Prospecting Officer, Part-Time
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA
Part Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Prospecting Officer to join the Development team in Seattle, WA.


Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.


The Prospecting Officer takes a data perspective as it relates to overall team portfolio management including how do we use data to streamline communications, grow the current donor base, and reactivating lapsed donors. This includes how data supports mid-level giving, major gifts and mega gifts channels and pipeline development.


This includes a great deal of interdepartmental collaboration. This role will work closely with the CDO to establish what information SUGM wants to learn about their donors including systems and processes to maintain, find and steward this information.


This role includes prospecting, research and the ability to advocate around data architecture and integration role for the Development team with other departments, specifically the Mission information technology and database teams.


Our Development team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!


Essential Job Duties:

  1. Create and maintain manual and automated system integration between Mission database systems. Specifically, around overlap between major donor relationships, volunteers and businesses.
  2. Individual portfolio research of top donors giving priority to mega level relationships. This could include prospect reports or other donor information.
  3. Setting up and manage an ongoing process to screen donors and volunteers.
  4. Support a monthly “handoff” meeting focused on pipeline development and prospecting.
  5. Support inter department data collaborations between Development, Volunteer Engagement and other Mission departments.
  6. Review portfolios within the development team. This could include assigning new names to portfolios, recommending future approaches for modifying portfolios, etc.
  7. Maintain an understanding of Mission programs as a means to facilitate donor development and increase giving.
  8. Provide guidance and advice on data best practice as it relates to fundraising.
  9. Any other job-related duties as directed by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. The successful candidate will have an active church/prayer life and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves.
  2. Must agree with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Mission’s Core Values.
  3. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  4. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission employees are expected to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  5. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  6. Experience understanding and evaluating data to identify giving trends and make recommendations on strategic approach. This could include regression analysis.
  7. Ability to create reports and interpret user data needs and translate this into query terms that match expectations.
  8. Ability to organize information with database design and architecture in mind.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
  10. Excellent writing, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  11. Ability to exercise initiative, judgment and decision-making in meeting objectives required. 
  12. Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities at one time required.
  13. Ability to partner across an organization required.
  14. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information required.
  15. Must agree with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith.
  16. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and donor database system required.
  17. Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
  18. Ability to manage time and plan effectively in a fast-paced, fluid work environment required.
  19. Ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality at all times required.
  20. Ability to work well both individually and within in a team environment required.



College degree or equivalent years of experience.



15 years of database and data analytics; and least 5 years within a fundraising program

Work experience in multiple relational databases is required

Familiarly with SQL, MS Access and Excel experience is required

Work experience in a non-profit setting strongly preferred


Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Mission Statement

To serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need, through the grace of Jesus Christ.


Vision Statement

To forcefully impact poverty and brokenness, affecting such significant change that our communities point to God!


Core Values

  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate urgency
  • Strategic effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and scrappy