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Research & Prospect Development Specialist

Museum of Science
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Research & Prospect Development Specialist

Museum of Science, Boston


Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.

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The Research and Prospect Development Specialist will work in tandem with the Director, Research & Data Analytics to create and nurture an effective research and prospect development practice at the Museum of Science. They will use best practices and evolving tools in prospect research to create and implement plans to identify new donors while measuring inclination and capacity to give to the Museum. The Specialist will work closely with all gift officers, as well as the President's office, on prospect strategy and fundraising performance analytics.


  • Contributes to, and executes, a research strategy that results in 500 new individual giving prospects per year
  • Provides comprehensive analysis of pipeline and portfolio activity to ensure proper pipeline and portfolio management, ensuring 100-150 prospects per gift officer portfolio
  • Manages roughly 60 portfolio review meetings per year (5 fundraisers, once monthly), to help drive portfolio management across the advancement division
  • Manages the research and prospect development portion of the Board Nomination process, which includes 24-48 prep and committee meetings in collaboration with the SVP for Advancement, the President's office and board leadership
  • Manages relationships with any third party research and prospect development vendors, such as Lexis Nexis, RelSci, iWave, and others.


This position is regular, full-time, 40 hrs/week, Monday - Friday.


Director, Research & Data Analytics


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 4 or more years of fundraising and/or prospect research experience.
  • Experience in building or revising a fundraising research and/or prospect development practice
  • Demonstrated written communication skills to prepare and edit high-level correspondence
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills for presentations to advancement division and museum leadership
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.


Exempt (Salaried). $72,000 - $77,000 / year


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, a Museum Membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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