Prospect Researcher - Philanthropy (Casual)

Job No: BI201920236
Location: Melbourne


Burnet's philanthropy team are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate prospect researcher to prepare in-depth research profiles on philanthropic trusts and foundations, corporations and high net worth individuals.

This  casual opportunity would suit an individual with an interest and/or experience in online research, report preparation and philanthropy.  Your work would be directly supporting the Philanthropy and Supporter Engagement team in securing much needed funds to support the work of our researchers, public health and international health specialists.

Coaching and training on best practice philanthropy prospect research will be provided.

Casual shifts would be during office hours Monday to Friday, approximately 8-16 hours per week. 



The successful applicant will have:

  • Effective report writing skills and experience
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft programs, and the internet
  • Capacity to work independently or in the team to meet tight time frames and expectations
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-developed research skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure
  • Demonstrated skills with databases including manipulation of data and reporting (preferable)
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising and philanthropy (preferable)

Experience working in philanthropy and/ or research based role would be beneficial.

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees
  • Cover letter referring to the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)

Applications close Sunday 24th November.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.

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