the magic behind the curtain that helps this thriving not-for-profit raise
funds to support our mission. Use your
database, writing, and organizational skills to help the fundraising team continue
its great success.
Be a part of our dynamic fund raising team!Historic New
England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation
and we are looking fora creative
and detail-oriented person to join our development team as our prospect manager. The person in this position is an integral
member of the development team; our on-staff detective and database resource. Your job will have you sleuthing details from
a variety of sources, making sense of them and then fitting them together in
ways that help us see the bigger picture.
The prospect manager will leverage publicly
available resources, prospect data, capacity ratings and synthesize data into reports
that drive strategic planning for gift officers and volunteers. This position
assists in building the development team’s capabilities through analysis of
wealth and philanthropy of prospective donors and the strategic identification
of new prospects. The prospect manager promotes established move’s management
processes and assists development team members with the maintenance of their
portfolios. Additionally, the prospect
manager is responsible for coordination and planning of annual gift committee
and governance committee materials and staff meetings. This person has strong
writing skills to develop individual proposals and acknowledgements. This position also develops the annual fund
mail appeal and segments and tracks all requests. The prospect manager supervises
the development gift processor to ensure timely and accurate recording of all
gifts, and acknowledgement letters for gifts under $1,000. The role of prospect manager requires
creative problem solving and a high level of interaction with other staff
prospect manager is responsible for development prospect and donor research,
moves management, and Historic New England’s annual fund direct mail. This
individual works closely with other members of the organization in cultivating,
stewarding, and soliciting donors and members. Oversees individual donor research, attribute coding, database report
generation, iWave screenings and ratings, and prospect and donor briefing
preparation.Oversees donor and
prospect management through donor communications, cultivation events, and
solicitation proposals. Assist in the coordination and planning of
annual gift committee and governance committee strategy and staff meetings. Plan and implement annual fund mail and
electronic appeals to meet annual budget goals. Supervise the development gift
The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented
problem solver with excellent analytical abilities. Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum of three years conducting prospect research, with demonstrated
experience in prospect research methodology and practice. Strong computer
skills and proficiency with research tools and experience with fundraising
databases are required.You
must be extremely organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced setting while
maintaining precise attention to priorities, formats, procedures, details and
interpersonal communication, writing skills, tact and diplomacy are required
for regular interaction with high-level internal and external constituents.
Requires excellent internal and external customer service skills. Ability to maintain a high level of
confidentiality.Requires fully proficientcomputer skills,
including advanced working knowledge of MS Office, databases, internet
research, and e-mail management. Valid driver’s license is required.
Other Preferred Qualifications:Prior
experience with Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura database strongly preferred.
September 28, 2018
About this Organization:
Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of new England life and appreciation for its preservation.
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for
diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all
qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race,
color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday,
and health and wellness benefit packages.