Prospect Research Officer

Save the Children International, Australia

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th January, 2021

Job Description

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time 12 month parental leave position, based in Carlton*, you will work on researching, analysing, and sourcing high-value philanthropic prospects to support our work in Australia and overseas. You’ll be a critical member of our team which works with high net worth individuals as well as philanthropic trusts and foundations enabling us to maximise our impact for children. You will be part of our Philanthropy team and report to our Head of Philanthropy.

You will make an impact by:

  • Developing an annual prospect research plan to guide prospect research activities with funding priorities
  • Identifying prospective donor leads to grow the prospect pool in alignment with funding priorities
  • Guide regular portfolio review and donor strategy meetings to collaboratively develop action plans for engaging, cultivating, and soliciting new and existing donors
  • Responding to research requests (including due diligence) from relationship managers in line with service level agreements
  • Maintaining the procedures manual and contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of donor and prospect management policy and processes
  • Contributing to the global Save the Children philanthropy movement to monitor and evaluate current trends

Does this sound like you?

  • You have excellent self-awareness and a strong ability to quickly establish rapport with a variety of individuals. Within a fast-moving environment, your high levels of intellectual curiosity and persistence in intelligence gathering spurs you to develop creative solutions. With a heart for the world’s children, you are a motivated team player with the drive and enthusiasm to succeed.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in a qualitative research role
  • Experience of implementing Prospect Management processes, including developing strategies and systems to manage prospects throughout the donor cycle
  • Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive donor information
  • Excellent time and project management skills with strong computer skills including experience with a relational database.


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