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Job Number:  34048
Prospect Researcher - PT
Job Posted: Thursday, 6 April 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 6 June 2017
(45 days ago)
The Mustard Seed
Region: Calgary area Type: Part time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

The Mustard Seed’s Mission is to build hope and wellbeing for our most vulnerable citizens through Jesus’ love.




Reporting to the Development Services Manager, the Prospect Researcher is responsible for providing strategic information and informed assessment and counsel to prioritize and focus efforts of the Fund Development staff across Alberta. By enhancing knowledge of existing and potential donors through use of diverse resources and technologies, the Prospect Researcher will make a significant contribution to improving and growing revenue in support of The Mustard Seed’s goals.



  • Provides the Development Services Manager, Fund Development Managers, Chief Development Officer and other Major Gifts Staff with high-quality donor research for prospect identification, executive preparation for meetings, event planning and developing fundraising strategies
  • Manages a range of organizational and logistical functions to support the day-to-day needs of the Relationship Management Program
  • When necessary, oversees special research projects under the guidance of the Development Services Manager
  • Focuses on the qualification and identification of prospects at the major prospect level, with an emphasis on major gift prospects
  • With the Development Services Manager, develops policies and procedures for prospect tracking and management that support a comprehensive Relationship Management Program
  • Proactively addresses the needs of the Fund Development staff and meets tight deadlines as necessary


  • Post-secondary education, and 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of and experience in a comprehensive fundraising program and/or a capital campaign
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in donor prospect research, analysis, and major gift fundraising
  • Knowledge and work experience with prospect research software, research databases and internet prospect research tools
  • Well-developed organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and attention to details
  • Demonstration of initiative, motivation, creativity and ability to work independently
  • Ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and maintain accurate records
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly-organized
  • Experience working with MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), online search tools, Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce
  • Additional non-profit fundraising experience is an asset


  • Part-time position
  • Fast-paced position with high volume expectations over a relatively short period of time
  • Employment Security Check required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • The Mustard Seed embraces the concept of employment equity, which includes fair representation, anti-discrimination, and reasonable accommodation
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

Start date: Immediate

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Please forward cover letter and resume to indicating the position title and location in the subject line.


The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and flex days.


Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward cover letter and resume to indicating the position title and location in the subject line.
Contact Details:
The Mustard Seed
102 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5

Tel: 403-269-1319
www:   theseed.ca

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