Reports to: Director of Research and Prospect Management
This will be a term position for 2½ years, with the option of transitioning to a permanent position at the conclusion of the term.
The Lawrenceville School is a highly selective private independent boarding school that has built a legacy of excellence in education and has earned national recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability. The 200 year-old campus occupies 350 landscaped acres in the historical town of Lawrenceville, NJ and is listed on the National Historic Register as reflected by the campus’s old-world architecture and landscaping.
The Prospect Research Analyst will be responsible primarily for identifying and providing gift capacity estimates for potential donors to the School; tracking prospects through the solicitation cycle; and preparing prospect profiles and other reports to inform the School’s fundraising and alumni relations goals.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Accesses and analyzes publicly-available sources of information to identify and assess the gift capacity of potential donors to The Lawrenceville School.
Builds and monitors prospect pools for gift officers.
Runs, reviews, and maintains a variety of internal reports to move prospects through the fundraising cycle from identification to solicitation to stewardship.
Prepares prospect profiles at varying levels of detail for fundraisers, senior School administrators, and key volunteers in advance of meetings or other events.
Tracks and reports key biographical or wealth events for individual prospects, as well as broader financial, geographic, and fundraising trends both domestically and internationally.
Contributes meaningfully to campaign strategy conversations by synthesizing and presenting complex information about the prospect pool.
Works on other key projects, both reactively and proactively.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google
Comfortable working in databases and analyzing results of queries
Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong attention to detail
Advanced critical/analytical thinking and organizational skills
Able to work effectively with tact and diplomacy and with a variety of people
Able to work with discretion, confidentiality, and ethical standards
Able to show dedication to the mission of The Lawrenceville School
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
1 to 3 years’ experience working in the fundraising field.
Experience in education, particularly in a private boarding school environment preferred.
Work Environment Characteristics and Physical Demands
Operates in a professional office environment
Uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopies, filing cabinets and fax machines
Able to lift up to 25lbs
Able to climb stairs
Required to stand, talk, hear, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
Must be capable of using visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
Works in a team environment with co-workers and volunteers
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
This commitment is evident in all aspects of the School’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits and training.
Background Check Statement:
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, fingerprints, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 810 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, ...Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.