Job Title: Director of Prospect Research and Management
Louisville, KY United States
Development and Fund Raising
Director of Prospect Research and Management
Bellarmine University Development and Alumni Relations team is seeking to hire an experienced Director of Prospect Management and Research to manage the research program for the division, including planning, implementing and directing a comprehensive program to address activities associated with moving prospects along the giving continuum. Responsibilities include creating and implementing procedures, setting priorities, maintaining the research budget, and overseeing proactive research and prospect management. The director also analyzes, evaluates, and disseminates information that is critical to securing major gifts.
The position works closely with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, and other development officers. They will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Development, and will be part of a creative and energetic advancement team. The Director of Prospect Research and Management will provide crucial assistance to the vice president, associate vice president and other development professionals by establishing and enforcing a "moves management" system, based upon comprehensive research that drives mutually agreed upon cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors and prospects.
Qualifications & Requirements Qualified applicants should possess a Master's degree, preferably in library sciences, psychology or business. A Bachelor's degree, plus experience, may be substituted in lieu of a Master's.
-At least 5 years in a research or research related environment is required.
-Previous development experience and/or a background in a non-profit or educational institution are preferred.
-Proficiency in Internet research is essential.
-Experience with information resources and publications is required, including ERP and/or fundraising databases (Ellucian's Colleague), online services (LexisNexis desired), and database overlays (wealth engine).
Additional Skills needed:
-Excellent attention to detail
-Exceptional communication: writing and editing abilities, strong research and problem solving skills
-Proficiency in locating and synthesizing material from multiple sources
-Ability to interpret, analyze and summarize complex biographical, business and financial data
-High degree of organization and initiative
-Ability to handle deadlines and changing priorities with good judgment
-Well-developed sense of curiosity, ingenuity, perseverance, and good judgement
-Complete respect for confidentiality
-Strong team player
-Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
-Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by clicking on the appropriate link in this posting.
-Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About Bellarmine University:
Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine intends to increase its undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students by adding several new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's 381 Best Colleges, ranks 12th among regional (South) universities in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. Bellarmine also earned a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2015.
Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which was named one of the nation's top 10 most affordable cities by Forbes. CNNMoney recently called Louisville the United States' top "breakout city."
Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.