Prospect Development Analyst

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About Covenant House Vancouver

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to young people age 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma; including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Our purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and provide a safe and supportive environment for all youth in need.


The Impact a Prospect Development Analyst can make:

The Prospect Development Analyst is integral to the success of Covenant House Vancouver’s fundraising program. This role will be working in a highly collaborative and supportive team-based environment where the successful applicant can hone their research and analytical skills.


Working alongside and reporting to the Manager, Prospect Development, you will contribute to the meaningful engagement of donors and prospects by providing research materials and strategy recommendations to the Development Team. You will be responsible for collecting and presenting research data to support the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors.


How you will contribute:

  • Work with the Manager, Prospect Development to identify, research, and qualify donors and prospects for Covenant House Vancouver’s major gift fundraising priorities
  • Synthesize large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data into high-quality, well-written digestible research documents (profiles, briefing notes, etc.) that will inform fundraising and prospect strategies
  • Work with internal database queries and external analytics to generate reports and prospecting lists for Development Team
  • Participate in donor strategy sessions and recommend research strategies and donor approaches, based on research materials and knowledge of fundraising best practices
  • Monitor media and other alerts on specific themes, issues, and donors/prospects for relevant and timely information to share with Development Officers
  • Analyze and enter research information into Raisers Edge in accordance with existing prospect management processes, and handle confidential donor/prospect information in a sensitive and ethical manner
  • Maintain awareness of best practices in prospect research and implement new techniques as appropriate

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree strongly preferred
  • One to two years of experience in fundraising, professional research, library sciences, information management or business an asset
  • Experience with Raisers Edge NXT and other vendor products such as iWave or CharityCAN preferred

Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of latest research products and ethical data collection strategies an asset
  • Solid understanding of fundraising cycles, donor engagement, and donor strategy (individuals, corporations and foundations, community); experience with major gifts programs an asset
  • Strong grasp of donor motivations, interests, and philanthropic capacity
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to inform donor segmentation and strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate information to drive decisions and actions
  • Understanding of privacy laws that affect the collection, storage, and use of donor information
  • Ability to exercise discretion, independent thought and analytical judgement when creating or advising on research materials and strategy recommendations
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, attention to detail, and follow through


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Covenant House Vancouver is a secular organization that welcomes and serves young people from all backgrounds. While the international federation to which we belong was founded in the 1970s by members of the Catholic Church, we are not aligned with any specific faith traditions.

CHV is committed to upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • Persons from groups marginalized due to race, ancestry, colour, religion/spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • Persons with visible (physical) and/or invisible (mental) disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as women;
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and
  • Indigenous persons.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all at Covenant House Vancouver.

We love what we do and try to make a difference every day. Covenant House Vancouver offers a competitive salary with a great benefits package and excellent opportunity for training and career advancement. If you are looking to join a place where we have a purpose and aim to achieve positive outcomes, please join us by applying.

If our recruitment process does not work for you, let us know. Let's see how we can work together to get to know you and see what might be a great fit!


Position Start Date

As soon as possible


Application Due Date

Posting will remain open until filled