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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Part-Time Research Assistant, Ms. Foundation for Women, BK, NY

Job description

The Ms. Foundation for Women Overview
The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for all women. We fight to keep lawmakers and public figures in check, to protect and fortify our fragile successes, and to secure the same opportunities for all women in the U.S. We strategically target and tear down obstacles that stand in the way of each and every woman's health, safety and economic well-being, with a particular commitment to building the power of low-income communities and women of color. Our fundamental belief is that when even one woman is held back, it diminishes us all.
How do we accomplish all we do? By speaking out and demanding change on the most pressing issues facing women today. By investing funds — and more importantly — time, expertise and training in over 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide. By connecting these groups so they can magnify their impact. By possessing deep knowledge of women's experiences on the ground and advocating for policy solutions on the national stage.
There's more to do — and with your help, we're doing it. Because to secure a better future for ourselves, our families, our communities, this is a fight we can't afford to lose.
Position Description Summary
The Research Assistant is a twenty (20) hour a week part-time role responsible for researching and reporting on donors and foundations to keep the Development department updated on the latest news regarding all important donors. The Research Assistant also conducts background analysis on potential major donor or foundation prospects. This person will work closely with Foundations, Major Gifts and Event staff to achieve research goals.
  • Conduct ongoing research for foundation prospects as directed by Development Foundation staff
  • Conduct research on major gifts prospects and work with Manager of Donor Operations to institute a pipeline of prospects for which research is conducted and profiles created and saved to the database
  • Gather daily research on major donors and board members and record in the database or funnel the information to appropriate parties as deemed necessary (through Google alerts or Internet tools)
  • Report regularly to Major Gifts and Foundations on their donors or prospects
  • Keep up to date on foundation publications and databases including Foundation Center, Lexus Nexus, and Wealth Engine
  • Scan fundraising periodicals for gifts to other organizations that match our funding profile and pass onto other departments
  • Conduct research on event attendees as needed
  • Conduct accurate wealth screenings on major donors or prospects
  • Help with mailings, data entry, or other special projects as needed
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Familiarity with the Foundation Center's database and other research tools, including Guidestar and Internet searches preferred
  • Familiarity with Lexus Nexus and Wealth Engine preferred
  • Interest and familiarity with feminist issues, knowledge of organizations promoting women's causes
  • Strong writer and proofreader
  • Attention to detail and ability to enter data accurately and quickly
  • Familiarity with Raiser's Edge
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly, ask probing questions, and synthesize information from an array of sources
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time and with quality results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to the mission and values of the Ms. Foundation for Women
The Ms. Foundation for Women is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé in confidence to Human Resources:
Please no follow-up phone calls or faxes. We regret it will not to possible to communicate with candidates except those who most closely match our requirements. Thank you.


12 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, United States


Education requirements
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
Entry level
Salary details
The Ms. Foundation for Women offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Job function
Owner's areas of focus

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