Unit-specific Responsibilities 1) Main point of contact and primary strategic research partner to the Vice Presidentâ™s Office, Leadership Engagement team, Principal Gifts team, Deans, and University leadership. 2) Oversee workflow of document requests for the University President, ARD VP, and as needed, cross-campus University leadership. 3) Develop and implement process for leadership document creation, proofing, and delivery. 4) Represent department and provide research support, including briefing materials, to the University Trustee and Governance Committee.Â 5)Â Lead recommendations for future consideration for the board of Trustees. Communicate, with discretion, to colleagues about where their prospects stand in various review processes.Â 6)Â Collaborate with all fundraisers to assist with developing cultivation and solicitation plans for principal gifts prospects.Â 7)Â Make strategic recommendations based on prospect interests.Â 8)Â Act as key strategic contributor in large-scale principal gifts pool development projects.Â 9)Â Works closely with team members to discover new potential, timely solicitation for the existing pool, and develop deeper understanding of the way that UHNWI think about their philanthropy, especially at the time of wealth events. 10)Â Primary knowledge source on top tier prospects including mega prospects, strongly affiliated legacy families and principal gifts families. 11)Â Research, analyze, and integrate diverse information and data from varied sources, collaborate with colleagues university-wide to determine the appropriate communication vehicles and language to effectively articulate the Presidentâ™s vision, ideas, initiatives and long-term goals for the University. 12)Â Hire, manage, and evaluate staff.Â 13)Â Train Research Analyst in research methodologies and department protocols for document production and management.Â 14)Â Manage analyst, including workflow and guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development. Interface with staff to determine use of their time according to priorities. 15)Â Help develop and implement policies and participate in the selection and management of team technology, tools and resources.Â 16)Â Proof and edit colleaguesâ™ documents in accordance with team standards. 17)Â Learn from peers across the industry about best practices in prospect research.Â 18)Â Share research lessons and recommendations resulting from that learning.Â 19)Â 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)Â Communicate Effectively & With Influence 2)Â Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources 3)Â Display Emotional Intelligence 4)Â Lead Performance & Flawless Execution 5)Â Foster Partnership & Collaboration 6)Â Strong attention to detail. 7)Â Outstanding writing skills. 8)Â Dependability and flexibility in response to changing priorities. 9)Â Ability to partner with staff at all levels in the organization, especially senior leaders.Â 10)Â 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. 11)Â Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact 12)Â Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.Â 13)Â Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
Working Conditions Work SettingÂ 1)Â Standard office environment.
Mental Demands 1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.Â 2) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
1) Coursework in project management, business, finance, economics, analytics, library and information science, or non-profit management.
1) Professional experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
2) Professional experience in financial sectors.
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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