Essential Functions: Prepare prospect briefings and perform ongoing analysis of data; review prospect research to assess the effectiveness of development strategies. Provide recommendations for enhancing the prospect pool and gift officer portfolios. Oversee the identification of prospects in order to build the university's pipeline and compile information on their capacity, interests, and philanthropic behaviors; verify screening results; qualify, assess, rank, prioritize and recommend prospect assignment based on research findings. Review research materials between colleagues. Monitor individual fundraiser portfolios; evaluate portfolio composition for cultivation and solicitation strategies; compile prospect lists and manage pool of constituents. Prepare portfolio analytic reports to inform gift officers on moves management progress and activity. Facilitate the preparation and follow up of portfolio review and strategy sessions.Continually review and identify best practices, trends and methodologies in prospect management to implement new and innovative approaches to prospect research and management. Share prospect management best practices and procedures with gift officers and other division colleagues.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation Bachelor's degreeGraduation from an accredited college or university with a degree, Information Systems, Library and Information Science, or related field. Master's degree in Library and Information Science preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. ExperienceMinimum of 3 years experience in prospect management/prospect development or in a comparable analyst, information specialist or project management role. Experience in a higher education environment or a large, complex organization preferred. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of University policies and procedures.Demonstrated proficiency in data collection, verification and analysis using online prospect management tools. Proficiency with LexisNexis for Development Professionals, Foundation and other online prospect management tools.Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work successfully with persons from diverse backgrounds.Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills required. Demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple creative projects in various media, often at the same time. Maturity, sound judgment and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex information effectively in professionally prepared documents or presentations. Must possess a demonstrated attention to detail in order to achieve a high degree of accuracy.Proficient in the use of complex administrative systems software, preferably in the higher education environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel. Proactive, self-motivated individual with able to learn quickly and adapt easily to changes. Ability to research topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist.Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and other units to gain full understanding of the project and desired outcome; ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members; provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects.
Internal Number: 76_207702
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.