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Prospect Researcher


Trinity in Washington seeks a Prospect Researcher to join a successful development team now in the early phase of a $30 million capital campaign. Trinity seeks high energy candidates with strong research and writing skills and attention to detail.

 Trinity’s Second Century Campaign includes, as its signature priority, the creation of the Trinity Academic Center, a facility that will house technology-rich classrooms, laboratories for science and nursing course work, and a 400-seat auditorium, as well as seminar and conference spaces that foster collaborative learning. This new facility is part of Trinity’s dynamic growth over the past decade, to include its School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Trinity’s Office of Development seeks philanthropic support from alumnae and alumni, parents, friends and the business community, soliciting lead gifts for this capital campaign, as well as general support for the institution through the Trinity Annual Fund. The Office of Development operates within the framework of the Advancement Team (Alumnae Relations, Development, Website and Public Relations.) 

 The Prospect Researcher is responsible for researching pertinent information from online and print resources, in-house files, WealthEngine database and other sources to prepare research profiles on individuals, corporations and foundations. Information gathered and analyzed includes biographical data, professional information, giving capability, philanthropic interests, relationships, community involvement, and other interests. Duties include updating information on prospects and donors in the database and in donor files, including adding relevant news and biographical information appropriately, as well as continuous review of a variety of sources for identification of potential prospects.

The successful candidate shall have a bachelor’s degree, with at least three years of experience in non-profit prospect research or similar work. Development experience related to higher education is a plus. The candidate must be a self-starter who is able to manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, close attention to detail and commitment to deadlines. Excellent organizational skills and superior writing skills are a must. The candidate must demonstrate proficiency in methods of information acquisition, including the use of online information databases, tools and resources as well as traditional library resources. Knowledge of Wealth Engine donor prospect program and SCT Power Campus strongly desired.  The candidate must have high proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), database experience and an ability to deal with confidential information in a sensitive manner.

Interested candidates for the Prospect Researcher position should send a resume to the Recruitment Director, at Further information about Trinity Washington University can be found at

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