Museum of Science
  • 18-May-2020 to 2020-06-18 (EST)
  • Advancement Information Systems - 420
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Research & Data Analytics Specialist

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.



The Research and Data Analytics Specialist will work in tandem with the Director, Prospect Research and Information Systems to create and nurture and effective research and data analytics practice at the Museum of Science. They will use best practices and evolving tools in prospect research to create and implement plans to identify new donors while measuring inclination and capacity to give to the Museum. The Specialist will work closely with all gift officers, as well as the President's office, on prospect strategy and fundraising performance analytics.



  • Contributes to, and executes, a research strategy that results in 500 new individual giving prospects per year.
  • Provides comprehensive analysis of pipeline and portfolio activity to ensure proper pipeline and portfolio management, ensuring 150 prospects per gift officer portfolio.
  • Manages roughly 200 portfolio review meetings per year (16 fundraisers, once monthly), to help drive portfolio management across the advancement division.
  • Manages relationships with any third party Research and Data Analytics vendors, such as Lexis Nexis, RelSci, iWave, and others.



Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm. Some evening and evening work required.



Director, Prospect Research & Information Systems



  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 4 or more years of fundraising and/or prospect research experience.
  • Experience in building or revising a fundraising research and/or data analytics practice.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills to prepare and edit high-level correspondence.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills for presentations to advancement division and museum leadership.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.


Exempt (Salaried).



Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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