1) In partnership with the Director of Research & Prospect Management, manage and maintain prospect research requests on a variety of products (comprehensive profiles, in-depth bios, event briefings etc.) with aggressive and competing deadlines.
2) Manage special projects in alignment with identification of prospects for Campaign and other ad hoc projects as presented.
3) Perform prospect identification and research on high-level Major ($100K-$5M) and Principal (5M+) Gifts prospects.
Review, edit, and finalize profile materials for senior leadership within Chicago Booth. Manages the Senior Assistant Director of Research.
4) Manage the Senior Assistant Director of Research and direct team-wide projects.
5) Perform identification of potential prospects through the interpretation of complex financial data and present the data in clear, concise written profiles.
6) Work with fundraisers, faculty and others as appropriate to assist in the development of strategies for individual contact.
7) Manage the departmentâ™s comprehensive profile request processes. Communicate effectively with research requestors in a timely manner, serving as an interface with staff and senior leadership in order to prioritize project turn-around times and expectations.
8) Manage deadlines, monitor production, and give final editorial approval for leadership comprehensive profiles.
9) Develop, maintain and update existing prospect information in Booth database.
10) Assess and summarize donor philanthropic capacity.
11) Develop, maintain and update information on new and existing Principal Gifts and Major Gifts prospects. Develop a new system for evaluating prospects with rapid wealth development/those who have been difficult to rate in the past.
12) Using electronic and print resources develop and synthesize information on prospects to produce clear profiles including background, career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests and nature of their relationship to the University and Booth.
13) Manage the process for compiling briefing materials on individual prospects/donor for the Alumni/Development team and the Deans.
14) Educate staff and leadership in: research-related fundamentals including prospect identification, qualification, and prospect research support potential for fundraising efforts; research methodologies; department protocols for report writing and research distribution, storage, and retrieval.
15) Stays current on industry trends and practices through associations, professional colleagues, and other sources.
1) Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, set priorities and guide staff to meet deadlines.
2) Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work with University Research staff on departmental expectations, to communicate departmental priorities to other development officers.
3) Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and the proven ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information.
4) Scrupulous attention to matters of discretion and confidentiality.
5) Familiarity with Windows- and network-based electronic environments; experience with a higher education alumni database.
6) Proficiency in performing research using a variety of online databases and the Internet.
7) Knowledge of the University of Chicago or the environment of a similar size and scope.
1) A minimum three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work.
2) A minimum one year of leading a project team or managing staff.
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