Prospect Development Analyst

As we serve vulnerable youth, all employees working for Covenant House Vancouver must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required prior to your start date.

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.

Working at Covenant House will be one of the most meaningful things that you’ll do in your life. However, you will be confronted with significant issues in this work and frankly, this work is not for everyone. In the course of doing your work, particularly for those doing frontline work, you will be exposed to the trauma of others. The youth we serve may also experience overdose, physical harm perpetuated by self or others and even death. Because we provide a relational model of care, the harms our youth experience can impact us in varying degrees.  
While we provide training for youth workers on avoiding what we call vicarious trauma (namely, the trauma you can experience or take on by hearing other’s traumatic stories), and a generous allowance for counselling, it is still difficult work that can and does take its toll on many employees. Self-awareness and self-care are key. Some candidates and employees decide during the recruiting and probationary periods that this work isn’t for them, and that is totally fair. 
We will provide more information on vicarious trauma during recruiting and on-boarding, to help you decide if Covenant House is the place for you.  

The Impact the Prospect Development Analyst in the Philanthropy department 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 candidate can hone their research and analytical skills.  Working alongside and reporting to the Manager, Prospect Development, the Prospect Development Analyst contributes to the meaningful engagement of donors and prospects by providing research materials and strategy recommendations to the Philanthropy Team. This role is specifically 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 We Are 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 (iWave, CharityCAN, etc.) preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 


  • 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  
  • Proficiency with core prospect research methodologies, including capacity analysis, data mining, relationship mapping, and advanced web searching. 
  • 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 
  • Curious, Investigative, Self-Motivated
  • Committed to accuracy, balancing perspectives and attention to detail within deadlines
  • Collaborative, working closely with donor-facing peers on their information needs and strategy development
  • Resourceful, Data-Driven
  • Interest in prospect research, fundraising and philanthropic industry trends


The successful candidate can expect a starting annual salary of between $50,268.40 and $62,844.60 depending on factors such as internal equity, experience, competencies, and education. Once hired, the hourly rates are reviewed annually following the annual performance review and successful employees have the opportunity for their hourly rate to increase, over time, up to the maximum of the pay band, currently $75,402.60. 

Total Rewards

This position has flexible working arrangements with a hybrid in office expectation; excellent extended health and dental benefits for you and your spouse & children, including generous counselling benefits. During the first year, employees receive three weeks’ paid vacation, increasing to four in the second year; we have paid sick and personal leave and a matching Registered Pension Plan, investment in professional development, and more.  If you’d like more information on what we offer, please ask! 

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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!