New job Prospect Researcher, Philanthropy (Remote) in Prince Edward Island

Prospect Researcher, Philanthropy (Remote)

Company : World Vision Canada
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Prince Edward Island

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Are you looking for more than a job? At World Vision Canada we offer challenging careers that change the lives of children all over the world and it will change yours too. Come and be part of a team of 400 Canadians with a vision for the world: Life in all its fullness for every child.

You will experience Christian faith in action helping to make real and lasting change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Join the World Vision Canada team and be part of a powerful and effective force for good:

For Children. For Change. For Life.

Position: Prospect Researcher, Philanthropy
Reports to: Operations Manager, Philanthropy Enablement
Position Term: Full Time Permanent
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Location: Remote for the near future (Within Canada)

Job Description:
The Prospect Researcher, Philanthropy is responsible for external prospecting and conducting high-quality, market research on prospects being targeted by the World Vision Philanthropy teams for significant gifts. Using advanced investigative research, data collection, financial and statistical analysis skills and a wide range of sources s/he proactively identifies, researches and assesses prospective donors for the Major Gifts, Middle donors, Corporate and Foundations teams. S/he locates, assesses, interprets, disseminates, and directs information about prospects, donors, patrons, friends, and organizations and assists Advisors with cultivation strategies for the purpose of securing philanthropic support for World Vision Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Prospect Identification and Pipeline Development
  • Proactively identify new major gifts, corporate and foundation prospects using external information, external data mining, persona matching, extensive relationship mapping, etc.
  • Monitor community, national, international news and developments, and use industry best practices to identify potential individuals and organizations that could support World Vision.
  • Collaborate and partner with fundraising teams to identify and qualify external prospects and build strategies to capture giving potential.
  • Using a broad spectrum of resources, research, organize, and evaluate a prospect’s financial capacity, ability to give, inclination to give, charitable interests, and connection to World Vision Canada’s mission.
  • Using knowledge of donor moves management, major/comprehensive campaigns and development cycle, proactively seek new donors/influencers to accelerate call to actions at each stage of the donor cycle and participate in monthly pipeline meetings.
  • Administration of the prospect clearance process.
  • Provide support for the maintenance, tracking and reporting on donor Opportunities and other database updates.
  • Compile geographically focused prospect lists for fundraising efforts such as events or targeted campaigns and assist in formulating engagement strategies.
  • Stay current with emerging trends in the prospect development field through list serves, professional development opportunities, readings, and professional associations.
  • Automate search and mapping for increased operational efficiency.
Prospect Research
  • Produce in-depth, timely, well-written, confidential snapshots and profiles on prospects utilizing a wide range of sources, including complex web queries, vendor subscriptions (e.g., iWave, Imagine Canada, LinkedIn Sales Navigator), social media, alert services, available financial records, real estate ownership, and other markers of high-net-worth donors.
  • Complete special ad-hoc research projects to support donor development and fundraising strategies and to brief leadership in advance of meetings or important events.
  • Proactively keep abreast of the trends in philanthropy and charitable giving in Canada using targeted alerts and communicate this information to the relevant Philanthropy market-facing teams.
  • Help to innovate and identify new research techniques, strategies, and sources, and to devise database improvements to enhance the research process.
  • Track all constituent relationship activity, profiles, research information and corporate account management in our CRM database.
  • Maintain guidelines and policies for accurate and ethical management of donor and prospect information.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ related advancement research experience within a not for profit or charity
  • Experience with major gifs fund raising and capital campaign experience is an asset.
  • Ability to investigate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data into useable reports
  • Strong understanding of the Canadian business and economic landscape.
  • In-depth understanding of private and public foundations in Canada and demonstrated expertise in identifying and qualifying high-capacity foundation prospects.
  • Knowledge and expertise regarding Donor Advised Funds is an asset.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter and naturally curious to proactively surface leads, opportunities, ideas, forge connections, identify trends and recommend actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment to develop cooperative working relationships.
  • Superb critical, analytical and strategic thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities while producing a high quality of work in a high-volume, and results oriented environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to successfully interact with external stakeholders and internal staff.
  • High commitment to fundraising ethics and donor privacy; acts with professionalism.
  • Experience working with a salesforce database like CRM or Raiser’s Edge; proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of and competency with the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) Basic and Advanced Skill Set.
  • University or college degree in business, research or a related discipline.
  • Multi-language research capability is an asset.
We bring life-saving support in times of disaster. We help poor communities to take charge of their futures. We provide small loans and training that boost family livelihoods. We work with policy makers to change the way the world is run. Our Christian faith teaches us that every child, regardless of gender, faith or race, is a precious gift to the entire world - and that their wellbeing concerns us all. We shall never rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed.

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Our Core Values: We are committed to the Poor. We are Christian. We are Stewards. We value People. We are Partners. We are Responsive.
Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.

World Vision Canada takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Thank you for your interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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