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Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history during the creation of two new Smithsonian museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. These museums build on the legacy and impact of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which has helped transform the nation’s understanding of American history since its opening in 2016. Following the success of the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive capital campaign, the largest ever undertaken by a cultural organization, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.
About the Prospect Research Analyst
The Office of Advancement seeks an experienced and detail-focused Prospect Research Analyst. The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for independently and proactively conducting prospect research and identification for Smithsonian priority initiatives using financial data, information from multiple news sources, and wealth screening services. The analyst responds to requests for information on major gift prospects from Smithsonian units and gift officers; identifies and interprets assets; provides philanthropic capacity estimates on prospective donors; updates development database with research information and prospect tracking data; and serves as a liaison to several Smithsonian units. Strict adherence to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of both the Smithsonian Institution and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) are always required.
Qualified candidates will successfully demonstrate strong communications skills, an ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines, superior organization skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently. The incumbent will be self-motivated and detail-oriented, accurate and professional always; must be precise, diplomatic, dedicated, and mature as well as flexible and able to work well under pressure. Proficient computer and internet skills should be demonstrated in applications. A minimum of three-years of experience in fundraising prospect research and a bachelor’s degree are required. Experience in a large, complex non-profit organization desired.
About the Office of Advancement and Smithsonian Institution
The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the central development organization for the Institution. In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the Institution. The office engages with staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.
The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 21 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute, and nine research centers. Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad
Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3, 2022. Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Smithsonian Institution ensures its employees (federal and trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors, and political affiliation.
The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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