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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

    Human Resources

    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 070160
    Title: Prospect Research Coordinator
    Pay Grade: 33
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Identifies, researches, and tracks University donor prospects in support of a wide variety of fund raising activities.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is first in a series of two classifications. Incumbents perform duties independently with minimal supervision, operating from established policies and procedures. Information handled in this position is of a highly confidential nature.

    Example of Duties:
    • Conducts and organizes research on individuals, corporations and foundations using a wide variety of original source material including public documents, legal records, periodicals, computer databases and the Internet.
    • Evaluates and analyzes research data and writes reports for Development Officers, Alumni Association staff, and the President of the Foundation to use as an aid in fundraising efforts.
    • Uses CD-ROM and Internet databases to identify new foundation and corporate prospects for specific University projects.
    • Participates in the identification, rating and screening of potential donors to the University.
    • Participates in data entry and maintenance of prospect tracking system using specialized database software.
    • Serves as a resource to staff and development Directors for questions relating to research and the use of Benefactor software.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of prospect research.
    • Knowledge of on-line Internet searching.
    • Knowledge of Windows based software.
    • Knowledge of the ethics statement of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).
    • Skill in generating creative ideas.
    • Skill in communicating effectively.
    • Ability to summarize research data and write in-depth reports.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Library Science or related field AND two years experience in library science, fundraising or market research; OR,
      • Six years experience in library science, fundraising or market research; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 11/10/2003

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