The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is currently seeking a Prospect Research Analyst. A new position within the development department, this individual will report to the Vice President of Development and primarily be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for pipeline growth. Using online databases and screening services as well as internal and external data sources, he/she will identify, research and evaluate major gifts prospects as well as compile, analyze and synthesize research through a variety of reports.
The Prospect Research Analyst will be responsible for creating, managing and driving all donor data-mining efforts to help meet operating and capital fundraising goals. This individual will be required to implement and stay current about best practices in prospect research. He/she will conduct research and accurate qualification of prospects to proactively grow the major gifts and campaign pipelines. This individual will develop and maintain prospect management and metric reports, and also assess interests and suggests fundraising targets and strategies to the major gifts team based on analysis of research findings. This position will research, compile and maintain donor biographies for Development, Campaign and Nominating Committee meetings as well as development events. He/she will also support frontline fundraisers with prospect management tracking, compile and distribute weekly action reports. Other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates should have a Bachelors degree. A minimum two years of research/fundraising experience required. Qualified candidates will have exceptional organizational and written communication skills, ability to think and work independently, but also possess a positive attitude to work as a team player. Candidates must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and prioritize requests from multiple individuals in a timely manner. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite is a must. Competency in Raiser’s Edge or other constituent relationship management software required.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package including health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
PAFA was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation.
Celebrating its 200th Anniversary in 2005, PAFA was honored to be the first arts institution to receive the National Medal for the Arts, now proudly displayed in the foyer of the Historic Landmark Building. ...Earlier in the year the Academy opened the new Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building adjacent to the historic museum building, creating an urban fine arts campus that brought the institution into the next century. The PAFA campus is the centerpiece of the streetscape opposite the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, presenting the Academy as a top cultural destination to audiences locally, nationally and internationally.