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Prospect Research and Data Analysis Specialist

  • Monday, September 05, 2022 9:33 PM
    Message # 12907669

    Prospect Research and Data Analysis Specialist

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a fundraising professional to lead the effort in conducting research and analyzing data to ensure an accurate and robust fundraising database. This position will provide data analysis and help calculate return on investment for corporate sponsors and use data to inform strategic decisions regarding revenue growth.

    Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site at our Chicago suburb headquarters in Itasca, IL.

    All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; requests for a medical or religious accommodation regarding this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.

    Some tasks include:

    • Prepare in-depth confidential research profiles using a wide variety of biographical, organizational, and financial sources, websites, library, and other external sources of public information.
    • Analyze and synthesize accumulated information to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and connections. Evaluate results to develop and implement further research strategies to assist staff with cultivation and solicitation plans.
    • Plan and implement regular database screenings, analyzing data, and making recommendations to maximize solicitation strategies.
    • Plan and facilitate prospect review meetings, support staff portfolio review, update prospect ratings, and review and improve internal prospect tracking procedures.
    • Collect data and help sponsors calculate their return on investment.
    • Advise staff on how to tailor sponsorship materials based on research gathered on targeted companies/categories.
    • Coordinate surveys and the collection of data on demographics, purchasing habits, sponsor recall and loyalty and report results to staff and sponsors.
    • Follow policies and procedures supporting best practices, ethical and professional research standards.
    • Update and maintain donor data and routinely audit system to ensure data integrity and strengthen system reliability. Troubleshoot functionality errors and unusual data entries, identify causes, and implement corrective action.
    • Provide training for staff in the proper use of the constituent database.
    • Coordinate implementation of system upgrades and patches with IT staff and software provider.
    • Research and recommend the purchase/renewal of research resources, publications, and services.
    • Develop and run reports, queries, and mailing list segments.

    Qualifications needed:

    •  Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, computer science, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.
    • At least three years’ related experience building and managing a large nonprofit donor database, analyzing data and business intelligence to contribute to strategic decision-making, and conducting prospect research in support of major fundraising activities required. 
    • Must be able to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and put forward evidence-based recommendations to help grow revenue; conduct sophisticated searches in electronic and print sources; use data mining tools; and be skilled in developing and implementing new strategies and procedures to conduct prospect research. Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, critical thinking, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills required. Must pay close attention to detail, work well both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, take initiative, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, online research databases, and relational databases (eg, Salesforce NPSP) required as well as the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with document collaboration sites (eg, SharePoint) and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) preferred.  Some evening and weekend work may be required.

    To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit The salary range for the position is $75-80,000. 

    The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

    Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

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