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Prospect Manager & Researcher

Franciscan Health
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022


The Prospect Manager & Researcher will be responsible for both prospect management and prospect research for Franciscan Health Foundation.  Franciscan Health Foundation exists to support the programs and services of Franciscan Alliance, Inc. We are dedicated to addressing the ever-growing healthcare needs of our communities and supporting patient needs at our not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and community-based programs throughout central, western, and northern Indiana and south suburban Chicago.



  • Assist in building the fundraising team’s capabilities through current and prospective donors and the strategic identification of new prospects

  • Assist with providing prospect development perspectives in decision making opportunities

  • Give team members a visual representation of their pipelines, and help move their prospects through the pipelines

  • Work closely with the Donor Database Manager and other Foundation team members in order to maintain and share current knowledge of data and database functions

  • Help develop, maintain, and update a dynamic list of policies, procedures, training manuals, and regulations related to the use of the prospect management system

  • Develop datamining strategies to support Foundation strategies

  • Develop and maintain queries in donor database to assist in data integrity initiatives, analyze and synthesize relevant information for appropriate distribution of prospect leads and provide support in prospect identification projects

  • Analyze and assess information from local, national, and international resources, financial and philanthropy reports

  • Evaluate research results to develop and implement further research strategies utilizing ethical intelligence-gathering techniques of the information profession

  • Develop strategies to ensure that newly identified prospects are presented and assigned to team members in a timely and competent manner.

  • Service Excellence

  • Respond to inquiries from colleagues, including necessary research to resolve issues with research findings


  • Bachelor's Degree in Library science, Journalism, Data Analytics or similar field required; Master’s degree preferred

  • 3 years’ experience in Prospect Research and Management required

  • Computer Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

  • Experience with DonorPerfect or other prospect screening and rating systems preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising processes, and prospect development initiatives including prospect identification techniques

  • Proficiency at identifying prospects through multiple

  • Ability to handle various special projects on an ongoing basis while addressing daily needs of the office and its divisions

QUALIFICATIONS   Master’s Degree – Library science, Journalism, Data Analytics or similar; Bachelor’s Degree – Library science, Journalism, Data Analytics or similar; Data Management and Prospect Research   TRAVEL   Up to 20%

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