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Prospect Research Analyst

Prospect Research Analyst

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# of Openings 
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US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Development [201000]

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 600 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


Position Summary: 


The Prospect Research Analyst will conduct research with the goal of upgrading donors and developing new prospects. This individual will be a part of a 3-person research team that works with Development leadership and gift officers across NRDC’s offices.


  • Research on individual prospects including profiles and shorter form research.
  • Analysis of screening data to qualify prospects.
  • General data management to ensure research is integrated within Development’s operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1 to 2 years of prospect research experience, or a similar amount of related fundraising, marketing or client relations experience with a strong desire to enter the prospect research field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to find, analyze and synthesize complex information to produce clear and effective written reports.
  • Attention to detail, grammar, NRDC formatting, and privacy and confidentiality is required.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous assignments and comfort with being proactive to complete assignments accurately and on time.
  • A commitment to career development and professionalism including the APRA Code of Ethics.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Experience with cause-related fundraising a plus.
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus.


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.



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