Unit-specific Responsibilities 1) Improve the depth and quality of the Universityâ™s pool by leveraging internal data and publicly available information to ascertain donor interests and financial capacity. 2) Proactively identify individuals with whom the University should be forming relationships. 3) Partner with fundraisers and Prospect Development teams to efficiently help prospective donors find the path to a rewarding philanthropic relationship with the University of Chicago. 4) Actively communicate with colleagues across different teams to ensure the greatest return on investment for all projects, including those not initiated by Research. 5) Using diverse tools and resources, employ financial and biographical research methods to ensure that fundraisers are engaged in the most value-added activities and prospects receive the requisite attention and cultivation. 6) Partner with colleagues in prospect management to evolve the organizationâ™s definition of a high-potential prospect. 7) Review, analyze, and synthesize information about individuals and groups of donors to inform fundraising strategy. 8)Analyze wealth indicators to assess philanthropic capacity of individual prospects. Collaborate with fundraisers to assist in developing cultivation and solicitation plans for key prospects. 9)Gain a thorough understanding of the data available on the Universityâ™s constituent base. Provide reporting and list generation, employing creative querying strategies. 10) Participate in large-scale pool development projects, including planning for the use of predictive models, composite scores, and donor screenings. 11) Actively monitor news publications, tying developments and trends back to work being done by the University. 12) Create briefing materials for the University President and senior leaders across the organization. 13) Proof and edit colleaguesâ™ documents in accordance with team standards. 14) Participate in efforts to educate ARD colleagues on prospect research, the nature of wealth as it relates to philanthropy, and the Universityâ™s prospect pool. 15) Learn from peers across the industry about best practices in prospect research. 16) Share research lessons and recommendations resulting from that learning. 17) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence. 2) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources. 3) Display Emotional Intelligence. 4) Lead Performance & Flawless Execution. 5) Foster Partnership & Collaboration. 6) Strong attention to detail. 7) Outstanding writing skills. 8) Dependability and flexibility in response to changing priorities. 9) Ability to partner with staff at all levels in the organization, including senior leaders. 10) Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact. 11) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business. 12) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
Working Conditions Work Setting 1) Standard office environment
Mental Demands 1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative. 2) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Preferred Qualifications Education 1) Coursework in project management, business, finance, economics, analytics, library and information science, or non-profit management.
Experience 1) Professional experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience. 2) Professional experience in financial sectors.
Technical Knowledge and Skills
1) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FileMaker.
Required Documents 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
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