UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Prospect Research Manager
Department : Advancement Services
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
Support UNC Asheville's fundraising efforts by serving as the primary prospect researcher and prospect research expert for the campus. This position qualifies annual, major, and deferred gift prospects by using various online resources to gather and compile research and prepare briefing documents on individuals, corporations, and foundations, as requested by various offices involved in fundraising across campus (University Advancement, Athletics, the Chancellor's Office, and others). This position is responsible for devising strategies to ensure the ongoing development of the University's prospect base.
The position also plays a key role in managing front-line fundraisers' portfolios by supporting the completion of donor files, monitoring portfolio churn, managing research, assuring donor confidentiality, and coordinating collaboration among individuals who hold relationships with prospects and donors.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
A Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of related experience.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
A Bachelor’s Degree and/or advanced degree, and at least 3 years of prospect research and portfolio management experience in a higher education setting. Proactive, goal-oriented individual with ability to plan, implement, and monitor the progress of projects.
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple priorities. Preferred candidates will be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and possess the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with a high level of professionalism. Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Quick Link for Positing : 3740
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Internal Number: 3740
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.