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Prospect Research Coordinator

Asia Pacific

Who We Are

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

After nearly two decades of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting the world’s poorest people from violence, IJM has become a US$80 million organization. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of our impact, we imagine a global movement in citizen security where governments own and deliver unprecedented justice and protection to the poorest, marginalized and vulnerable. A critical driver of this vision will be scaling our revenue, expanding our Advancement work across Asia, and moving the world’s leading agents of change, including business, donor governments, faith communities, and international development institutions to invest in, leverage and champion IJM’s proven model of change.

IJM Asia Pacific is seeking a part-time Prospect Researcher contractor who will provide research services to help us reach our ambitious fundraising goals. The Prospect Researcher will provide timely, thoughtful, and accurate research and analysis of major donor information, including individuals, foundations, corporations, philanthropy networks and other prospects, to IJM Australia, IJM Hong Kong, IJM Korea and IJM Singapore. They will communicate with Advancement points of contact through e-mail, reporting, Salesforce and phone calls to obtain guidance on prospects and research needs, as well as provide feedback and analysis on research learnings, prioritization recommendations, and tracking of prospects. This position will also work with the Advancement and Regional Office support teams to build and maintain a collaborative and centralized prospect management system that drives effective movement of gift prospects through the donor cycle.

The ideal candidate for this role is a team player with experience in prospect research, especially in the Asia Pacific. This candidate will be familiar with a broad range of research techniques, tools and resources, is reliable, and has excellent communication skills. Most importantly, the right candidate is excited by the opportunity to create the critical research infrastructure, including analytical database structuring and reporting, needed in the Asia Pacific to help IJM fulfil our mission to protect the poor from violence.

This position will be based out of the APAC Region and report to either the Regional President, Asia Pacific or an Advancement Office Director depending on the location and experience of the candidate.

**Only national applicants of Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Bangkok, and Australia will be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborative Advancement Strategy: Work closely with front-line Advancement staff to develop strategies and communication practices for proactive research and prospect management, donor cultivation, and infusion of IJM into regional philanthropy networks;
  • Manage Prospect Research Knowledge: Stay up to date and constantly build a storehouse of knowledge on regional philanthropy, foundation and corporate giving in the Asia Pacific, using industry best practice methods, resources and partnerships;
  • Prospect Analysis and Recommendations: Provide ongoing analysis, prioritization recommendations, and guidance on moving each prospect through the donor cycle to Advancement Offices;
  • APAC Regional System and Training on Prospect Research: Contribute to APAC’s development of Advancement infrastructure and a major gifts pipeline by building an organizational system and guidance to manage research tools, knowledge acquisition, prospect tracking and analysis

Requirements

  • At least three years’ development research experience, specifically major gift fundraising, in Asia Pacific;
  • Knowledge of prospect management best practices and work experience in either designing or working within more formalized protocols;
  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex information in an accurate and concise manner;
  • Experience supporting multiple diverse teams across a geographic region, to support ambitious goals, with proven results;
  • Experience using online databases, constituent relationship management databases, Microsoft Office, wealth screening and research tools;
  • Experience with Web-based research, public information, government databases, financial documents, and online news retrieval systems;
  • Familiarity with prospect pool building, non-profit fundraising, predictive modelling, interest in data science and information management;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with a keen eye for detail;
  • Curiosity to explore and understand IJM’s work and objectives to build the most useful research and analysis for APAC Advancement Offices;
  • Global & cross-cultural awareness and competency;
  • Ethical maturity, especially managing confidential information.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.

Please send your Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document to Arielle Yang at [email protected].

*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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