Improves the depth and quality of the Universityâ™s pool by leveraging internal data and publicly available information to ascertain donor interests and financial capacity.
Partners with fundraisers and Prospect Development teams to efficiently help principal gift donors find the path to a rewarding philanthropic relationship with the University of Chicago.
Using diverse tools and resources, employs 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.
Reviews, analyzes, and synthesizes information about individuals and groups of donors to assess philanthropic capacity and inform fundraising strategy.
Actively monitors news publications, tying developments and trends back to work being done by the University.
Creates briefing materials for the University President and senior leaders across the organization.
Proofs and edits colleaguesâ™ documents in accordance with team standards.
Provides research and strategy support to the Principal Gifts team and develops deep understanding and knowledge of the principal gifts pool.
Conducts audits and maintains data, especially as it relates to the top of the prospect pyramid.
Participates in efforts to educate ARD colleagues on prospect research, the nature of wealth as it relates to philanthropy, and the Universityâ™s prospect pool.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Develops, maintains, and updates information on new and existing prospects, solving problems as they arise.
May provide guidance to analysts, train staff members on fundraising, report writing, and research.
Performs other related work as needed.
Coursework in project management, business, finance, economics, analytics, library and information science, or non-profit management.
Prior experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work.
Professional experience in financial sectors.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
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 Access.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Self-motivated and the ability to take initiative.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Standard office environment
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)
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