Prospect Research and Development Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Development
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception. Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create national change from the ground up. We are a force multiplier – we form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations to directly impact the reproductive health and lives of women across the country. Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to more than 150 organizations in 39 states, including in 56 localities, across the country. In 2018, NIRH’s partnerships and its work in New York State and City span 23 states, including 13 localities.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, with associated PAC’s and IEC, conducts nonpartisan advocacy and electoral engagement to advance reproductive health, rights and justice in states and cities across the country.

  • Identifies and profiles individual and foundation donors and researches prospects for major gifts, special projects and annual support
  • Provides written reports about specific donors and prospects containing analysis of information gathered from public sources. Makes recommendations to the Chief Development Officer, Deputy Director of Development, Senior Manager of Special Events and Development, and Institutional Giving Manager
  • Constructs in-depth profiles, confidential briefing documents and other research materials using multiple methodologies. Ensures accuracy and completeness of reports and other documents
  • Schedules and participates in prospect review and strategy discussions
  • Performs and ensures proper entry of all of the data (notes, demographic information, etc.) and gift processing for development CRM; generates and tracks acknowledgement letters and tax receipts
  • Runs queries to create spreadsheets and reports as requested
  • Reconciles revenue information (gifts and pledges) with finance department as needed/requested
  • Provides support for all mailings and e-blasts
  • Designs and maintains calendar of stewardship activities that advance annual giving
  • Provides support to Senior Manager of Special Events and Development on all relevant events as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Deputy Direct of Development or the Chief Development Officer


  • Minimum of three years of relevant research, record keeping and data management experience is required
  • Experience working with staff at all levels with the desire to be a team-player
  • Self-motivated showing great initiative
  • Knowledge of solicitation strategy and major gift process with ability to help build prospect strategy
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills; attention to details a must
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and communicate clearly
  • Ability to be highly collaborative
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information with the highest professional and ethical standards
  • High sense of accountability
  • Experience with the suite of Microsoft Office product and experience with Raiser’s Edge a must. Related experience with another CRM will be considered.
  • Knowledge of core reproductive rights issues preferred


  • A salary of $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience
  • A comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid health insurance, dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution after 6 months, TransitChek benefits, and generous paid time off
  • Summer Fridays
  • A friendly and supportive working environment with people passionate about what they do

Email a thoughtful cover letter, writing sample, and resume in one PDF to [email protected] with “Prospect Research and Development Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications must be received via email. No phone inquiries please.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health is an equal opportunity employer. NIRH strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a member of the reproductive freedom movement, NIRH aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black people and people of color, indigenous/native peoples, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, disabled/differently abled people, immigrants, and low income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.