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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Prospect Research Analyst

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens


Job Summary

Job Description

About the Role

The Prospect Research Analyst partners with the fundraising teams in the Advancement Department to identify and rate prospects and provide support in managing Fundraiser portfolios. Under the direction of the Advancement Services Director, the Prospect Research Analyst oversees prospect research, assists in the identification of prospects, prepares research profiles and maintains portfolios of identified prospects to support fundraising priorities.

The Prospect Research Analyst will demonstrate a background of working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, using a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible approach.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties

  • Conduct research proactively and as-requested according to the ethical standards of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).
  • Prepare confidential profiles on prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations for use by the President, Vice President for Advancement, Advancement staff, and The Huntington’s Senior Staff.
  • Update and maintain donor and donor prospect profiles and database records, including biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
  • Utilize and employ electronic donor prospect screening services.
  • Independently and proactively identify new donor prospects.
  • Undertake financial analysis of donor and prospect wealth.
  • Assist the Advancement Services Director with portfolio management for the Advancement team and other.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information and maintain appropriate recording and use of information in the Huntington’s constituent database and supporting systems.
  • Participate in and contribute to the formulation of policies related to the processes and procedures of prospect management and related infrastructure support activities.
  • Manage special projects and other duties as assigned by the Advancement Services Director.

Candidate Requirements and Experience

  • Knowledge of prospect research tools and techniques.
  • Strong computing and online research skills: proficiency with relational database software and online databases. Proven ability to learn to navigate unfamiliar systems and computer applications.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with data-mining concepts and techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as a self-starter in a team-oriented environment.

Working Conditions

  • Indoor office setting
  • Frequent use of office equipment including computer, keyboard and mouse
  • Moderate noise levels



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 3 to 5 years of prospect research experience.
  • Familiarity with Advancement CRMs, wealth screening and other software needed to analyze and report on data.
  • Familiarity with the Los Angeles Area philanthropy.

Additional Information


Compensation & Benefits

We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees including:

  • Pay Range: $62-65k annually. Negotiable and commensurate on experience.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
  • Hybrid remote work schedule available for applicable positions
  • Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and holidays
  • Discounts for staff in The Huntington Store and restaurants
  • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions
  • Free passes each month to welcome family and friends to visit the grounds

How to Apply

The Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume as a single PDF attachment.

You will have the opportunity to submit additional documents on the “My Experience” section of the application

The Huntington Careers


  • Date Posted: May 9, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture