Associate Director

Prospect Research

Job Title: Associate Director

Organization: University of Chicago


Job Description

Job Summary
Manage all internal operations by actively participating in departmental planning, budgeting and overall program management. Help develop and implement policies. Participate in the selection and management of resources. Manage analysts, including workflow, guidance, performance evaluation and professional development. Interface with staff to determine use of their time according to priorities.

Create briefing materials on individual prospects for the President, other senior University officers, and for Development staff university-wide using established templates. 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 articulate the President’s vision, ideas, initiatives and long‐term goals for the University effectively.

Identify new prospects. Develop, maintain and update information on existing prospects. Undertake financial analysis of prospects’ and donors’ known wealth indicators to assess philanthropic capacity. Understand basic financial principles and read relevant industry publications to learn about and keep current on business trends. Maintain liaison relationships with colleagues. Work closely with offices and fundraising professionals across campus. Represent the department in briefing frontline fundraisers and top officers of the University when required. May support the work of the Vice President’s Office, Committee on Trusteeship, Principal Gift’s team, international fundraisers and other groups.

Hire and evaluate staff. Develop and maintain a local and national network of contacts with other research professionals to maintain a superior understanding of industry standards and trends. Train Research Analysts in research methodologies and department protocols for report writing, research distribution and document management.

Perform other duties as assigned. Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.

Location: Hyde Park

Job Type: Full Time

A minimum three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work required.

A minimum of two years of professional work experience in prospect research, market research, financial research, legal research or similar work required.
A minimum of one year of leading a project team or managing staff required.

Education Requirement: Bachelors

How to Apply

Last Day to Apply: 10/13/2017

Posted by: Elizabeth M Goodman,