Museum of Science

Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Date Posted:
July 31, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



Research and Prospect Management Supervisor

Research and Prospect Management Supervisor

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Senior Program Manager for Research directs all aspects of the Research Department, responsible for budget creation and yearly business plans. S/he manages the portfolio management (including prospect qualification, assignments, and rotation) for all front-line fundraisers. Acts as a professional research resource for the Advancement senior staff, managers, frontline fundraising staff. Provide answers to research questions and assist their understanding and use of research resources. Work directly with assigned fundraisers to support their research needs. S/he manages the governance process from a staff level and works closely with board members and volunteers to continually build the governance pipeline. S/he serves as liaison to the Governance Pipeline Task Force.


  • Manage comprehensive prospect management system for 3 annual fund officers, 4 major gift officers, 4 CF&G officers, Senior Vice President and Executive Director
  • Lead conversion assessment for 2,200 Target Analytic prospects generated by wealth screening
  • Identify and qualify 20 new Discoverer-level+ prospects per month
  • From a staff level, manage the Overseer Nomination process. Research and qualify 30-60 new Overseer candidates per meeting. Prepare all data and presentations for, and attend, 4 Overseer Nominating Committee meetings and 3 Trustee Nominating Committee meetings per year. Analyze performance data on the approx. 30 Overseers who are up for re-election each year; make recommendations accordingly
  • Overseer candidates per meeting. Prepare all data and presentations for, and attend, 4 Overseer Nominating Committee meetings and 3 Trustee Nominating Committee meetings per year. Analyze performance data on the approx. 30 Overseers who are up for re-election each year; make recommendations accordingly
  • Meet and deliver FY output benchmark of over 400 research products and approximately 100 new prospects assigned to frontline fundraising portfolios.
  • Supervise event research for approximately 20-30 event briefings per year for advancement staff, senior leadership and other MOS staff.


This position is full-time, 40hrs/wk, Monday-Friday


Senior Director of Leadership Gifts



  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
  • Five (5) or more years of Research and Prospect Management experience.
  • Demonstrated database management skills.
  • Demonstrated familiarity and understanding of prospect or sales management. systems that track team goals, pipelines and projected revenue goals.
  • Proven ability to analyze and track team progress against annual goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people across the division and throughout the Museum.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task and to synthesize data to make quick, effective decisions.
  • Familiarity with fundraising or sales tracking software such as Millennium, Raiser's Edge, Tessitura, Sales Force.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, reliability and the ability to think proactively.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently on projects of concern to the entire Advancement staff.
  • Ability to manage and mentor staff, budget, and strategically plan program growth.
  • Must interact effectively with senior leadership, both volunteer and organizational.


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Apply by:
August 31, 2017
About this Organization:
In 1830, six men interested in natural history established the Boston Society of Natural History, an organization through which they could pursue their common scientific interests. Devoted to collecting and studying natural history specimens, the society displayed its collections in numerous temporary facilities until 1864, when it opened the New England Museum of Natural History at the corner of Berkeley and Boylston Streets in Boston's Back Bay. That Museum is now known world-wide as the Museum of Science.

After World War II, under the leadership of Bradford Washburn, the Society sold the Berkeley Street building, changed its name to the Boston Museum of Science (later, dropping Boston from the name) and negotiated with the Metropolitan District Commission a 99-year lease for land spanning the Charles River Basin, now known as Science Park. In 1948, the Museum designed and built the first traveling planetarium in New England to promote the development of a new Museum building. The cornerstone for the new Museum was laid at Science Park a year later, and a temporary building was erected to house the Museum's collections and staff.

In 1951, the first wing of the new Museum officially opened, making the Museum the first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Comprising 14,000 square feet of exhibit space, the new Museum's first wing was already much larger than the entire exhibits area of the old Berkeley building. That same year, one of the most endearing and memorable symbols of the Museum, 'Spooky,' the Great Horned Owl, was given to the Museum as an owlet. Spooky lived to the age of 38 years, becoming the oldest known living member of his species.During the next two decades. the Museum greatly expanded its exhibits and facilities. In 1956, the Museum was successful in campaigning for a Science Park MBTA station that now brings visitors to within 200 yards of the Museum. The Charles Hayden Planetarium, funded by major gifts from the Charles Hayden Foundation, opened in 1958.

By 1968, further building expansion was under way as ground was broken for the Museum's west wing which was completed in the early 1970s. The Elihu Thomson Theater of Electricity, which houses the 2 1/2 million-volt Van de Graaff generator -- the two-story tall high voltage electricity generator given to the Museum by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956-opened in 1980.

The Museum has remained on the cutting edge of science education by developing innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate.

Two of the Museum's more recent additions, the Hall Wing housing the Roger L. Nichols Gallery for temporary exhibits, and the Mugar Omni Theater, exemplify the Museum of Science's commitment to making science fun and accessible to all. The Mugar Omni Theater, opened in 1987, utilizes state-of-the-art film technology to project larger-than-life images onto a five-story high, domed screen, creating a 'you are there' experience for viewers.

More than 1.6 million people visit the Museum and its more than 400 interactive exhibits each year.