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General Summary: In coordination with the Prospect Researcher, help identify, research, and analyze prospects capable of campaign gifts. Support the entry and tracking of all prospect-related information into the Raisers Edge database. This is a temporary position for the duration of the capital campaign expected to run through 2018.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. 2+ years of research experience in a nonprofit or library science field preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Experience and proficiency using a variety of research tools and managing donor information using a fundraising database is required. Experience in writing and preparing prospect profiles. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, and have experience using database systems, with prior experience using Raiser’s Edge software strongly preferred.
Detail oriented and possess solid organizational skills. Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment while meeting strict deadlines. Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while managing confidential information. Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact while managing the requests of internal and external constituents. Ability to set priorities independently in order to meet expectations for multiple projects is essential.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
• Physical Demands: Prolonged periods in front of a computer screen.
• Work Environment: Fast-paced office environment, Work is primarily performed indoors with an occasional outdoors work for events.
• Equipment: General office equipment.
• Schedule: Position may require occasional extended work hours, including evenings and weekends.
If interested, please forward cover letter and resume, or application, to The Morton Arboretum, Human Resources, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, or email to: [email protected]
The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.