|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.|
|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.
- 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.