Prospect Research Coordinator


Prospect Research Coordinator

Human Resources
Friday, May 2, 2014
 

Coordinates and conducts specialized research to prepare reports on corporations, private foundations, and individual donors to support University wide development efforts.  Collects and analyzes data to identify and qualify new prospects.  Updates and maintains central donor prospect files (database and hard copy).  Assists with other development activities as needed.  Works collaboratively with the Advancement Services Manager on assigned tasks. 

Position Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Office of University Advancement
Reports To: Advancement Services Manager (Dana Salony)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Main Campus

To apply, send a current resume and cover letter to the Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, Texas 76105, or HR@txwes.edu.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Prepares research profiles with biographical, financial, and giving information.

Monitors newspapers, websites, news reports, and magazines for updates on prospects and donors.

Updates prospect and donor information uncovered from research in Raiser’s Edge and hard files.

Develops ongoing practices to keep research data current.

Actively identifies new prospective donors.

Conducts searches for new corporate and foundation funding.

Produces queries and reports to track donor trends to the University.

Analyzes data to identify targeted and strategic prospective donor groups.

Assists with the organization of the planned giving program.

Assists with the organization and maintenance of donor files.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree required; Minimum of one to three years’ experience working in an advancement/fundraising office. Previous experience working with donors preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current desktop software programs required; an understanding of databases used in fundraising/alumni affairs preferred—Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Knowledge of prospect research tools and software, preferably ResearchPoint.
Demonstrated ability for data retrieval and report preparation.
Great attention to detail with an eye towards accuracy.
Broad knowledge of PC hardware, software and peripherals.
Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of the local community as well as area leaders.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks.
Knowledge of rules, standards, regulations and laws regarding employment & fundraising practices.
Ability to follow University and Advancement office procedures.
Ability to use discretion in handling confidential matters.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of individuals.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.
Ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to independently define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Evening/weekend hours may be required to carry out the duties of the position.

To apply, send a current resume and cover letter to the Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, Texas 76105, or HR@txwes.edu.

 

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources
Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
Email: HR@txwes.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

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