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Senior Research & Prospect Analyst

Requisition #2377244
Job LocationCanada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job StreamFundraising
Job TypePermanent, Full-Time
Number of Positions1
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date29-Apr-2022
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsSome Post Secondary Education
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

The BC Cancer Foundation (“BCCF”) is the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder for cancer research in B.C. Every dollar we raise stays right here at BC Cancer to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C.


With over 70 employees working across 5 sites in B.C we are actively working with our 100,000 donors and communities to inspire investment in BC Cancer and our provincial teams of world-leading researchers, oncologists, and care providers.


We are a professional, passionate, and positive team who believe that we can help make a difference in the lives of all British Columbians. Our purpose is to be a catalyst, powering world class innovation while supporting deeply personal cancer journeys.



About the Opportunity:


We are looking for a Senior Research and Prospect Analyst who is excited about the opportunity to provide decision-ready information and value-added analysis in support of BCCF’s work to secure transformational support.


The Research and Prospect Analyst role identifies strategic opportunities and market research insights to identify individuals, corporations, foundations as well as new markets and strategies to contribute to the realization of the Foundation’s fundraising goals.


Reporting to the Director, Development Operations, the key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Managing, defining, tracking and implementing our comprehensive research and prospect analytics program at BCCF, using data analytics, modelling, reporting, and best practices to maximize the potential of both our prospect pool and our fundraisers’ pipelines
  • Leading research projects to enhance strategic positioning for projects, uncover best practices, identify trends, and inform strategic planning
  • Providing information and recommendations to support complex fundraising approaches, strategies, and proposals that drive decisions and actions
  • Assessing the potential of donors, prospective donors, board members, volunteers, and champions
  • Designing and delivering instruction to Development staff in basic research techniques and resources. Mentoring and advising colleagues as they develop their knowledge and research techniques.
  • Identifying new technologies and practices for the Research and Prospect Analytics team through continuous renewal of knowledge and understanding of the field, translating these advances into improved research activities.
  • Overseeing, training, and managing students and other Research staff
  • Monitoring news and media to ensure the Development team is aware of major philanthropic giving in B.C. and other relevant information
  • Utilizing a wide range of resources for research, including printed materials, online databases, news and other media, community resources, and existing files and records
  • Maintaining accurate information on major gift prospects and donors in our database (Raiser’s Edge) through coordination with the Finance, Database and Business Intelligence, and Advancement Services teams



  • A degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a related field; an advanced degree in Library & Information Studies is an asset
  • Minimum four to five years experience performing prospect research or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Previous management experience with direct reports preferred


Core Knowledge + Skills:

  • Experience within a fundraising context preferred with knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
  • Experience creating data-informed strategies and reports using data visualization software such as Tableau
  • In-depth understanding of key information sources including securities filings, property records, corporate and news databases, social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), and constituent/customer database systems.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex business and financial data, identify trends, make connections, and interpret patterns to guide prospect strategies
  • Demonstrated proficiency with research methodologies including advanced web searching, relationship mapping, and data mining.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, effectiveness, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism and tact in handling highly sensitive and confidential information ethically; adhering to professional standards and protecting the confidential information of BCCF and BC Cancer
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and competing priorities
  • Superior written communication skills, with the ability to provide clear executive information
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook and database/information management. A knowledge of sophisticated fundraising software programs would be an advantage (preferably Raiser’s Edge)
  • Uphold and contribute to BCCF’s values of Professional, Passionate, and Positivity


BC Cancer Foundation is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity & inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national or Indigenous origin, family or marital status, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.


As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. BC Cancer Foundation has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Considerations and reasonable accommodations can be taken upon request and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.