Description: The Director of Prospect Management and Research supports and guides the fundraising efforts of the University by conducting research, categorizing prospects and donors for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Director of Prospect Management and Research assists development officers in planning strategies and priorities. The Director of Prospect Management and Research tracks the progress of development officers with their prospect portfolios, maintains the contact history, and meets the research needs of the Vice President for University Advancement and the University President.
Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree is required. At least five years of professional experience is required. Experience in prospect research and management in higher education development or a related field is preferred. Training through Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) seminars and workshops and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for prospect research and management is preferred. Must have strong skills in providing excellent customer service and demonstrate strong ethics. A valid driver's license and safe driving history.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of fundraising prospect management principles and methods is required. Knowledge of data mining methodology and predictive modeling is required. The ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Knowledge of or ability to learn LexisNexis, Foundation Directory Online, Banner, donor/prospect management systems and any other technical requirements is essential.
Hire Range: Commensurate with experience.
Work Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday (Some evenings or weekends maybe required.)
Class Code: UP17 – State Title: Development Officer
Position #: 000441 – Band: Unclassified
Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged. See position status at www.lander.edu/hr. Lander University is a tobacco-free campus. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.