends. The position also helps maintain data integrity.

Qualifications:   A bachelor's degree is required with 3-5 years of experience in prospect research, development/fundraising, library research or an information-related field.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize data from a wide variety of sources. Proficiency in Internet research and data extraction, as well as the ability to organize and manage a wide range of projects with efficiency, is required. Experience with the Raiser's Edge database is preferred, as is an understanding of fundraising fundamentals.  Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address, and three references and submitted online at:  Questions may be directed to Sandy Abell at 240-895-4282.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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