Under the direction of the Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, the Senior Associate Director of Prospect Research is an integral member of the Development and Alumnae Relations fundraising support team. The Senior Associate Director of Prospect Research is responsible for defining, implementing, and managing the process for identifying, researching, and tracking donors and prospects to optimize gift officers' portfolios and, ultimately, to build a strong prospect pipeline. In addition, the Senior Associate Director of Prospect Research maintains oversight of prospect portfolio management operations, including liaising with departmental leadership and frontline fundraisers, managing prospect portfolios in the College's development database, and providing input on donor cultivation strategy. The Senior Associate Director will oversee a Research Analyst, and in conjunction with the Associate Vice President, will be responsible for coordinating all research requests from within the department and from leadership, developing methods to improve prospect data integrity, and evaluating and selecting research resources. Prospect research, analysis, and portfolio management serves as the foundation of the College's fundraising initiatives and directly contributes to the department's and the College's successes.
Department: Development Research
Required Qualification Summary:
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent experience
Minimum of 5 years' experience conducting and delivering prospect research, metrics reporting, and data analysis in an advancement/development work setting
Demonstrated computer skills and familiarity with spreadsheets, relational databases, research databases, Internet research, and Microsoft Office programs
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