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Director of Prospect Research

Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)
New York, United States
$90,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Feb 17, 2024


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, and working closely with the development communications team in a fast paced, mission-driven department, the Director of Prospect Research will be responsible for leading individual and institutional research effort as well as collaborating to help expand philanthropic institutional support. Responsibilities include:

  • Researching donor prospect opportunities from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Developing systems for detailed background reporting and prioritization of donor prospects
  • Developing, implementing, and managing research, analysis, and identification of prospects
  • Providing timely and accurate information and strategy to support fundraising efforts
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating financial, business, personal, and biographical information for current and potential donors
  • Producing research reports
  • Performing other related duties as necessary


Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm (Partially remote)



  • BA preferred 3- 5 years’ experience in development and research.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and responsibly, with limited supervision.
  • Superb writing and editing skills.
  • Proven track record of prospecting that help lead to major gifts.
  • Energy, initiative, intellect, flexibility and a team player.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, and work accurately under the pressure of a deadline-focused job.
  • Excellent communication skills; discretion and diplomacy in dealing with the key organizational stakeholders.

*Vaccination Required



Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of those in your community? At BRC, our staff help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives by providing a hand up, offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency, and restoring hope and dignity.

Each and every BRC staff member makes heroic contributions to our city, providing vital services in times of crisis and need. Through our commitment to employee wellbeing and development, BRC provides a workplace where staff can achieve their goals, make a difference with our clients, and grow personally and professionally. BRC is committed to a safe and healthy workplace: we provide PPE to all employees and enforce temperature monitoring and physical distancing best practices across our programs.

Today, we have over 1000 full-time, part-time, and per-diem positions located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Come and learn why 95% of BRC employees report that they would recommend BRC as a good place to work, and join us in building a more caring and compassionate city.



BRC takes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees seriously. Employees are eligible for health insurance and paid sick time benefits immediately upon starting work. In addition, full time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  1. Competitive health and dental plans, with coverage is available for your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents.
  2. A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid sick and personal time. A 403(b) pension plan with a matching benefit paid by BRC.
  3. Tuition assistance and many training opportunities for career development.
  4. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available so employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare, transit and childcare.


Compensation 90,000-100,000

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