APRA Greater Houston


Job Board

We are happy to post any job opportunities that might be of interest to our members. Please send a job description as a Word document including contact instructions for applying to the job to aprahouston@gmail.com. Job postings will be removed after 90 days.

 
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Prospect Research Manager
Genesys Works
Posted:  02/06/18
Location: National Office (Houston, TX) or other GW locations including Chicago, National Capital Region, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Bay Area
Position: Prospect Research Manager
Field: Fundraising
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: http://ww.genesysworks.org/about-us/careers/prospect-research-manager/
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising
Employment Level: Full-time

Description: 

In preparation for rapid growth on a national scale, Genesys Works seeks a Prospect Research Manager to be responsible for proactive donor prospect research efforts to aid increased funding at the regional and national levels. This role will serve as a key partner to the Development and Sales teams and will conduct high-level, thorough research of major gift prospects capable of making contributions of seven figures or more, ensuring these departments have a deep pool of donor prospects so they can meet the goals and objectives as defined by Genesys Works’ strategic goals and priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

·   Devise strategies and methods for obtaining new prospects, and gathering and interpreting information about existing donor prospects, in order to ensure the ongoing development, expansion, and renewal of the prospect data base and pipeline

  • Determine the type of information (biographical, financial, philanthropic interest, giving history, etc.) that is most relevant and necessary to craft fundraising and cultivation strategies
  • Conduct focused research and evaluation of new and existing donor prospects using a variety of print and electronic sources, advanced tools and skills to collect, store, evaluate, analyze, organize, package, and disseminate information in a way that maximizes its usefulness and enables accurate and educated decision-making in the development of donor strategies
  • Conduct ancestor/genealogy research and relationship mapping to proactively identify connections of board members and donors to other potential donor prospects as well as current and upcoming programs and projects
  • Compose, write, edit, and proofread briefing materials including, but not limited to, donor research profiles or reports, and other basic research reports; ensure accuracy and completeness of reports
  • Assist the Development Team in the creation and application of wealth and affinity scoring of donor prospects; oversee wealth screening activities
  • Organize and coordinate regular prospect review meetings for development staff and volunteers
  • Manage third-party relationships with vendors that provide data services and research tools
  • Assist with identification and assessment of government grant opportunities
  • Perform other Development Department duties as assigned from time to time

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant research experience is required
  • Deep belief in organizational mission
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Proven experience using development research tools such as iWave, NOZAsearch, WealthEngine, ResearchPoint, Relationship Science, WealthPoint, Foundation Search, LexisNexis for Development Professionals, or similar services and multi-constituent databases
  • Knowledge of proactive fundraising research techniques
  • Knowledge of prospect management and SalesForce is highly preferred
  • Experience working with all staff levels – from executive management to program staff
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of solicitation strategy and major gifts process and the ability to work with Development Officers to help build prospect strategy
  • Ability to evaluate complex business and financial data; task orientation with minimal supervision; highly-developed sense of initiative and ingenuity; ability to handle highly confidential material with discretion; ability to work as a team member
  • Knowledge of changing market of subscription-based research resources such as electronic wealth-screening services, news databases, and business directories
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check

Physical Requirements:

Including, but not limited to standing and sitting for long periods of time; speaking loudly and clearly; seeing and hearing things both near and far away; and reaching, stooping, kneeling, and fine-finger and hand manipulation in use of a computer, chalkboard, dry erase board, or projector. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, and extensive reading. Most work environments are climate-controlled, open space floor plans.

About Genesys Works

Genesys Works is a 501(c)3 organization that provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience and impactful relationships. At the core of our program is professional and technical training, meaningful paid internships at companies, and support in achieving post-secondary education objectives. Established in Houston, Texas in 2002 by Founder/CEO Rafael Alvarez, Genesys Works has expanded to Chicago, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Washington DC Area, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with additional expansion plans in process.

 

Genesys Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We offer competitive salary; medical, dental and vision insurance; company-paid Life and Disability; paid vacation; and 403(b) retirement plan with company matching.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter referencing this position and detailing salary history via email to newhire@genesysworks.org. You may also access this position online at our web site. http://www.genesysworks.org/about-us/careers/prospect-research-manager/


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Development Research Analyst
Rice University, Development and Alumni Relations
Posted:  02/06/18
Location: Houston Texas, United States
Position: Development Research Analyst
Field: Fundraising
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12696
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising Administration, Prospect Research
Employment Level: Full-time

Description: 

Located on a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Rice has 3,879 undergraduate and 2,744 graduate degree-seeking students and an endowment that provides for $871,488 per full-time equivalent student.

As a member of Rice's Development and Alumni Relation's prospect research team, this position works closely with front-line fundraisers to broaden the University’s prospect base and to maximize the University’s philanthropic capacity. The Development Research Analyst collaborates with a wide variety of regional and school based development officers to facilitate increased engagement of prospects with high capacity and/or inclination.

The Development Research Analyst uses ethical and creative research techniques to provide high-level description and analysis on alumni, parents, and friends of the university using a wide variety of biographical, organizational, and financial sources; analyzes and synthesizes accumulated information to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and connections to Rice University; communicates the results of research and analysis to front-line officers and makes recommendations on the prospect’s potential philanthropic impact to the University; works to identify new prospects for Rice University. On a regular basis, the Development Research Analyst meets with assigned front-line fundraisers to discuss the prospects within their portfolio and assist in prospect management.

Job Requirements:

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree, especially in a discipline requiring the study of research techniques and information interpretation.

Preferred Education: Master's degree with emphasis in liberal arts, library science, or journalism.

Experience: 1 years or more

Required Experience:

-        Proven library, research, and analytical techniques, emphasizing the ability to gather, evaluate, and synthesize complex data from various sources and present information in a clear and cohesive manner.

-        Ability to work independently and proactively, yet function in a collaborative team environment, exhibiting self-reliance, dependability, trustworthiness, good listening skills, and an ability to form effective working partnerships with colleagues.

-        Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, competing priorities, to solve problems, and to meet challenging and changing deadlines.

-        High degree of professionalism, ethical sensitivity, confidentiality, and discretion.

-        High level of computer proficiency required.  Must have advanced working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment (Word, PowerPoint).

Experience Preferred:

-        Experience in higher education or at a research institution.

-        Experience with prospect research resources such as (but not limited to) Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, NOZA, Hoover's, Foundation Directory, Guidestar, etc.

-        Experience with development databases (e.g. Millennium, Blackbaud, etc.).

-        Knowledge of Houston-area philanthropists, foundations, and corporate community.

-        Experience in identifying -prospects with high potential capacity ($100,000 or more over five years). 

-        Experience supporting prospect engagement, including working with development officers to prepare research, communications, or analysis in support of engagement of prospects.

-        Experience working in collaboration with front-line development officers to maximize the potential of their portfolio or to develop cultivation or solicitation strategies for prospect households.

-        Advanced level of computer proficiency is preferred.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (chart creation, pivot tables, vlookup, etc.) and Microsoft Access (data joins, data cleaning, data mining) is preferred but not required.


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Manager of Grants and Stewardship
DePelchin Children's Center
Posted:  11/27/17
Location: Houston Texas, United States
Position: Manager of Grants and Stewardship
Field: Fund Development
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/DEP1000DCC/JobBoard
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising
Employment Level: Full-time

Description:  

DePelchin Children’s Center believes that every child deserves to be safe and healthy.   An accredited foster care and adoption agency, DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect. 

DePelchin is seeking a motivated, innovative and organized fundraising professional to contribute to our organizaton’s overall fundraising capacity.  The Manager of Grants and Stewardship will be responsible for all aspects of researching, preparing, submitting and managing  grant proposals with the goal of securing funding for the agency from philanthropic foundations ( including family, individual and corporate foundations), and  grant-making public charities, such as community foundations.  Additionally, this position will manage a comprehensive major donor stewardship program that involves executives, advancement staff, board members and key volunteers.

Position Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in private (corporate and foundation) grant writing.

·         Experience managing a corporate and foundation grant pipeline of $1 million or more annually.

·         Experience in the development and implementation of stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors.

·         Knowledge of grant application process, scoring criteria and funding cycles

·         Knowledge of local, state, national and corporate foundations that support social/human services, mental health and/or child welfare organizations.

·         Proficiency in Word, Excel and CRM software required; Experience in Raiser’s Edge highly desired.

·         Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials a plus.

DePelchin Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer. We value and promote diversity and are committed to selecting and employing the best and most qualified person available for each job opening.

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Director of Annual Giving and Special Events
DePelchin Children's Center
Posted:  11/27/17
Location: Houston Texas, United States
Position: Director of Annual Giving and Special Events
Field: Fund Development
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/DEP1000DCC/JobBoard
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising
Employment Level: Full-time

Description:  

DePelchin Children’s Center believes that every child deserves to be safe and healthy.   An accredited foster care and adoption agency, DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect. 

This role reports directly to the Sr. Vice President of Advancement and works closely with senior leadership and the Advancement team to strategically plan and implement a comprehensive annual fund program with the goal of expanding the donor base and increasing revenue streams. The successful candidate will be a           high-performance driven leader with a proven track record in both annual fundraising and project/event management. 

Primary responsibilities will include, donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, management of committees, data analysis, special events and directly supervise the Manager of Volunteer Services.

 Job Requirements:

¨ Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred.

¨ Minimum three (3) years of experience in a non-profit, fundraising environment.

¨ Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

¨ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

¨ Strong interpersonal skills.

¨ Previous supervisory experience highly desirable.

DePelchin Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer. We value and promote diversity and are committed to selecting and employing the best and most qualified person available for each job opening.

 

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