Careers   ·  April 29, 2019

Development & Prospect Research Assistant

Position: Development & Prospect Research Assistant

Status:    Part-time

Position: Non-exempt, hourly ($15-$16/hour)

Start Date: Immediately

Reports to: Director of Development Operations

Job Description (Last updated: April 25, 2019)

  • Administrative support for the development team to enhance productivity and operational efficiency
  • Receipt of donations (cash, check & stock), process, create deposits, and data entry of all (outright, in-kind & memberships)
  • Gift acknowledgment to donors and members
  • Database management including lead staff on database, list management, donor history and campaign reports
  • Coordinate the selection of data for mailings, database queries, reporting and list extraction (minimum of 6 direct mailings/appeals throughout the year, 2 exhibition openings, and periodic reports); other, if need arises
  • Assist with membership fulfillment process and member requests
  • Mail merge to print labels, letters and appeals
  • Manage efficient and accurate filing system for all donor records; streamline gift processing procedures where applicable
  • Perform prospect research using,, San Diego Business Journal, Insider Philanthropy, and other research tools and produce formal prospect profiles for review of major gifts and major giving team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Goal orientation with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and dedication to the mission and goals of the Institution
  • Ability to effectively plan, focus, and execute to bring improvement to current ways of doing business
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, and motivate colleagues, volunteers and donors
  • Strong leadership, delegation, and teaming skills
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Willingness to try new approaches and take appropriate risks
  • Personal energy and enthusiasm and the ability to energize and motivate others
  • Focus on teamwork and customer service


  • Extensive database experience required, DonorPerfect (DP) a plus
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office required (including mail merge)
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Previous employment by a non-profit preferred
  • Personality that likes to work as a team

Hours: Part-time, 4 days/week, maximum of 20 hours.

This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty the employee is expected to perform. MOPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application procedure:  Email resume, cover letter and list of three references to:



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