Main point of contact and primary strategic research partner to the Vice Presidentâ™s Office, Leadership Engagement team, Principal Gifts team, Deans, and University leadership.
Oversee workflow of document requests for the University President, ARD VP, and as needed, cross-campus University leadership. Represent department and provide research support, including briefing materials, to the University Trustee and Governance Committee.
Leverage Salesforce and associated technologies to improve the efficiency with which ARD provides research support to University leadership. Develop and implement process for leadership document creation, proofing, and delivery.
Develop and oversee strategies to apply predictive modeling, analytics, and artificial intelligence to Principal Gift prospecting practices, in partnership with the Analytics and Technology Solutions team.
Lead recommendations for future consideration for the Board of Trustees. Communicate, with discretion, to colleagues about where their prospects stand in various review processes. Track these recommendations to support leadership activities.
Develop a deep collaborative relationship with ARDâ™s Principal Gifts fundraising team leadership and individual gift officers. Develop and pursue shared objectives and goals for pool development within this pool.
Act as key strategist in principal gifts pool development projects. Work closely with team members to discover new potential, timely solicitation for the existing pool, and develop deeper understanding of the way that ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals think about their philanthropy, especially at the time of wealth events.
Serve as the primary knowledge source on top tier prospects including mega prospects, strongly affiliated legacy families and principal gifts families.
Research, analyze, and integrate diverse information and data from varied sources, collaborate across the University to determine the appropriate communication vehicles and language to effectively articulate the Presidentâ™s vision, ideas, initiatives and long-term goals for the University.
Serve as lead research analyst on trends in UHNW philanthropy. Apply this knowledge to prospecting processes and deliver insight to ARD through useful and actionable tools.
Hire, manage, and evaluate staff. Train Research Analyst(s) in research methodologies and department protocols for document production and management.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions and with an eye towards broadly diversifying the advancement profession.
Has a deep understanding of prospect research, prospect management, strategic planning and market research on donors and prospects.
Develops, maintains, and updates information on new and existing prospects, solving problems as they arise.
Performs other related work as needed.
Coursework in project management, business, finance, economics, analytics, library and information science, or non-profit management.
Minimum five years of professional experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Experience leading a project team or managing staff.
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 the University's donor relationship management system, Salesforce, Tableau, Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
Build, lead, mentor, and motivate a diverse team, and to encourage growth and change in both people and programs. A strong commitment to personal and professional development, and the ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write effectively.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
This position has a hybrid work schedule which includes weekly in office presence.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends as needed.
This position is located in Hyde Park at 5235 South Harper Court.
Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)
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