In May 2019 NKU launched Further, Faster: The Campaign for NKU. In support of the campaign and campus fundraising this position works alongside our gift officers to research, assess, and identify potential major-gift (25,000+) donors. Utilizing a variety of methods the Prospect Researcher position informs fundraising decision-making by creating reports, synthesizing research, and creating biographical/briefing information.
Primary Responsibilities :
Provide high-level research on individuals, corporations, and foundations using a wide variety of biographical, organizational and financial sources.
Prepare briefings, bios, and perform additional research to inform decisions for the Office of the President and the Vice-President for Advancement.
Present and organize information to the development team to help them make informed decisions about their current and potentials donors.
Guide the development team on our database and how to use it effectively for reporting, organizing their work, and maximizing benefit.
Build strong relationships with the gift officers to provide on-going support and research.
Bachelor’s degree plus one year of related experience is preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to think creatively to find important and relevant information on donors, corporate, and foundation contacts.
Must work well in a team environment.
Be comfortable with change and shifting priorities.
Enjoys learning and discovering better ways to maximize return.
Exceptional ethics and integrity, ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Raiser's Edge training a plus.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Acceptable Equivalency
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Quick Link: 9024
Internal Number: 9024
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.