Donor Data and Research Specialist
Job Details
Corporate HeadQuarters - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$55,900.00 - $83,900.00 Salary/year

About Equal Justice Works
The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to to learn more about Equal Justice Works.

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.


Position Overview

The Donor Data and Research Specialist is a member of the Institutional Advancement Unit, which manages all revenue generation across Equal Justice Works. The Specialist will support the efforts of the Institutional Advancement Unit and the Executive Office by providing data-driven intelligence and analytics to inform organizational development strategies, goals and execution.

The Specialist will utilize the Equal Justice Works Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System and external sources to help build, maintain, and evaluate an integrated fundraising program that increases giving from current and prospective donors and organizations. The position plays an integral role in the identification, qualification and research of major gift prospects, individuals, and corporations, and has responsibility for prospect research and reporting on fundraising initiatives.



  • Identify, qualify, and quantify prospects and pipelines through research and data analysis.
  • Analyze giving trends of all fundraising campaigns and make recommendations to positively influence future fundraising strategies and activities.
  • Serve as the lead member of the team that prepares research profiles on prospects and donors to ensure successful stewardship and cultivation.
  • Track fundraising efforts by building and updating campaign dashboards and trackers.
  • Recommend updates to the CRM that will improve the utility of the system.
  • Participate in events (e.g., Conference and Career Fair, Leadership Development Training) and projects as deemed necessary to support the broader goals of the Organization.
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices and developments in research resources, technologies, and methodologies.
  • Other duties as required.


Direct Reports

  • None

A cover letter and resume are required to apply for this role. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.


Education & Experience

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years related experience required.



  • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems such Microsoft Dynamics365.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong donor research skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing fundraising data.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to handle confidential donor information sensitively.
  • Strong organization skills


Equal Opportunity Employer 
Equal Justice Works is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspective, and skills and encourage people of diverse ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, work, and life experiences to apply.